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Jada Pinkett Smith Has Some Thoughts on This Year’s Golden Globe Nominations

"This is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system," Smith wrote in reference to Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip, and The Big Sick being snubbed.

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Jada Pinkett Smith just took to Twitter to share her views on this year’s predictably disappointing Golden Globe nominations, and specifically the omission of her Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish. Announced yesterday morning, the list drew criticism for several omissions, including Girls Trip and The Big Sick, and for excluding Jordan Peele’s Get Out from several major categories including Best Director and Best Screenplay.

“I have so much to say on why Tiffany Haddish was not nominated for a Globe… but I won’t” Smith began, with a zip-mouthed emoji, before changing her mind a day later. “I'm not upset about Tiffany Haddish or Girls Trip not getting a nom... I'm discouraged about the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press wouldn't even WATCH the movie. 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?"

Noting that Haddish has been asked to present at the Globes, despite not earning a nomination, Smith added “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.”

 

Smith called on Hollywood to “expand its concepts of race, gender equality and inclusion in regard to its perception of art across the board,” before wrapping up with a devastating reference to Get Out’s 'Sunken Place'. For fear of spoiling the movie's actual plot (although if you still haven't seen it, rectify that ASAP) we'll defer to Peele's own definition here: "The Sunken Place means we're marginalized. No matter how hard we scream, the system silences us."

This article originally appeared on elle.com

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