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Kumail Nanjiani Won The Oscars

Duana Posted by Duana at March 5, 2018 17:01:04 March 5, 2018 17:01:04
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He didn’t, of course. He and his wife Emily V. Gordon were nominated for their screenplay The Big Sick and didn’t win, though it picked up Best First Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards the night before. I was anxious about this – The Big Sick was a totally worthy screenplay but my heart was with Get Out, so I had very complicated feelings – but ultimately I think Kumail had almost as big a night not winning as he would have had they won. Full Story

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Kumail and Emily’s big win

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 12, 2018 15:05:19 January 12, 2018 15:05:19
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 “Shut up, listen and amplify.” That’s how Kumail Nanjiani chose to end his acceptance speech at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. Coming off the Golden Globes where men barely acknowledged the recent seismic shift in their industry which is entirely a THEM problem, it was nice to hear a man not only address the issue but rightly call out his fellow men to do the bare minimum: “shut up, listen and amplify. Full Story

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The Big Snub

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 11, 2017 15:01:17 December 11, 2017 15:01:17
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The Golden Globes have always been much more interesting in how they recognise achievements in television. We’ll get to some of their TV nominations in a separate post. Where film is concerned, even though you think that with the drama and the musical/comedy categories separated, there’s still room for inclusion, and there’s a lot of room for f-ckery. Full Story

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dear Gossips,

The American Film Institute (AFI) released its Top 10 of 2017 yesterday. We’ll discuss some of the entries through the day but in this space I want to once again spotlight The Big Sick, co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon and, by alphabetical order, the first title to be named.  Read Full Intro

Monday, November 6, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Oscar campaigning is officially underway as there were several events this weekend in Hollywood, featuring many expected award season contenders trying to build as much awareness around their projects and performances before the holiday break.  Read Full Intro

Award season in August

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 4, 2017 16:00:43 August 4, 2017 16:00:43
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Some of us care about award season year-round. There’s a small group at work and we exchange emails almost every day about possible contenders, speculating about how the field will narrow as we get deeper into the fall. While the work itself should always be paramount, needless to say, what generates more or less award season interest is who the players will be. Full Story

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Dear Gossips,

The big story at the box office this weekend was Spider-man: Homecoming, the third best opening of the year behind Beauty And The Beast and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2. The big story at the specialty box office this year, however, continues to be The Big Sick.  Read Full Intro

Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at June 29, 2017 18:13:23 June 29, 2017 18:13:23
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F-ck, I love romantic comedies. The Big Sick is a great romantic comedy that reminds even the most pessimistic viewer that rom-coms are not dead and when done right, they're just, you know, comedies that are also romantic. The Big Sick is funny as f-ck and romantic as hell. It’s also awkward, weird, unsteady, emotional, and complicated – just the best relationships. Full Story

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