Tiffany Haddish‘s breakout performance in Girls Trip was one of the more noticeable snubs of this year’s Golden Globes nominations — and her costar Jada Pinkett Smith has an issue with it. The actress claims that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the awards and organizes the ceremony, wouldn’t even screen the film for consideration.
“I have so much to say on why @TiffanyHaddish was not nominated for a Globe… but I won’t,” Smith tweeted on Monday before launching into a thread the next day. “Actually I will… here we go…”
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,” she wrote on Tuesday. “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?”
A source close to the situation tells EW that HFPA held a screening of Girls Trip on July 18.
As Variety‘s Kristopher Tapley also reported, HFPA members received screeners and an invitation to the film’s premiere. A press conference never happened, but he states it was “because the group was unable to travel to New Orleans for the junket.” Tapley noted a press conference for Get Out (which did get nominated) did not happen, either.
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SOURCE: EW – Nick Romano