Kumail Nanjiani and His 'The Big Sick' Crew Win At The Hollywood Film Awards
Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani won the Comedy Ensemble Award at the Hollywood Film Awards yesterday for his debut film The Big Sick, which chronicles the real-life love story of him and his wife Emily Gordon.
Kumail recognised his co-stars contribution to the film.
He said, "We have a lot of people to thank but I truly, truly want to thank our cast. [ The Big Sick] was a really intimate, personal story and I was nervous about the people joining but I would not go on this journey with anybody but you. You all poured yourself into this thing and gave a piece of yourself to this movie and it is a gift my wife and I will cherish forever."
He further added some comedy to his appreciation. He said,
"We owe you, so if you ever need a ride from the airport or need help moving, I'm your guy."
"Although I do take it back for Ray [Romano], because he's not even at our table [at the awards]. He upgraded to a table with Kate Winslet. And then what happened, Ray? She left, didn't she? Kate left. You know who's still here, buddy? I am."
Hers is the acceptance speech,