Pakistani-American standup comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani has been nominated for an Oscar in the ‘original screenplay’ category for his 2016 movie The Big Sick.
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Nanjiani co-wrote the film The Big Sick with his wife Emily.V. Gordon with whom he shares the Oscar nomination. The story portrays the true love story of the both of them as an interracial couple and is a romantic comedy.