Summer smash ‘Girls Trip’ delivered one of the biggest box office slays of the year; and yet when the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes were revealed yesterday, the comedy was nowhere to be found.
Nor was its breakout star Tiffany Haddish, whose career has soared to astronomic heights on the back of the movie’s success.
And Jada Pinkett is not impressed.
See what she had to say below…
It all started when outspoken Jada hinted at her displeasure on Twitter.
She followed up today with an open letter…
Actually I will… here we go…
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
I’m not upset about @TiffanyHaddish or @GirlsTripMovie not getting a nom… I’m discouraged about the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press/@goldenglobes wouldn’t even WATCH the movie.
Girls Trip was one of the most successful films this summer & Tiff was hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017 and we couldn’t get eyes on the film or a press conference. How could a nom happen & how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?
But yet… Tiff has been asked to present at their ceremony. This isn’t about shaming, this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system.
And I dare not invalidate all the many journalist and people from all walks of life who have supported this movie by defining the issue as simply… racism.
Hollywood has systems in place that must learn to expand its concepts of race, gender equality and inclusion in regard to its perceptions of art across the board.
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.
Moments like this occur so that we have an opportunity to discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms. It’s all about growth. Love.
This isn’t the first time Jada has used her platform to voice her concerns. She was one of the integral names at the heart of the #OscarsSoWhite debate.
In any case, do you agree with Jada?