Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani nominated for Oscar

Published: January 23, 2018
Kumail Najiani and wife Emily Gordan. PHOTO COURTESY: MERCURY

Kumail Najiani and wife Emily Gordan. PHOTO COURTESY: MERCURY

Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani-American stand up-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.

With the help of his, Emily V Gordon, Nanjiani cowore his debut film.

“By depicting a Muslim family as like normal people, that’s its big political statement,” said Nanjiani in an earlier interview to Reuters.

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“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.

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Najiani received a positive and overwhelming response to such a tremendous recognition on Twitter.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Parvez
    Jan 24, 2018 - 12:10AM

    Amazing movie….I hope you’ll win.Recommend

  • Salamat Ali Naeem Salamat
    Jan 24, 2018 - 7:22AM

    Don’t know him. Don’t care.
    Why is it that suddenly some unknown foreign brown guy is presented to us as national hero representing us in the world?
    Doesn’t a common Pakistani have enough talent to become note worthy at international level and get the headlines even at local news papers?Recommend

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