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Tiffany Haddish’s 20-minute acceptance speech is everything

She did it all holding a martini.


Audra Schroeder


Published Jan 4, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 6:03 am CDT

Wednesday night at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish took the audience on a ride with a 20-minute acceptance speech for best supporting actress in the film.

She spoke of the Hindu goddess behind her and thanked God for putting her parents together to make her. Haddish explained that she auditioned for the role in Girls Trip at the urging of crew members from the Jordan Peele film Keanu, and detailed one scene that was cut from the movie because “Universal was afraid that women would actually do this shit.” It’s a scene where Regina Hall has discovered her husband is cheating and Haddish’s character is telling her how she’s going to help. It involves Ambien:

And then when he sleep, we’re gonna burn your name in his dick. Then we’re gonna put mud and salt on it so it will heal right over, and it will be ribbed for your pleasure. And then when he wake up we’ll look him dead in his eyes, and we’ll tell him right to his face, to keep your name out of these bitches’ mouths. And they took that out of the movie, but I like to tell everybody about it, because these are the things I think about at night sometimes.

She also reflected on critics and trying to be less sensitive:

I know some people in here are going to talk shit about me. It’s OK. You know why it’s okay? Because you care enough to say something. If you didn’t say nothing, then you didn’t care. So if you said something, thank you. I don’t care if it’s positive or negative. I appreciate you. I’m glad you see me. Cause there were so many years nobody saw me. You know when you’re a little kid going through the system, you wonder, ‘Does anyone even know I’m alive?’ And to be able to be this example to youth. There are so many people like me that you guys have no clue about. But they coming, ’cause I kicked the fucking door open.

And she did it all holding a martini.

Here’s a (lousily shot) video of Tiffany Haddish’s epic, world-beating best supporting actress acceptance speech at tonight’s New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Awards

Posted by Alison Willmore on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Oh, and Paul Thomas Anderson also apparently wants to work with Haddish.

She ready.

H/T Vulture

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*First Published: Jan 4, 2018, 10:14 am CST