Fans took note when actress Tiffany Haddish was snubbed by the Academy Awards, and she’s not the only supporting actor to be overlooked at the 2018 Oscars. Call Me By Your Name’s Armie Hammer was also not included in any of the nominations despite the film being nominated for Best Picture and fellow co-star Timothée Chalamet being nominated for Best Actor.
And although the lack of recognition was disappointing to fans, the majority of people took Haddish’s Oscar snub harder with polling site The Tylt reporting that 94.2% of millennials are more upset about Haddish not receiving an Oscar nomination vs. the 5.8% who were more upset that Hammer did not receive a nomination.
More millennials may have taken the Oscar snub harder due to the fact that only 28.3% of movie characters are non-white according to a study conducted by the Annenberg Communications School. So Haddish not being recognized as a black woman for her work most likely weighs more heavily on fans’ minds. Especially since The Creative Artists Agency reports that films with diverse casts are more likely to generate high profits. Girls’ Trip generated more than $100 million in box office profits.
Haddish who had a scene-stealing turn in raunchy critically-acclaimed comedy Girls’ Trip quickly became a fan favorite, and fans and fellow co-star Jada Pinkett Smith took to Twitter to vocally express their disapproval about her lack of Academy Award recognition. Particularly after Haddish was selected to announce the Academy Award nominees alongside Andy Serkis.
But being the superstar she is Haddish took the high road telling Entertainment Weekly that “at the end of the day I’m not concerned with awards like that…I’m more into the job.” We commend Haddish for her always reliable optimism and are excited to see her make an appearance at the awards show tonight where she will be a presenter.