US-ENTERTAINMENT-HFPAOr, rather, "Steven Spielberg" responded.

Kumail Nanjiani co-wrote and starred in the romantic comedy "The Big Sick," which is based on how he met his real-life wife, Emily V. Gordon. It was one of the most egregious snubs of the 2018 Golden Globe Award nominations, which just came out this morning. Steven Spielberg's "The Post," on the other hand, was one of the top nominees.

Proving that he and his film really belonged in that comedy category, Nanjiani followed the nominations by tweeting a plug for his snubbed movie -- *and* creating a new Steven Spielberg meme in the process:


You know who loved that gag? "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson, who pulled his own Spielberg:
Yes! More fans and friends had fun with ... shall we call it Spielberg-ing?:


Steven Spielberg should find a way to reference all of this at the Golden Globes -- or the Oscars, if "The Big Sick" gets a nod there.

Spielberg directed "The Post," which earned him a best director Golden Globe nod. Here's what he did say (via THR) in reaction to that film's nominations:

"I am thrilled by today's recognition by the HFPA and particularly happy for our nominees who made this movie happen —Meryl and Tom, Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and of course, John Williams. I only wish Kay Graham were still here to experience how much her story affects all of us."


As "Steven" noted, "The Big Sick" is now available on digital, streaming, and disc. "The Post" opens December 22.

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The Big Sick
R2017
Based on 47 critics

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The Post
PG-132017
Based on 51 critics

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