Get the tissues ready…
American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens serenaded an audience of stars at the Oscars on Sunday night with a rendition of Mystery Of Love, one of his original songs from the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack.
Accompanied by a band of acclaimed musicians – St Vincent, Moses Sumney, Chris Thile, Casey Foubert and James McAlister – Sufjan gave a haunting rendition of the song which will no doubt resonate with fans of the movie.
Unfortunately, he lost the Best Original Song award to Coco from Disney’s latest critically-acclaimed movie Coco, but his brilliant performance on the night left him a winner in our eyes.
And fans weren’t shy of airing their adoration on social media, either.
sufjan stevens may not have won the oscar but i got to see him on an HD TV wearing a striped suit and singing the prettiest song of 2017 so it is we who are the winners
— allegra frank (@LegsFrank) March 5, 2018
sufjan stevens: oh to see without my eyes,-
— ⚢ (@lausfeyson) March 5, 2018
Every time Sufjan Stevens opens his mouth I retreat to the woods to whittle a stick and cry looking at the stars
— Super Deluxe (@superdeluxe) March 5, 2018
Elsewhere on Oscars night, Keala Settle gave a show-stopping performance of her Greatest Showman hit This Is Me, while Mary J. Blige sang Might River from Mudbound, and Miguel and Gael Garcia Bernal performed Remember Me from Disney’s Coco.
Call Me By Your Name took home only one award at the Oscars on Sunday night – Best Adapted Screenplay – but it was enough to make history, as screenwriter James Ivory became the oldest person ever to win an Oscar.
Despite contradictory reports over whether a follow-up to the critically-acclaimed film would come to fruition, director Luca Guadagnino has confirmed that it will indeed be happening, and even shared some information on the plot.
“I’m already conceiving the story with [author] André Aciman, and it’s gonna happen five or six years afterwards, almost in 1990,” he told USA Today from the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night. ”It’s gonna be a new movie, a different tone.”
Fans will be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as Luca also confirmed that the film will “of course” reunite stars Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer as Elio and Oliver once again – but it won’t be set ‘Somewhere in Northern Italy’ like the original.
“They’re gonna go around the world,” he added.