"I'm glad you see me": Watch Tiffany Haddish's rousing, crowd-pleasing NYFCC acceptance speech
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"I'm glad you see me": Watch Tiffany Haddish's rousing, crowd-pleasing NYFCC acceptance speech

Thursday evening, Tiffany Haddish was among the honorees at the New York Film Critic Circle’s awards and dinner, as she received her award for Best Supporting Actress for Girls Trip. 

Her acceptance speech, nearly 20-minutes long, is making its way across the net, with critics at the dinner and beyond calling it one of the best acceptance speeches ever.

Variety picked up some of her best bits:

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—ing door open.”

On the business: “I think this whole business is about how you feel, what you put out to the world, and how you make other people feel. When you feel good about what you’re doing, in my mind, it makes other people feel good.”

On the critics (again): “I’m thankful for the critics. I’m learning a lot about you guys. The only critics I knew before this were Siskel and Ebert and when they passed I was like ‘Oh well.’”

 

Watch the video, captured by Alison Wilmore, below:

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