On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press released the nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Mary J. Blige, Issa Rae, Denzel Washington and Sterling K. Brown joined the list of Hollywood stars to be lauded for their work over the past year.
But noticeably left off the list was Girls Trip, the Will Packer film that was the highest grossing adult comedy of 2017. Jada Pinkett Smith, who stars in the film alongside Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, shared her sentiments about the snub on Twitter —particularly Haddish not being nominated for her standout performance.
And she kept it real.
“I have so much to say on why @TiffanyHaddish was not nominated for a Globe… but I won’t [speak],” she initially said.
Fans then pleaded with her to say more, to which she followed up Tuesday afternoon with a series of tweets expanding on her initial comment.
“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,Girl this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system.”
“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.”
Girls Trip, released July 21, is still the highest grossing adult comedy of 2017.