Kumail Nanjiani Responds To Golden Globes Snub For 'The Big Sick' in The Best Way

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Kumail Nanjiani in 'The Big Sick' (2017). Amazon Studios/Lionsgate

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani took his Golden Globes snub in stride. On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed The Big Sick didn't a get single nomination, despite its whopping six Critics' Choice Award nods. Soon after, Nanjiani took to Twitter to jokingly defend the film he co-wrote and starred in—by using the voice of Steven Spielberg.

Here's how it went: "Steven Spielberg" supposedly borrowed Nanjiani's phone to declare The Big Sick his favorite movie of the year. Nanjiani—sorry, Spielberg—tried to assure readers of his identity by referencing Jaws, E.T., The BFG and Lincoln—four of the director's biggest hits.

For some reason, Nanjiani's friend Mike Birbiglia doubted the claim and commented, "This tweet feels fishy." "Spielberg" did not appreciate this lack of faith and provided further proof by listing more Spielberg films. (Because, as everyone knows, the real Speilberg always peppers the names of his blockbuster mega hits into everyday conversations.)

Well, that settles it, Spielberg endorses The Big Sick. And Mike Birbiglia will never work in Hollywood again!

But on the very slim chance those tweets actually came from Nanjiani and not the literal highest-grossing director in the world, kudos to Nanjiani for finding humor in a pretty egregious snubbing situation.

Nanjiani should take comfort in the fact that The Big Sick has a shot at the Oscars—especially if the six Critics' Choice Award have anything to say about it. While the Golden Globes are always fun, most people agree they don't matter much. The Globe nominations and wins are chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of international journalists who are known for purposefully voting against the tendencies of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

It's that intentional rebellion by the HFPA that leads to The Greatest Showman—a deeply serious musical drama starring Zac Efron in a top hat—making the cut while The Big Sick—Nanjani's and Emily Gordon's critically-acclaimed romantic comedy—gets pushed aside. Hopefully, the Oscars will be a different story. If not, at least Nanjiani has a powerful, rich and definitely-not-fake ally in Spielberg.

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