James Ivory Now The Oldest Oscar Winner For His Work on Call Me By Your Name

While Call Me By Your Name didn’t receive a heaping of awards at the 90th Annual Academy Awards last night, it did make history with one award it did receive.

Out screenwriter James Ivory won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work adapting the script from the original 2007 novel by André Aciman.

During his acceptance speech, Ivory got on stage, while wearing a shirt with Timothée Chalamet’s face drawn on it, and thanked the two man cast members. He also praised the film itself for its portrayal of first love.

“Whether straight or gay or somewhere in between, we’ve all gone through first love, I hope, mostly intact,” he said.

Not only is this a fantastic win for Call Me By Your Name, but its also a great win for Ivory because he is now the oldest Oscar winner in history.

Ivory also noted this when accepting his award, “Having won the Oscar seems like a hiccup after 90 years. It feels great.”

The 89-year-old also noted the many people who got him to this point. Most significantly, his late business and life partner Ismail Merchant.

Together, the two ran the production company Merchant Ivory. That’s how Ivory built experience producing adaptions to LGBTQ novels.

“I wouldn’t be standing up here without the inspired help I received from my life’s partners, who are gone,” Ivory said.

'And The Winner Is...' - Five Openly Gay Men Who Have Won Oscar Gold

The 90th Annual Academy Awards will take place live tomorrow night on ABC.  Some of the most iconic and historic names have taken home at least one of these golden statuettes, including Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and so on and so forth.

The show also has a major history with the LGBTQ community, as there have been several actors, actresses, producers and behind the scenes professionals who have won Oscar gold over the past ninety years.  Sam Smith, who made waves a couple of years ago when he wrongfully thought that he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar, had a lot of learning to do as there have been plenty before him that have won as well.

In preparation for tomorrow night's Oscars, let's take a look at five openly gay men who have won this coveted award in the past.

Dustin Lance Black: Best Original Screenplay, Milk



What if I push all those buttons at once? Off to LA!

A post shared by Dustin Lance Black (@dlanceblack) on


Byron Howard: Best Animated Feature, Zootopia 



Rob Epstein: Best Documentary Feature, The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt



Benj Pasek: Best Music, Original Song: "City of Stars" from La La Land 



The golden boy is celebrating his golden birthday. The myth, the mensch, the legend.

A post shared by benjpasek (@benjpasek) on


Tarell Alvin McCraney: Best Adapted Screenplay, Moonlight 



Home @ocinema watching @a24 @thefloridaproject #305

A post shared by Tarell octavian (@octarell_again) on