Jada Pinkett Smith is not taking the omission of her film and its breakout star (Tiffany Haddish) from Monday’s Golden Globe nominations lightly.
“Girls Trip” stars Pinkett Smith, Haddish, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall as a group of friends reconnecting, after years apart, on a trip to New Orleans’ annual Essence Music Festival.
But a news conference for the group was forgone as HFPA members did not travel to New Orleans, where the film was junketing — which Pinkett Smith also alluded to in her tweets.
She said she was voicing her concerns not to shame the Globes voters but to prompt a “discussion [about] an antiquated system.” She also said that she would not “invalidate all the many journalist[s] and people from all walks of life who have supported this movie by defining the [omission] as simply ... racism.”
“Hollywood has systems in place that must learn to expand its concepts of race, gender equality and inclusion in regard[s] to its perceptions of art across the board,” she said, noting that “The Big Sick” was also wrongly snubbed, and commenting on the controversy around Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” being dubbed a comedy for nomination purposes.
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