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Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Meet the Oscar presenters
Greta Gerwig, Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Kumail Nanjiani and Tiffany Haddish will be among this year's presenters at the Academy Awards.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
Apple developing immigrant anthology series Little America from The Big Sick Oscar nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
The married couple, who are up for best original screenplay Academy Award for the movie inspired by their lives, are teaming with Master of None co-creator Alan Yang and SMILF executive producer Lee Eisenberg on the half-hour anthology series. “Little America is based on the true stories featured in Epic Magazine,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It is described as a funny, romantic, heartfelt and inspiring look beyond the headlines at the lives of immigrants in America at a time when their stories are more relevant than ever.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Kumail Nanjiani is poised to write and star in a TV series based on My Beautiful Laundrette
The 1985 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis about a British man of Pakistani descent and his white boyfriend who run a laundromat in London is set to be remade as a TV series, with Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg on board as well as Traffic writer Stephen Gaghan. So far, no network is attached.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 4:29AM EDT
While doing Silicon Valley research, Kumail Nanjiani said he learned that tech companies don’t care about ethics
In a tweetstorm Wednesday, the HBO star expressed concern that the real Silicon Valley doesn’t even care about the ethical implications of their work. “As a cast member on a show about tech, our job entails visiting tech companies/conferences etc,” he tweeted. “We meet ppl eager to show off new tech. Often we'll see tech that is scary. I don't mean weapons etc. I mean altering video, tech that violates privacy, stuff w obv ethical issues. And we'll bring up our concerns to them. We are realizing that ZERO consideration seems to be given to the ethical implications of tech. They don't even have a pat rehearsed answer. They are shocked at being asked. Which means nobody is asking those questions.”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Kumail Nanjiani can’t find the stage in his first SNL promo
Saturday Night Live created an elaborate first promo for the Silicon Valley star.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 3:21PM EDT
Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Reese Witherspoon among Emmy presenters
The list of the first group of presenters also include Nicole Kidman, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Faris and Jason Bateman.