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Jada Pinkett Smith blasts Golden Globes for snubbing Girls Trip yet asking co-star Tiffany Haddish to host the show

Jada Pinkett Smith blasts Golden Globes for snubbing Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish
Girls Trip starred Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish (Picture: WENN)

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

The actress shared her thoughts on Twitter on Tuesday to accuse the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the committee responsible for choosing which films get nominated) of refusing to screen Girls Trip for awards consideration and for not nominating Tiffany in the Best Supporting Actress category.

The 46-year-old tweeted about it on Monday before choosing to restrain herself until she carried on Tuesday.

Jada Pinkett Smith blasts Golden Globes for snubbing Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish
(Picture: Getty Images)

Obviously unable to hold back she said: ‘I have so much to say on why @TiffanyHaddish was not nominated for a Globe… but I won’t.’

Letting it all out today, she unleashed a lengthy thread for all her followers to read.

‘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,’ she tweeted.

Calling Haddish the ‘funniest person on screen in 2017,’ Pinkett Smith called out the HFPA for seemingly ignoring the film’s box office success and critical acclaim.

Jada Pinkett Smith blasts Golden Globes for snubbing Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish has had an incredible year (Picture: Getty Images)

She said: ‘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.’

In the next few minutes she tweeted: ‘How could a nom happen & how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?’

In her statement, the mum-of-two, who is married to actor Will Smith, noted that despite the lack of recognition given to the film, Haddish was asked to present at the awards ceremony.

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Girls Trip smashed the Box Office in full force as Jade, Tiffany and their co-stars Queen Latifah and Regina Hall made audience members laugh in cinemas. In the U.S the hit comedy grossed a whopping $115 million (£86 million) this summer.

Jada, who has spoken out about racial issues in Hollywood in the past especially during the #OscarSoWhite movement, said that she believes the snub had to do with the all-black ensemble.

‘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,’ she tweeted.

The actress continued: ‘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.’

You can read her tweets in full here:

Actually I will… here we go…

— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 12, 2017

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

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.

— 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

You can see the full Golden Globes nominations list here.

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