Ali Fazal and Kumail Nanjiani scored nominations at 90 Academy Awards

Vastavam web: Actors Ali Fazal and Kumail Nanjiani are ecstatic as their films “Victoria & Abdul” and “The Big Sick” respectively scored nominations at the 90 Academy Awards.The Fazal and Judi Dench-starrer bagged two nods in Best Costume Design, and Best Make-up and Hairstyling categories and the actor feels grateful for the recognition.”And my heartiest congratulations to all the other nominees in all categories. Great year and great films to be rubbing shoulders with,” he wrote on Twitter alongside stills from the Stephen Frears-directed movie.

Nanjiani’s film received one but major nomination in the leagues for the Original Screenplay Oscar, which the actor co-wrote with his wife Emily V Gordon.”Emily and I met when she heckled me at a comedy show in the back of a diner in 2006. We wrote a movie about it and 12 years later we’re nominated for an Oscar” he tweeted.He also praised “The Shape of Water” for scoring the highest (13) nominations at this year’s Oscars.

“Also, how cool is it that a Guillermo del Toro monster movie is the leader in Oscar nominations? The answer is very.”Kobe Bryant and I have the same number of career Oscar nominations,” Nanjiani quipped.Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who also stars in “The Big Sick”, took to social media saying he was proud to be a part of the film.