Jada Pinkett Smith has never been afraid to voice her opinion. Earlier this year, Pinkett Smith spoke out on the authenticity of her portrayal in the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me. Citing that the performance by Kat Graham and Demetrius Shipp Jr. were good ones with the information given to them, she said wasn’t contacted for any sort of referral from the film’s producers before the movie was released.
The famous actress spoke out again recently about the 2017 Golden Globes, saying that fellow Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish should’ve received a nomination for her performance. Girls Trip was the highest-grossing live-action comedy film of 2017, bringing in over $100 million, and became the most successful film in history to be produced, directed, written by and starring Black creatives.
At first, Pinkett Smith refrained from the topic, but it seems she later decided to speak on things via social media.
Pinkett Smith then mentioned how the Golden Globes brought Haddish into the awards ceremony, but only as a presenter, citing that the Hollywood Foreign Press is looking to take advantage of the actress’ branding and persona while not honoring her creative talents. She also spoke on the snubbing of several other critically acclaimed movies that were made by people of color this year, such as Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Dee Rees’ Mudbound and Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick. This isn’t the first time Pinkett Smith spoke out about the bias shown against Black actors and actresses. Last year, she spoke out against the Oscars and the lack of people of color being nominated for the awards.
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