Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars

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The critically lauded romantic drama took home one golden statuette at last night’s Academy Awards.

James Ivory became the oldest Oscar winner ever last night when he won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on the critically acclaimed same-sex romance, Call Me By Your Name.

The 89-year-old previously won the Adapted Screenplay accolade at the BAFTAS and the 2018 Writers Guild Awards for his work on the film.

Call Me By Your Name lost Best Picture to Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy film, The Shape of Water, and Sufjan Stevens’ Mystery of Love lost Best Original Song to Remember Me from Coco.

Timothée Chalamet, star of the movie and also the youngest ever actor to be nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars, lost the award to Gary Oldman for his portrayal as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

The Shape of Water won a leading four awards, whilst Dunkirk took home three. Blade Runner 2049, Coco, Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Epping, Missouri took home two each.

Meanwhile, if you’re finding yourself longing to return to Elio and Oliver’s world, you’ll be pleased to know that a sequel has already been discussed.

Director Luca Guadagnino said that part of the story will involve the AIDS epidemic which tore through the gay community during the 1980s – something that was absent from the Call Me By Your Name novel and film.

“I think it’s going to be a very relevant part of the story,” Guadagnino told The Hollywood Reporter.

“I think Elio will be a cinephile, and I’d like him to be in a movie theatre watching Paul Vecchiali’s Once MoreThat could be the first scene [in the sequel].”

Guadagnino also touched upon Andre Aciman’s final part of the book which travels through time meeting up with the two characters during different stages of their lives.

“Call Me can be the first chapter,” he explained.

“If the first one is a story of coming of age and becoming a young man, maybe the next chapter will be, what is the position of the young man in the world, what does he want – and what is left a few years later of such an emotional punch that made him who he is?”

Guadagnino initially teased us with a sequel last year when he told Gay Times: “Maybe in time we’ll be able to tell more stories about these people.”

When asked if he’s spoken to the author about a sequel, he added: “I’ve spoken to André about that and, yeah, André is up for it.”

Bring it on!



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