Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Out The Golden Globes After ‘Girls Trip’ Was Left With No Nominations
Girls Trip was the film that everyone and their mama went to see this summer – it seemed to have secured its spot as comedy of the year after earning worldwide popularity and a jaw-dropping $137million US dollars in the box office.
It’s no secret that Tiffany Haddish was the star of the show, her hilarious performance caused us all to laugh until our stomachs were in stitches, she’s truly sky rocketed to her rightful place at the top this year.
Many were shocked to discover that Haddish hadn’t been nominated for a Golden Globe, amongst the list of disappointed faces was Jada Pinkett Smith, co-star on ‘Girls Trip’.
Jada took to twitter and has sparked a debate that’s been going on for days – was Girls Trip robbed of a nomination?
Actually I will... here we go...— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
Mrs Pinkett Smith had time and then hit the world with some hard facts.
She continued to tweet, “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?— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
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.— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
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.— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
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.— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
Moments like this occur so that we have an opportunity to discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms. It's all about growth. Love.— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017
She expressed how it bewildered her that the organisers of the Golden Globes could invite Tiffany Haddish to present the show rather than recognising her achievements as an actress.
Jada continued to point out the flawed and racist system in Hollywood:
Her rant caused a ruckus on Twitter as people have been going back and forth debating whether or not ‘Girls Trip’ deserved to be nominated for a Golden Globe.
But many have missed her point – racism in the film industry often only recognises black films and actors when they are adhering to a negative discourse. With so many films focusing on crime or slavery, it is disheartening when films such as Get Out are called a comedy and the black girl magic in Girls Trip isn’t even being given a chance.