A surprised Tiffany Haddish tears up after finding out she won a Grammy!
On Sunday night, the “Girls Trip” star was unable to attend the ceremony, as she was hosting her CBS show “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”
While speaking to two adorable children, the comedian discussed her Best Comedy Album nomination, telling them, “I’m just happy to be nominated, personally.”
That’s when a producer in the control room informs her that she actually won the prize for “Black Mitzvah”!
“I just what? I just won a Grammy?” she says in disbelief. “Are you serious?”
“Tell them all you just won a Grammy. Congratulations! You just won Best Comedy Album,” the producer tells Haddish in her earpiece. “No lying; this is for real!”
That’s when Haddish starts getting emotional, revealing that a Black woman has not won the category in 35 years.
“Y’all serious?” she said. “I really won? You know a Black woman hasn’t won in that category since 1986? A Black woman hasn’t won in that category since Whoopi Goldberg.”
“Yes, I learned that in Black History Month,” responds one of the girls.
“Can I tell you why I’m crying?” Haddish asks the girls, before saying, “It’s a lot of bumpy roads that you cross and it’s a lot of times you feel like, ‘What? Am I doing the right thing? Is this good enough? Am I good enough? Am I strong enough to do this job?’
“And you just have to believe in yourself as much as you can and against all odds, you just say, ‘You know what? I’m gonna put my best foot forward and I’m gonna give the world the best that I’ve got.’“
“Anything is possible,” she concludes.
Haddish, who previously snagged a 2019 Best Spoken Word Album nomination for “The Last Black Unicorn,” beat out fellow comics Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt, and Jerry Seinfeld.
In 2018, she took home an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for guest co-hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
Congrats, Tiffany! Well deserved!