AceShowbiz - After the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards were announced, it's only a matter of time before those disappointed with the list speak out. This time, Jada Pinkett Smith slams the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for not giving a single nomination for her movie "Girls Trip".
Pinkett Smith, who plays Lisa in the comedy movie, took to Twitter to express her frustration over the "Girls Trip" Golden Globes snub. "I have so much to say on why @TiffanyHaddish was not nominated for a Globe... but I won't," she initially wrote on Monday, December 11. Hours later, she wrote, "Actually I will... here we go...," before starting her lengthy rant.
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.
According to various reports, the HFPA members were invited to the film's premiere, but it's unclear how many voters attended. However, a source close to the situation tells EW that HFPA held a screening for the movie on July 18.
She went on making a case for a nomination for her co-star Tiffany Haddish, She thought that the HFPA disrespected Haddish by asking her to be a presenter at the upcoming ceremony instead. "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?" she wrote.
"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."
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," the 46-year-old actress went on accusing. "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."
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," she added, before concluding it with an urge for people "to discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms. It's all about growth. Love."
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
As reported before, "Wonder Woman" and "The Big Sick" were also among the biggest Golden Globes snubs this year. The fact that the Golden Globes nominated five male directors in best director category and there's no single nomination for a superhero movie only irritated people even more.
"greta gerwig directed lady bird. 197 reviews. 99|percent| on rotten tomatoes. patty jenkins directed wonder woman. one of the biggest movies of the year. critical success as well. yet the Golden Globes chose to nominate 5 men in their 'Best Director' category instead. let it sink in," one criticized.
Another commented on the nominations, "For those who think @PattyJenks was snubbed- the Golden Globes aren't fans of superhero movies. I hope she gets a nomination for an Oscar. #WonderWoman deserves a nomination."