The New York Film Critics Circle launched Tiffany Haddish into the Oscar race last month when they surprisingly awarded the actress and stand-up comedian their Best Supporting Actress award for her work in the film “Girls Trip.” Haddish was then nominated at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Will these high-profile kudos for the summer blockbuster comedy translate to an Oscar nomination? And if so, will Haddish wear her reliable Alexander McQueen four-thousand-dollar dress that she made famous on “Saturday Night Live”?
Haddish made a big splash hosting “SNL” on November 11. In her opening monologue she wore a dress that she also wore to the “Girls Trip” premiere because she said the dress cost her more than her monthly mortgage payment. Despite what fashion mavens say, she’s going to keep wearing that dress as much as possible. The comedian also joked about how unreliable the website “Celebrity Net Worth” is since they list her has having two million dollars, yet her bank account says otherwise. She promised her dress would probably make a few more appearances on “SNL” that night and it did, including a gratuitous walk-through in the middle of Weekend Update.
Broad comedies like “Girls Trip” are not usual academy fare, but Haddish has been quite well reviewed in the film. David Rooney (The Hollywood Reporter) wrote, “The sparkplug that repeatedly ignites them all is shameless wild-child Dina, a role likely to be a breakout for the volcanically funny Haddish.” And Haddish has been out campaigning for the flm amongst the Hollywood elite, even recently being photographed hanging out with no less than Barbra Streisand on Twitter.
Should Haddish become a fixture at awards ceremonies next year it is sad that Joan Rivers isn’t still around to ask “Who are you wearing?” Or, in Haddish’s case, “Who are you wearing AGAIN?”
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