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16. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Best Original Screenplay, The Big Sick

"We are thrilled and honored to be nominated for The Big Sick. We got a masterclass in storytelling from our producers, Barry Mendel and Judd Apatow, and from our director Michael Showalter — all of whom pushed us to dig down, be more honest, and be willing to make changes when the story called for it. It was an incredibly unique challenge to take some of the most vulnerable, painful, and beautiful moments from our life together and turn it into a movie. At times we worried it would be insurmountable, or would rip us apart, or even worse — that no one would like it. The fact that it connected with audiences is exhilarating, and this nomination proves that our love is real. We have decided to stay married."