There were a lot of great movies that came out in 2017, but there is no doubt in my mind that the absolute funniest was Girls Trip, and that's mostly thanks to Tiffany Haddish. The comedian's role as the wisecracking, loud, happy-go-lucky Dina was a huge breakout moment for Haddish, finally showing mainstream audiences just how next-level hilarious she is both while acting and just in interviews. Despite her big break, the Golden Globes snubbed Tiffany Haddish and Girls Trip this year, and people are not happy about it.
Everyone who has seen Girls Trip already knows that Tiffany Haddish's gut-bustingly hilarious performance deserves to get some recognition — I mean, she is the source of nearly all the one-liners and physical comedy in the movie, not to mention that particularly memorable scene with a grapefruit. But I guess the Hollywood Foreign Press Association must have missed Girls Trip in theaters, or forgotten about it. And that is a shame, expecially considering it was the highest-grossing comedy movie of the year, and dazzled critics to earn an impressive 89 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out some of the reactions to the Golden Globes totally ignoring Tiffany Haddish's comedic brilliance in Girls Trip below:
Girls Trip fans are especially upset about Tiffany Haddish's snub not only because she knocked that performance out of the park, but also just because we have had so much fun seeing her blow up and prove how naturally funny she is time and again in all of her press appearances. Not to mention her incredible gig hosting Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago. Just imagine how perfect a Golden Globes acceptance speech from Tiffany Haddish would have been. I guess we will have to keep imagining...
And its not just movie fans that have been clamoring about Tiffany Haddish's Girls Trip performance. Since the movie came out over the summer, tons of critics and writers have been praising Haddish's role, and predicting that it would make her a major contender in this awards season. Haddish did just nab her first major trophy a couple weeks ago when the New York Film Critics Circle named her the best supporting actress of the year. Industry insiders have been guessing that this winning streak for Haddish would continue to and through the Oscars, culminating in her possibly taking home the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. Obviously, this Golden Globes snub puts a bit of a roadblock in Haddish's path to Oscars gold, but her fans can still hold out hope that she will get the recognition she deserves when the Academy Awards announced their nominees.
In place of Tiffany Haddish, the Golden Globe nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture this year are: Mary J. Blige in Mudbound, Hong Chau in Downsizing, Allison Janney in I, Tonya, Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird, and Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water. You probably noticed that none of these are straight comedy roles, although Allison Janney's portrayal of Tonya Harding's cartoonishly abusive mother is actually pretty comical, and Octavia Spencer does offer some brief comic relief in The Shape of Water. But clearly, if the awards were really going to praise the funniest movie performance of the year, they would have to include Tiffany Haddish. Let's just hope Haddish still gets to go to the Golden Globes and we can get some hilarity from her in the audience.
The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Jan. 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET airing on NBC. Seth Meyers will serve as the host of the ceremony.