So what’s a snubbed actor and writer to do when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association doesn’t recognize his hard work (or that of co-star Holly Hunter, for that matter)? Pretend to be Steven Spielberg on Twitter and suggest that everyone watch “The Big Sick,” of course.
After the nominations were announced on Monday, Nanjiani tweeted that his phone has been taken over by the director.
Hey gang. This is Steven Spielberg tweeting from Kumail’s phone. My fave movie this yr was The Big Sick. It’s avail on Amazon Prime & iTunes & all that. Great movie to watch w the fam. I watched it w my family (the Spielbergs) & we all loved it. Handing phone back to Kumail now.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 11, 2017
Note to all future awards shows: It’s not too late to right this wrong.