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Things We Saw Today: Dear Hollywood, Please Give Tiffany Haddish All the Awards and Also Let Her Host Every Ceremony. Thank You.


Tiffany Haddish won Best Supporting Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and her acceptance speech is one of the greatest speeches–one of the greatest awards show moments, really–of recent history, if not ever. Not only does she bring her drink (the “Tiffanytini”) with her, and flirt with Michael B. Jordan from the stage, but in the 17-minute speech she alternates between hilarious and profoundly thoughtful. Here’s my favorite moment, when she addresses the critics directly:

I know some people in here are going to talk shit about me. It’s okay. 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?” 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 fucking door open.

  • Light of our lights Sterling K. Brown is doing a guest stint on one of our favorite shows, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. AND it’s a bottle episode, meaning there will be a lot of Brown. We cannot wait! (via Variety)
  • Other light of our lights Lindy West has two new books on the horizon. One will examine how we arrived at this terrifying moment in history, “laying out Lindy’s grand theory of America: seemingly disparate or even insignificant threads from throughout the past few hundred years gathered into one sprawling, funny, illuminating tapestry.” (via Jezebel)
  • Trump appeared at today’s White House press briefing via two gigantic dystopian screens (presumably from, like, the next room?), and there were obviously memes-a-plenty. This one is my favorite, though:

  • There’s an ongoing pattern of Patty Jenkins saying things in interviews, writers having opinions about those things, and then Jenkins coming back angry and saying they were taken out of context. So for now, I’ll just leave this one here: Wonder Woman 2 will be less a direct sequel and more “an entirely new adventure.” Also, possible Lynda Carter cameo! (via SyFyWire)

What did you all see out there over your Tiffanytinis?

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Vivian Kane (she/her) has a lot of opinions about a lot of things. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Brock Wilbur and too many cats.