Tiffany Haddish’s HBO Deal Proves Her Award Seasons’ Snubs Won't Hold Her Back
New York Times bestselling author and comedian Tiffany Haddish may not have been nominated for a Golden Globe or Oscar this awards season, but that doesn't mean the entertainer isn't gearing up for something great. Haddish landed a two-year deal with HBO, further proving that her award snubs aren't even relevant; nothing can hold her back.
According to Variety, Haddish and her production company She Ready signed a first-look deal with the cable network, and it's safe to bet that the talent will be dropping some pretty cool projects in the years to come. But, what is a first-look deal, you ask? Well, pretty much, HBO is calling first dibs on any and everything Haddish chooses to the develop over the next two years. Sure, the network has the opportunity to pass up on any of the potential projects, but contractually, they'll get to have their hands in the pot first, before Haddish shops elsewhere for backing.
The awesome news comes just after fans were upset that the breakout star didn't receive a single Golden Globes or Oscars nom for her critically acclaimed role in Will Packer's 2017 box office hit Girls Trip. Haddish's portrayal of Dina — the unapologetically vibrant best friend of Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Queen Latifah's characters in the film — has been the talk of the town, and for good reason.
Haddish was said to have had one of the most hilarious big screen performances of the year, so to not be recognized for such in either awards show was a total bummer to many. The role not only introduced Haddish to a greater fanbase, but it also led the Los Angeles native to grabbing a supreme hosting gig on NBC's Saturday Night Live — making her the first black female comedian to do so. Haddish did, however, pick up a New York Film Critics Circle best supporting actress award for the famed role, but according to fans, the actor should've totally been recognized by the industry a lot more than she has.
Grappling over not picking up more awards doesn't seem to really be on Haddish's radar, though. Because according to Variety, the HBO deal also comes in the midst of her seemingly packed schedule. It's being reported that the talent has quite a few other projects coming down the pipeline — such as Kevin Hart's new feature Night School, slated for a September release; Tracy Morgan's TBS show The Last O.G., premiering in April; New Line Cinema's mob comedy The Kitchen; and in addition to starring in, Haddish will be also be adding executive producing credits to her resume in Universal’s The Temp and Paramount Picture's Limited Partners.
Most recently, fans were able to catch Haddish's Drunk History debut in the Jan. 23 episode entitled "Heroines," in which Haddish tells of the battles French assistant museum curator Rose Valland faced while rescuing priceless art from the Nazis during WWII. Haddish was also given a chance to, or better yet, the academy was blessed with an opportunity to have the in-demand talent present the 2018 Oscar nominations live on Jan. 23. And no — the internet could not stop raving about either awesome appearance. By now, when Haddish is present on the screen, folks should expect nothing but candidness and all-out hilarity, and that's exactly what she gave on both at Comedy Central and award nominations.
She's pretty much unstoppable, and the news of Haddish's recent HBO deal totally proves that to be true. The multi-talent is on a pathway to greatness, and nothing, not even a couple of awards show snubs, is going to stand in her way.