Follow @MarkHarrisNYCTug at this Oscar stat and you will find a fascinating history of gender-opportunity inequity: The Post is the first time Meryl Streep has been nominated for being in a Best Picture nominee since 1985.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 24, 2018
Rahul Kohli, who plays the wry and intrepid Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti on "iZombie," is caustically funny at times, but his tweets also reveal great affection for his co-stars on the show. He and I once had a delightful back-and-forth regarding "iZombie" star Rose McIver's Netflix movie "A Christmas Prince," which the internet hungrily and hilariously devoured last month.
Follow @RahulKohli13“I remember watching #iZOMBiE when I was 14 years old, after binging 3 seasons, I realised I wanted to be an actor. My life changed after that finale.”— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) January 17, 2018
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"The Big Sick" co-writer and star Kumail Nanjiani is a newer follow for me, but I appreciate his charming sense of humor and sincerity, along with a significant dose of humility, which was particularly evident when he and fellow screenwriter (and wife) Emily Gordon were recently nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay.
Follow @kumailnAlso, how cool is it that a Guillermo del Toro monster movie is the leader in Oscar nominations? The answer is very. It’s very cool.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 23, 2018
My fellow Oberlin College graduate Emily Nussbaum, who now writes for a little magazine called The New Yorker, also happens to be my favorite TV critic. (She penned one of my favorite TV pieces ever, an aptly cutting assessment of "Dexter.") Nussbaum tweets a lot, and often hilariously, about all things pop culture and some things political.
Follow @emilynussbaumI hope that Prince hologram goes rogue and settles some scores for all of us. Carrie At The Prom-style MAYHEM.— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) February 3, 2018
Barry Jenkins won an Oscar last year for his "Moonlight" screenplay, and the film itself won the Academy's best picture trophy. Yet the man's Twitter feed is a model of humility; Jenkins largely uses it to amplify other artists' achievements, with particular emphasis on black filmmakers, writers, musicians, etc. For one of the finest directors and screenwriters working today, he seems remarkably, and believably, like an honorable, modest everyguy. But don't be fooled: His cultural observations are far sharper than the average bear's.
Follow @BarryJenkinsBLACK PANTHER is PEAK double consciousness. It’s a Marvel movie, sure. And a blockbuster, absolutely, covers those bases and covers them well. But a film that features that vegetarian bit? Or Kilmonger’s last line? Ryan’s made two movies at once. And he crushed them both 🙌🏿— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) February 18, 2018