Jada Pinkett Smith Blasts ‘Antiquated’ Golden Globes for Tiffany Haddish, ‘The Big Sick’ Snubs

Actress claims the HFPA “wouldn’t even WATCH” her movie “Girls Trip”

Jada Pinkett Smith put the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on blast on Monday for snubbing “Girls Trip” and actress Tiffany Haddish, as well as “The Big Sick” in the 2018 Golden Globe nominations.

“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,” the actress tweeted on Monday. “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?”

According to an individual with knowledge, the HFPA held a screening for “Girls Trip” on July 18.  The individual also told TheWrap that HFPA did receive screeners and received invites to the premiere, but didn’t attend a press conference because they couldn’t travel to New Orleans for the film’s junket.

“But yet… Tiff has been asked to present at their ceremony,” Pinkett Smith continued. “This isn’t about shaming, this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system.”

Haddish, whose performance in “Girls Trip” has been lauded by fans and critics, recently won Best Supporting Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

She also pointed out that Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Big Sick” was left out of the nominations entirely, and that “Get Out,” arguably one of the biggest movies of the year, was “considered a comedy.”

“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 wrote.

Universal, the distributor of “Girls Trip,” has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

See Pinkett Smith’s tweets below.