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6 Lines From the Speech That 'Shocked' Hollywood

Tiffany Haddish delivered f-bombs, talked Skype sex
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2018 12:05 PM CST
6 Lines From the Speech That 'Shocked' Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish poses on July 27, 2017.   (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP))

(Newser) – After beating out the competition, winners at Sunday's Golden Globes will face yet another challenge: topping what one film writer is calling "the best acceptance speech of all time," delivered Wednesday. Taking home the best supporting actress prize at the New York Film Critics Circle gala, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish delivered an 18-minute acceptance speech that "shocked" the audience and was worthy of an award itself, reports Vulture. Though the event isn't televised, Haddish's speech was recorded and includes more than a few flirtatious lines aimed at Michael B. Jordan, per Vanity Fair, which has a full transcript. Six standout lines:

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  1. On God and her parents: "I want to thank God, because without God, my mom and daddy wouldn't have put their two uglies together and they wouldn't have made me. ... He put two crazy people together to make this one awesome, crazy person."
  2. On how she relates to a Hindu goddess: "She holding on to the rings, you know, because she trying to get a ring on it. ... She holding on to some seeds or a pine cone, which means she's trying to produce and create, and that's exactly what I'm trying to do. I'm not trying to get pregnant yet, Michael, but I'm working on it."
  3. On dealing with criticism: "I'm gonna be around here a long time. ... I know some people in here are going to talk s--- about me. It's OK. You know why it's OK? Because you care enough to say something. If you didn't say nothing, then you didn't care."
  4. Repeating dialogue from a deleted Girls Trip scene: "We're going to give him some Ambien, night night. And then, when he sleep, we're going to burn your name in his d---. And then we're going to put mud and salt on it so it can keloid over, and then it will be ribbed for your pleasure."
  5. On auditioning for Girls Trip: "Finally I got to do the Skype audition for Malcolm [Lee], which I thought was crazy as hell because I'm used to Skype sex. So I didn't know … it worked out good. I didn't take my shirt off."
  6. Some advice: "Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It's the healthiest way to be. Be who you are. Speak who you are. If don't nobody like you, f--- it; there's 10 other people that do."
Read the speech in full here. (Read more speech stories.)

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