Kumail Najiani, Pakistani-American stand-comedian and actor, was nominated for an Oscar in the ‘original screenplay’ category for The Big Sick.
The Big Sick is a drama-romance that portrays about his romantic life that occurred with wife in real life, Emily Gordan. Kumail was the main protagonist as himself, Zoe Kazan was playing the role of girlfriend Emily as Holly Hunter and Ray Romano were cast as Emily’s parents.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 23, 2018
With the help of his, Emily V Gordon, Nanjiani cowore his debut film.
Hey Academy Award nominee @emilyvgordon, how’s it going?
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 23, 2018
“By depicting a Muslim family as like normal people, that’s its big political statement,” said Nanjiani in an earlier interview to Reuters.
“It’s important for kids to see themselves in the stuff they watch. But more than that, I think it’s important that people from different points of view are behind the camera telling the stories, writing them, directing them,” Nanjiani had said.
Najiani received a positive and overwhelming response to such a tremendous recognition on Twitter.
Congratulations to the both of you for the nomination and sharing your love story to the world in the most insightful , charming and funny was as possible ❤️
— Julian Ekka (@JulianEkka) January 23, 2018
Congratulations to you both. Well deserved.
— John Carroll Lynch (@MrJCLynch) January 23, 2018
— Ron DOV (@rez512) January 23, 2018
Me at my parents finding success pic.twitter.com/IYMj7ztesU
— Braden J— (@BackhandBandit) January 23, 2018
Kumail Nanjiani's co-star and Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher took to Twitter to congratulate the whole team
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