After the world found out that Tiffany Haddish would be co-hosting the 90th Academy Awards, many of her fans were hoping that she would be one of the nominees. However, the 38-year-old actress claims she found out that she wasn’t among the nominees when they gave her a list of the people whose names she needed to know.
Haddish said she “didn’t have the time” to become disappointed. She thought to herself, “I got to get those names down now!” Haddish had to announce several difficult monikers like Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Emilie Georges, and Macosko Krieger.
However, it didn’t go over so well because the Girls Trip star didn’t pronounce a lot of them correctly. While saying the name of Daniel Kaluuya, Haddish mispronounced it four times, but it was funny, so she got a pass.
Tiffany said a lot of those names just have “too many vowels.” She said, “this is not what they taught me in English class.”
I am so sorry I can say your name. I just felt like I was a substitute teacher in a Key and Peele skit. I was having a unreal experience. So Greatful your are cool Congratulations! https://t.co/kKyzWdtoNK https://t.co/RWNRQpi6HS
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) January 23, 2018
According to the 38-year-old, after receiving the names, she wondered where the people came from. Tiffany said, “I don’t speak Italian. Is this Italian?”
Either way, Twitter was able to forgive Tiffany because her mispronunciation was just too funny. However, Tiffany not getting the nomination was not very comical to people like Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Celebrity Insider reported at the beginning of the month that the wife of Will Smith was upset she didn’t get at least a nomination.
Jada took to social media to complain about Hollywood’s lack of diversity. Additionally, Jada chose to boycott the ceremonies in the past for similar reasons.
Although to be fair, the actress does have a point, and we’re sure Will would agree, as the former Prince Of Bel-Air had to boycott the Grammys back in the 1990’s because the ceremony didn’t air the segment for rap artists.