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If there’s one thing the Smith family has always been good at, it’s keeping it real! But for those of you who may have forgotten, here’s a quick reminder.

Earlier this week, Jada Pinkett Smith took to her personal Twitter account to get a few things off of her chest regarding the “systems” that Hollywood has in place. On Monday, The Golden Globes released the official list of nominees for the 75th Golden Globe Awards show, which is set to air in 2018.

In the lengthy rant following the Golden Globes announcement, Jada calls out the Golden Globes for failing to list Tiffany Haddish, her co-star for the Summer hit movie Girls Trip, as a nominee for the 2018 ceremony. Not only are a lot of fans mad that there are ZERO nominations for the film or anything at all related – Jada Pinkett Smith reveals that there’s a bigger issue. According to Jada, Hollywood Foreign Press/ Golden Globes refused to watch the movie or grant them a press conference.

Smith went on to blast The Golden Globes for looking over The Big Slick Movie and for listing Get Out as a “comedy” insisting that their poor choices “illuminate the depths of the sunken place.” *sips tea without stirring*

 

 

While she makes it clear that she’s not trying to blame their decision simply on race, she challenges their refusal to even watch Girls Trip and calls for an opportunity to “discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms.”

Anyone living and breathing on this earth in 2017 with a television or a solid wifi connection, knows how big the movie Girls Trip was whether they actually saw it or not. Girls Trip was the first film starring, written by, directed and produced by African-Americans to go over $100 million at the box office. Numbers don’t lie, but considering how Hollywood works… It’s unfortunate that a part of me isn’t surprised. On the other hand, openly refusing to watch a film in consideration for a nominee? This leaves me with the same question Jada asked:

How could a nomination happen & how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening?