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Call Me By Your Name Received Four BAFTA Nominations

While gay film Call Me By Your Name got snubbed at the Golden Globes two days ago, there are plenty more award ceremonies in the film’s future.

In fact, one award ceremony is right around the corner.

The British Academy Film and Television Awards (or BAFTA) released its list of nominees today and Call Me By Your Name made the list.

The film is nominated for several awards. Timothée Chalamet is nominated for the Best Actor category (as well as the public voted category EE Rising Star), Luca Guadagnino is nominated for Best Director, and the film itself is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film.

On a side note, Call Me By Your Name isn't the only LGBTQ film to get recognition.

God's Own Country, for instance, was nominated within the category of Outstanding British Film. Also, the Handmaiden was nominated for Film Not in the English Language. Then, Ladybird received nods for Original Screenplay and Leading Actress (Saoirse Ronan).

The awards will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 18.

'Call Me By Your Name' Could Become A Series of Films

Great news for Call Me By Your Name fans! The film that has been making audiences swoon time and time again could be seeing some follow-up films that will chronicle the lives of Elio and Oliver post-the original cinematic story. The film was adapted from the novel Call Me By Your Name by author André Aciman, but opted to end the story where it did. But since the acclaim and award nominations the film is receiving, director Luca Guadagnino is seriously considering bringing taking these two characters to their original heights in the novel and finishing this story with more films. Sequel? Trilogy? The film made tons of money for such a small release!

Guadagnino spoke with The Guardian and shared some thoughts about this topic:

These characters are so fantastic, and I want to know what happens to them. The last 40 pages of the book tell you about 20 years in the life of Oliver and Elio. So I started to think about Michael Apted’s Up, and the cycle of films Truffaut devoted to the character of Antoine Doinel. And I thought, maybe it’s not a question of sequel, it’s a question of chronicling everyone in this film. I think seeing these characters growing in the bodies of these actors will be quite fantastic.

Nothing has been confirmed just yet, but since Guadagnino has mentioned even this much, it’s enough to get excited! This film is the stuff I fawned over while in film school, gut-wrenching, raw, uncomfortable at times—but beautiful. I think what really did this, though, is Timothée Chalamet’s and Armie Hammer’s performances that swept us off our feet! And those nude scenes? OMG! It’s difficult when such an important film gets a sequel or follow-up films, however—it’s dangerous territory and this could ruin the characters.

What do you think? Should Call Me By Your Name get a series of films or should it be left as the cult LGBT masterpiece that it is?

And if you haven’t seen this film—how can you even start your 2018?


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Sony Tried To Erase The Gay Romance In Call Me By Your Name But Twitter Came With Receipts

Sony Pictures UK got into a little trouble when it tried to present upcoming gay romance Call Me By Your Name as a straight romance.

The company’s Twitter account tweeted out an ad for the film about a romance between a 24-year-old student named Oliver (played by Armie Hammer) and Elio (played by Timothée Chlalamet), the 17-year-old son of Oliver’s mentor and exchange host.

The problem is that the company used a picture of Elio and his friend Marzia (played by Esther Garrel) in a way to pretend that the film was a romance between those two characters.

As you can imagine, other Twitter users weren’t having it.

One tweet even pointed out that this tactic has been used before for the Brokeback Mountain Marketing.

Sony Pictures UK later deleted the tweet.

Armie Hammer Says He Almost Passed On His Role in "Call Me By Your Name"

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The cast and crew of Call Me By Your Name are out making the rounds to get more publicity for the upcoming gay romance movie.

One such event that was visited was the Toronto Film Festival. After having a screening of the movie, a press conference was held in which lead actor Armie Hammer confessed that he originally was afraid to take the role of 24-year-old academic Oliver.

"I was a little nervous about all the nudity that was originally in the script. And I had images of my daughter being at school, and she's 13 years old, and people are teasing her and printing out pictures of my penis and, I thought, 'Oh man!" Hammer recalled

But, after talking with the film’s director Luca Guadagnino, Hammer was convinced to take the challenge of the role on.

And the role is an interesting one.

The film’s story is actually an adaption of original novel of the same name by Andre Aciman. The story takes place in 1983 and follows a 24-year-old American student who has a summer romance with a 17-year-old Italian teenager.

The novel has been praised by multiple critics and won the 20th Lambda Literary Awards for General Gay Fiction. To go with that, the movie adaption of Call Me By Your Name is becoming a hot topic to talk about ahead of its official November 24th release. And perhaps the film couldn’t have come at any better a time as the film’s actors pointed out.

"In the States right now, where we are struggling with a crackdown on life, to make this kind of movie, with the explicit lack of a violent aggressor, is maybe the strongest antidote that there could be," said Hammer's co-star Timothee Chalamet said.

"It's a crazy, bizarre, weird and scary world," Hammer added, "And anytime you can infuse a little bit of beauty and remind people that, yes, things might be terrible somewhere else, … but you will feel like you're having a summer vacation if you watch this movie, and just that bit of escapism can be nice too."

h/t: The Hollywood Reporter