Gay romance film Call Me By Your Name has scored four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.
The film is based on the novel by André Aciman and tells the story of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who unexpectedly falls in love with Oliver (Armie Hammer), a grad student who comes to stay at his family’s home in Italy in 1983.
Call Me By Your Name has been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, pitting it against The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Phantom Thread, and The Post.
Timotheé Chalamet has been nominated for his portrayal of 17-year-old Elio in the film, and he’s up against Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Kaluuya, Gary Oldman, and Denzel Washington.
Chalamet said in a statement he was “truly honoured” to receive the nomination.
“Without [director Luca Guadagnino’s] true mastery and vision, and without Armie’s trust and guidance, without the public arts funding that made my high school education possible, I wouldn’t be in this position,” the actor said.
“Thank you to those that made this possible, and the Academy, for this recognition.”
Call Me By Your Name has also been nominated for Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song for Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love”.
The critically-acclaimed movie was nominated in three major categories at this year’s Golden Globes earlier this month but sadly walked away empty-handed.
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