Jada Pinkett Smith argues Haddish was "hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017."
The HFPA announced the Globe nominees Monday, and missing from the list was Haddish, whose breakout role in "Girls Trip" won her Best Supporting Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle.
"I have so much to say on why Tiffany Haddish was not nominated for a Globe, but I won't," Smith tweeted Monday following the announcement. She kept her rage under wraps until Tuesday afternoon when she changed her mind.
"Actually I will... Here we go..." she tweeted.
"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 [Association]/Golden Globes wouldn't even WATCH the movie," she wrote. "'Girls Trip' was one of the most successful films this summer, and 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 and how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?"
According to Smith, Haddish was asked to present at the ceremony despite not being recognized by the HFPA.
"This isn't about shaming, this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system," she continued. "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 'The Big Sick' went unnoticed and the fact that one of the most prolific films of the year, 'Get Out,' is considered a comedy illuminates the depths of the sunken place for real," she concluded. "Moments like this occur so that we have an opportunity to discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms. It's all about growth. Love."