Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Out the Golden Globes for Overlooking "Girls Trip"


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Tiffany Haddish was a notable snub Monday when the Golden Globes announced its nominees. The latter movie was nominated for best picture in the comedy or musical category, despite the fact that it has been described most often as a "thriller", while the former wasn't nominated in any category.

Ironically, the Golden Globes awards a breakout star every year with its Miss Golden Globes Award, renamed Golden Globes Ambassador this year. Twenty hours later she decided she actually did have more to say.

Instead, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) offered Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role nominations to Mary J. Blige (Mudboud), Hong Chau (Downsizing), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) and Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water). Her argument as to how the Hollywood Foreign Press can improve their selection process by being more inclusive. "The success of GIRLS TRIP, the first R-rated film starring an all Black female cast to surpass $100 million, and GET OUT, Jordan Peele's directorial debut which surpassed $250 million worldwide, prove just how viable Black films are across the board. How could a nom happen and how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?"

Want to know why Tiffany Haddish wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in Girls Trip? "This isn't about shaming, this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system".

Smith continued, tweeting it's not as simple as "racism", but that Hollywood must "expand its concepts of race, gender equality and inclusion".

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And Jada didn't stop there.

Jada Pinkett Smith has slammed the Golden Globes for snubbing her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish.

The fact that the brilliance of @TheBigSickMovie went unnoticed and the fact that one of the most prolific films of the year, @GetOutMovie, is considered a comedy... illuminates the depths of the sunken place... for real.

While it's unlikely that any of this conversation will change the Golden Globe nominees this year, hopefully speaking out will push the Oscars to be more considerate when it comes to its nominations this year.

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