Tiffany Haddish Goes Viral With Inspiring Award Acceptance Speech
The speeding train that is the career of Tiffany Haddish shows no signs of slowing down in the New Year.
The breakout star had the crowd at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in stitches as she accepted the best supporting actress award for her role in “Girls Trip,” according to video shot from the audience and shared online.
With a drink in one hand — her signature NYFCC-created “Tiffany Toast,” which was Finlandia grapefruit vodka, yuzu citrus and a hint of pomegranate — Haddish got extremely candid with the appreciative crowd, even revealing a disturbing scene that was cut from “Girls Trip” out of fear. (It was about a gruesome vengeance plan that the creators worried would be copied by women in real life…and trigger lawsuits.
Here are a few of the highlights from her speech:
On her special cocktail: “The Tiffany special… it’s delicious. I had two, and I do feel like magic.”
On fact checking: “I want to look at the award, and make sure they spelled my name right… [Looks] It’s right.”
On who to thank: “First, I want to thank god, because without god my Mom and Daddy wouldn’t have put their two uglies together and made me.”
On the statue behind her: “All night I’ve been staring at this bitch, I’m trying to figure out who is this bitch?… When I look her I feel like i’m looking at myself, she’s taking a nap but she’s doing a lot of stuff, all at the same time. That’s what my life has been like that last year. I’m asleep, but I’m woke.”
On critics and paying it forward: “…if you say something, thank you. I don’t care if it’s positive or negative I appreciate you. I’m glad you see me, because it’s been so many years when nobody saw me. When you’re a little kid going through the system you wonder, ‘does anybody even know I’m alive?’ To be able to be this example to so many people like me, that you guys have no clue about, but they’re coming because I keep the f******* door open.”