oscars 2018 nominations

One of the films that has received several Oscars 2018 nominations is Call Me By Your Name, a coming-of-age Italian film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory. The film is an adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel that also has the same name as the film. The two protagonists of the film, Elio and Oliver, are portrayed by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, respectively. Esther Garrel, Victoire Du Bois, Amira Casar, and Michael Stuhlbarg also star in the said film.

Call Me By Your Name Plot

The film shows us the coming-of-age story of Elio, a 17-year old youth whose archeologist father invited a 24-year old Jewish American man named Oliver to stay with them during summer. At first, Elio feels a strange dislike with Oliver as his personality is a polar opposite of the man’s. However, as time passes by, Elio eventually gets attracted to Oliver.

Oliver, tries to subtly turn down Elio, telling him that it is better that he doesn’t act on the attraction he feels towards him. Of course, Oliver also feels a certain fondness towards Elio. However, as the mature party between the two, he knows more than to give in to the temptation.

The resistance didn’t last for long though as the two spends more time together. They started a sexual relationship with each other, with Oliver telling Elio to call him (Oliver) by his (Elio) name and vice versa. Oliver and Elio became intimate both physically and emotionally.

While they may share beautiful memories, the end of Oliver’s stay in Elio’s home is looming over them. With the agreement of Elio’s family, Elio and Oliver went on a three-day romantic trip together. After the trip, Elio returns heartbroken while Oliver leaves as originally planned.

After some time, Elio receives a call from Oliver. Oliver informs him and his family that he is already engaged to be married, causing much heartbreak and pain to Elio.

Making History in the Academy Awards

No. Call Me By Your Name isn’t making history because it is a coming-of-age “gay” film, which the producers insist that it isn’t. Call Me By Your Name is making history in the Academy Awards because of other reasons.

One is Timothée Chalamet who portrays the main character Elio Perlman. With this film, Chalamet is one of those actors who are nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role. If he wins the said award, then he will be making history as the youngest Best Actor Academy Awards winner in more than a decade. The current record is held by Adrien Brody who won the award when he was 29 back in 2002.

Another reason that will carve this film in the Academy Awards history is the film legend James Ivory. He is currently nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. If he wins the award, he will become the oldest Academy Awards winner at his age of 89!

Call Me By Your Name isn’t the only film worth mentioning. The other films who got the Oscars nomination are worth watching as well.

Here’s a full list of the Oscars 2018 nominations:

Best Picture

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Leslie Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Big Sick
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Call Me By Your Name
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Logan
  • Molly’s Game
  • Mudbound

Best Film Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Foreign Language Film

  • A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
  • On Body and Soul (Hungary)
  • The Insult (Lebanon)
  • Loveless (Russia)
  • The Square (Sweden)

Best Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Cinematography

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water

Best Production Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

  • Darkest Hour
  • Victoria & Abdul
  • Wonder

Best Costume Design

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Darkest Hour
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Victoria & Abdul

Best Sound Mixing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Editing

  • Baby Driver
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Original Song

  • ‘Remember Me’, Coco
  • ‘Mystery of Love’, Call Me By Your Name
  • ‘This Is Me’, The Greatest Showman
  • ‘Mighty River’, Mudbound
  • ‘Stand Up For Something’, Marshall

Best Original Score

  • Dunkirk
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Animated Feature

  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco
  • Ferdinand
  • Loving Vincent

Best Documentary Feature

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island

Best Documentary Short

  • Edith & Eddie
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam
  • Heroin(e)
  • Knifeskills
  • Traffic Stop

Best Live-Action Short

  • DeKalb Elementary
  • The Eleven O’Clock
  • My Nephew Emmett
  • The Silent Child
  • Watu Wote/All of Us

Best Animated Short

  • Dear Basketball
  • Garden Party
  • Lou
  • Negative Space
  • Revolting Rhymes

To be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the full reveal of the Oscar 2018 winners will be on March 4.

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