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Kumail Nanjiani’s tweets reacting to his Oscar nomination are almost as funny as The Big Sick

hollywood Updated: Jan 24, 2018 12:51 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Kumail Nanjiani,Emily V. Gordon,The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani, right, and Emily V. Gordon arrive at the 9th annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles. The couple were nominated for an Oscar for original screenplay for The Big Sick.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The feeling of being nominated for an Oscar is still sinking in for stand-up comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani, whose roots trace back to Pakistan.

Nanjiani and his wife Emily V Gordon are nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards for their film The Big Sick, which featured Indian actor Anupam Kher. Kher congratulated the duo on Twitter by saying, “Jai ho.”

“It’s only now settling in. Wow. Emily and I met when she heckled me at a comedy show in the back of a diner in 2006. We wrote a movie about it & 12 years later we’re nominated for an Oscar. I will never get over this,” Nanjiani tweeted.

The nominations were announced here on Tuesday.

The Big Sick is loosely based on the real-life romance between Nanjiani and Gordon. It follows an interracial couple who must deal with cultural differences after Emily becomes ill.

Writer Emily V. Gordon and actor Kumail Nanjiani attend the 24th Annual Screen ActorsGuild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium. (AFP)

The Oscar nominations are led by Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water with 13 nods.

“How cool is it that a Guillermo del Toro monster movie is the leader in Oscar nominations? The answer is very. It’s very cool,” Nanjiani wrote.

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First Published: Jan 24, 2018 12:50 IST