It wasn’t a good night for LGBTQ cinema and television at the 2018 Golden Globes.
The critically-acclaimed movie, which was nominated in three major categories, walked away empty handed at the 75th annual awards ceremony on Sunday night, despite being a favourite to win big during awards season.
Based on the novel by André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name tells the story of Elio (Timothée Chalamet) who falls in love with Oliver, (Armie Hammer), an American academic who comes to stay at his family’s home in Italy during the summer of 1983.
The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Drama), but lost out to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won big in the movie categories.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also beat Call Me By Your Name in the major acting categories, with Armie losing to Sam Rockwell in Best Supporting Actor, while Timothée lost Best Actor to Gary Oldman for his turn in Darkest Hour.
— Call Me By Your Name (@CMBYNmovie) January 8, 2018
Elsewhere, Saoirse Ronan won Best Actress for her starring role in coming-of-age movie Lady Bird, beating Emma Stone’s portrayal of lesbian professional tennis player Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes.
The Shape Of Water, which has also received praise from queer critics, lost in all but two of its many categories, scoring Best Director for Guillermo del Toro and Best Original Score for its soundtrack.
Meanwhile, in the television categories, Will & Grace’s much-anticipated comeback lost the Best TV Series (Musical or Comedy) award to Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, which tells the story of a stand-up female comedian in 1950s New York.
HBO’s lauded series Big Little Lies bagged four awards, winning Best Limited Series, Best Actress of Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actor for Alexander Skarsgard, and Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern.
Feud: Bette and Joan, another queer favourite and a success with the critics, failed to take home any awards.
Unsurprisingly, fans weren’t happy that Call Me By Your Name was snubbed.
timothée did NOT sit in front of a fireplace crying for 3 minutes and expressing every possible emotion without saying a single word for y’all to hand this award to another person. nope. i do not accept this.
— maria (@lolsivan) January 8, 2018
— Alfredo Rodriguez (@ThisIs_A_) January 8, 2018
I believe Call Me By Your Name was robbed tonight. #GoldenGlobes
— Lamont Odum (@LamontOdum) January 8, 2018
Timothee gave an Oscar winning performance at the very beginning of his career. Just imagine where he'll be when he reaches his 40's. Perhaps he's lucky not to have peaked tonight. He has so much ahead.
— Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes) January 8, 2018
There’s still time for Call Me By Your Name to get the recognition it deserves at the Oscars – nominations for that ceremony are announced on 23 January.