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Jada Pinkett Smith slams Golden Globes over Girls Trip snub

The actress launched into a scathing rant on Twitter


Jada Pinkett Smith has slammed the Golden Globes, after her film Girls Trip was snubbed.

Nominations for the 75th Annual Golden Globes were announced on Monday morning – and many were unhappy about a number of movies not being included in the nominees – including The Big Sick, Wonder Woman, and Girls Trip.

People were baffled by the fact that The Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn’t recognise one of the biggest comedy movies of the year, Girls Trip, or its breakout star, Tiffany Haddish.

One person that was really peeved by the snub was one of the film’s stars, Jade Pinkett Smith – who took to Twitter to vent her frustration.

“I have so much to say on why @TiffanyHaddish was not nominated for a Globe…but I won’t,” she started, but then wrote, “Actually I will…here we go…”

“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 continued.

“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,” she claimed.

“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,” she wrote, before adding, “It’s all about growth. Love.”

Although Jada has claimed that The Hollywood Foreign Press Association wouldn’t even watch Girls Trip, a source told E! News that the HFPA hosted a Girls Trip screening on July 18.

Jada famously boycotted the Oscars back in 2016, and many thought it was because her husband, Will Smith, wasn’t nominated for his role in the film Concussion – however, the actress claimed her reasons were beyond that.

“Today is Martin Luther King’s birthday, and I can’t help but ask the question: Is it time that people of color recognize how much power, influence, that we have amassed, that we no longer need to ask to be invited anywhere?” she said in a Facebook video at the time.

“Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people, and we are powerful. So let’s let the Academy do them, with all grace and love. And let’s do us, differently.”

The 2016 Oscars was the second year in a row in which every nominee in all four acting categories (20 people in total) were white men and women.

The 2018 Golden Globes will air on January 7, 2018, on NBC.

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