Kumail Nanjani the Pakistani actor gets Oscar nomination

Kumail Nanjani the Pakistani actor gets Oscar nomination

Oscar nominees were announced today and the Pakistani actor/comedian Kumail Nanjani became the first Pakistani to get an Oscar nomination for Original Screenplay for his recent movie The Big Sick.




The movie The Big Sick is a drama romance/comedy film based on real life story of Kumail and Emily’s relationship and the troubles Kumail and Emily faced due to their cultural differences.

Kumail a Pakistani born struggling comedian starts dating Emily, a white girl but they have a hard time continuing their relation as Kumail couldn’t muster up the courage to introduce Emily to his brown parents who wants him to marry a Muslim Pakistani girl and continuously tries to hook him up with one. They end up breaking up until Emily falls extremely ill and Kumail realizes how much she meant to him and how tragic it would be to lose her like this.

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Kumail Nanjani is a Pakistani born standup comedian who lived in Karachi until he was 18, he studied in KGS (Karachi Grammar School) where he was a class fellow of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. At the age of 18 he moved to United States of America and started stand-up comedy. Kumail became the first Pakistani to host the famous Saturday night live and was loved by the people. His movie The Big Sick got nominated for the category of Best Original Screenplay making him only the second Pakistani to get an Oscar nomination.


The only Pakistani to get Oscar nominated before Kumail is Kumail’s class fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy who got nominated twice and won both the times for Best Documentary Short Subject category for her short films Saving Face (2012) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2016).

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    […] Kumail Nanjiani the Pakistani actor/stand-up comedian has been making his name in Hollywood for sometime now and in 2017, he finally made it big with his Drama/Romance film The Big Sick. The movie was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. […]

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