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Oscar Watch: "Call Me By Your Name" (2017) Starring Armie Hammer And Timothee Chalamet

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A Look At 2017 Films Nominated For Prominent Oscars

By Lee Pfeiffer

Director Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me by Your Name" has been winning plaudits from critics and has earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The lyrical love story between two closeted gay men is set in Italy in 1983.Timothée Chalamet plays Elio, a 17 year-old Jewish-American high school student who is also of Italian heritage. He lives a seemingly idyllic life in a villa located in rural Italy. He's a brilliant student, able to converse in multiple languages and also displays stunning musical talents.His father (Michael Stuhlbarg) is a professor of archaeology who annually invites a graduate student to spend six weeks at the villa to assist in cataloging materials pertaining to excavations of historical finds. This year's student is Oliver (wonderfully played by Armie Hammer), a hunky, charismatic American who arrives at the villa and takes over Elio's bedroom,
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‘Three Billboards’ predicted to lead BAFTA Awards with 5 wins, followed by ‘The Shape of Water’ with 3

‘Three Billboards’ predicted to lead BAFTA Awards with 5 wins, followed by ‘The Shape of Water’ with 3
The Shape of Water” is the most nominated film at the 2018 BAFTA Awards with 12, but according to our predictions it won’t be the biggest winner. We’re betting on “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” to top these kudos as it did the Golden Globes and SAG Awards in the last two months. “Three Billboards” is forecast to win five awards out of its nine nominations, including Best Picture. Do you agree? Scroll down to see our complete predictions by film.

These predictions are based on the combined forecasts of more than 1,700 users who have entered their picks in our predictions center in advance of the awards on February 18. And according to our collective wisdom “Three Billboards” will claim Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh) and Best British Film.

But “Shape of Water” will be the next biggest winner at
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Looks Back on His Early Career

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Screenwriter James Ivory Looks Back on His Early Career
Call Me by Your Name” has received critical acclaim, healthy box office (roughly $25 million worldwide on a production budget of $3.5 million) and four Oscar noms — and screenwriter James Ivory is a huge part of all that. Ivory worked on adapting André Aciman’s novel and was supposed to co-direct the film with Luca Guadagnino. But the producers thought the production worked better with one director, so Ivory bowed out of that role. He first was mentioned in Variety March 21, 1962, for directing the film “The Householder” and since then has helmed dozens of features for Merchant Ivory Films. Recently, he has been working on getting his film “Richard II” off the ground. Ivory talked with Variety about his start in the biz and how a New Yorker born in Berkeley, raised in Oregon and graduated from USC film school became synonymous with period films set in the U.K. and India.

How did you
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‘Call Me by Your Name’ House Goes Up for Sale

‘Call Me by Your Name’ House Goes Up for Sale
The house that serves as the central setting for Luca ’s Oscar-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” is up for sale.

The Perlman family home, located in Lombardy, Italy, is on the market for $2.7 million, according to a listing on Home & Loft. The property is where Elio and Oliver, played by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer respectively, meet and fall in love in the movie.

The listing dates the construction of the villa around the 16th century. According to Elle Decor, the building, which has 14 bedrooms and seven bathrooms, was originally a fortress before it was converted into a home.

Guadagnino told the New York Times that he briefly considered buying the villa before he came across the “Call Me by Your Name” script. The movie includes interior shots of the rustic property, mainly the conjoined room Chalamet and Hammer’s characters share, as well as the grassy exterior where the men playfully flirt.

The drama, based
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Best Original Screenplay Oscar nail-biter: Not so fast ‘Get Out,’ there’s still ‘Three Billboards’

Since 2010 the Writers Guild of America has correctly predicted the winners of both screenplay races at the Oscars twice. The first time being in 2012 with Woody Allen winning Original Screenplay for “Midnight in Paris” along with Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon & Jim Rash winning Adapted Screenplay for “The Descendants.” The second time was in 2016 with Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer winning Original Screenplay for “Spotlight” as well as Adam McKay & Charles Randolph winning Adapted Screenplay for “The Big Short.” So what does that mean for this year’s WGA winners, Jordan Peele for “Get Out” and James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name”?

SEEEditors clash predicting Best Original Screenplay: Will Oscar go to ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Three Billboards’ … ?

Call Me By Your Name” is essentially a lock for Best Adapted Screenplay according to our combined Oscar predictions. And “Get Out,” which just won the WGA for Original Screenplay, appears to
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After Grammys Controversy, Oscar Winners Could Also Lack Female Representation

After Grammys Controversy, Oscar Winners Could Also Lack Female Representation
In “the year of the woman,” gender equality has become as much a focal point in the awards-season discourse as racial diversity. In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in particular, the importance of female agency and representation has received a profound spotlight in the entertainment industry.

At the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, Natalie Portman called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for its notable lack of female director nominees. A few short weeks later, the Recording Academy found itself in the crosshairs as well, after only one woman, best new artist winner Alessia Cara, received a solo prize on the Jan. 28 Grammys telecast. (Additionally, according to a Variety report, 21-year-old recording artist Lorde was the only album of the year nominee not offered a solo performance spot on the show.)

Recording Academy president Neil Portnow soon after ended up in hot water with ill-worded comments telling women to “step up” if
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Arri Media Boards Henry James Adaptation ‘The Aspern Papers’

Arri Media Boards Henry James Adaptation ‘The Aspern Papers’
Arri Media International has boarded Henry James adaptation “The Aspern Papers” for international sales. The Munich-based sales company has also released a first-look image from the film, which is in post-production.

The period drama, based on a novella by the celebrated U.S. author, stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joely Richardson (pictured in the first-look image) alongside Richardson’s mother, Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave. It marks the feature debut of French director Julien Landais, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jean Pavans and Hannah Bhuiya.

Arri will present the film to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, offering a first look at the trailer.

Set in Venice in the late 19th century, “The Aspern Papers” tells the story of an ambitious editor (Meyers), who is obsessed by the romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern and his short and wildly romantic life. Travelling from the U.S. to Venice, he is determined to get his hands on the
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WGA Goes For "Get Out" and "Cmbyn"

Chris here. One of the final major set of prizes before the Oscar ceremony was handed out over the weekend, the Writers' Guild of America awards. The WGA awarded their screenplay honors to Get Out in original and Call Me By Your Name in adapted. Even though the latter's Oscar competition is now even further in the dust, its safest-bet-of-the-night odds to win the big prize will still be an exciting victory lap for its never-awarded legend screenwriter James Ivory.
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Get Out and Call Me By Your Name win big at the 2018 WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 2018 WGA Awards in both L.A. and New York City last night, with the guild honoring Get Out (Jordan Peele) and Call Me By Your Name (James Ivory) for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay respectively.

Other winners on the night included Jane (Best Adapted Screenplay), The Handmaid’s Tale (Best Drama Series and Best New Series), Veep (Best Comedy Series), Big Little Lies (Best Adapted Long Form), Better Call Saul (Best Episodic Drama), Will & Grace (Best Episodic Comedy), BoJack Horseman (Best Animation) and Horzion Zero Dawn (Best Achievement in Videogame Writing).

Here’s a full list of the winners, via Variety

Feature Film Nominees

Original Screenplay:

The Big Sick,” Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani; Amazon Studios

Get Out,” Written by Jordan Peele; Universal Pictures (Winner)

“I, Tonya,” Written by Steven Rogers; Neon

“Lady Bird,” Written
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Get Out and Call Me By Your Name win big at the WGAs

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Get Out and Call Me By Your Name win big at the WGAsGet Out and Call Me By Your Name win big at the WGAsAdriana Floridia2/12/2018 11:41:00 Am

This weekend, we got more insight into the race for this year's best screenplays.

The Writers Guild of America held their award ceremony, and the two films that won big were Get Out and Call Me By Your Name.

We were already predicting that Call Me By Your Name would be the film to take home the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar on March 4th, and this just further asserts its chances. The gay romance that is one of the most acclaimed films of last year has four Oscar nominations, and its best bet of winning anything is in this category.

The Best Original Screenplay category still feels like one of the most unpredictable of the upcoming ceremony, but Jordan Peele's
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Will ‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ replicate their WGA wins at the Oscars?

Will ‘Get Out’ and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ replicate their WGA wins at the Oscars?
Get Out” got a huge Oscar boost by winning Best Original Screenplay at Sunday’s Writers Guild Awards, while “Call Me by Your Name” picked up Best Adapted Screenplay as expected. Now they will try to replicate their victories at the Oscars, which has matched both WGA winners 12 times since WGA standardized its categories 33 years ago.

More than any other guild, there are a lot of asterisks when it comes to WGA champs and comparisons with Oscar. There have been a number of eventual screenplay Oscar winners who were ineligible at WGA, including four this century: 2010’s “The King’s Speech (Best Original Screenplay), 2012’s “Django Unchained” (Best Original Screenplay), 2013’s “12 Years a Slave” (Best Adapted Screenplay) and 2014’s “Birdman” (Best Original Screenplay). This year, of course, Martin McDonagh’s original script “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was ineligible.

See Writers Guild Awards winners: ‘Call Me by Your Name
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Writers Guild prizes go to “Call Me By Your Name” and “Get Out”

Over the weekend, a pair of screenplay precursors were announced, bringing us very close to the end of the season. On Saturday night, the USC Scripter awards were handed out, while last night saw the Writers Guild of America hold their ceremony. With only BAFTA still to chime in, among the truly influential precursors, the race is still in flux overall, though with more and more categories starting to come into focus. Post BAFTA, that’ll be the time to really analyze where we are, but for now, WGA and the USC Scripter at least wrapped up Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. The Writers Guild opted to continue the steady stream of wins for James Ivory and Call Me By Your Name. The USC Scripter prize went to Ivory as well, so he seems set for Oscar. In the WGA Original category, we saw Jordan Peele take it for Get Out,
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'Call Me By Your Name' & 'Get Out' Top Winners at 2018 WGA Awards

We're close to wrapping up the awards season with almost all the statutes & prizes handed out, only a few more left - next up are the biggest screenplay awards. The Writers Guild of America has announced the winners of the 2018 WGA Awards. Last year, the big WGA winners were Moonlight (Original), written by Barry Jenkins, and Arrival (Adapted), written by Eric Heisserer adapted from Ted Chiang's short story; plus Command and Control winning the award for Best Documentary. What have fellow writers determined to be the best scripts of 2017? The winners are Get Out (Original), written by Jordan Peele, plus Call Me By Your Name (Adapted), written by James Ivory adapted from André Aciman's novel. Brett Morgen also won the Best Documentary award for Jane. These are some of my favorite films, so this is wonderful. There were many excellent scripts last year, it's hard to choose just one.
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'Get Out', 'Call Me By your Name' win at 2018 Writers Guild Awards

'Get Out', 'Call Me By your Name' win at 2018 Writers Guild Awards
The Handmaid’s Tale takes home two prizes in TV category.

Jordan Peele won best original screenplay at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards for Get Out, while James Ivory won the adapted screenplay award for Call Me by Your Name.

The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East handed out the prizes at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York last night (11 February).

Get Out boosted its Oscar chances by triumphing in a strong field including Lady Bird, The Shape Of Water, The Big Sick and I, Tonya. Martin McDonaugh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which made the Oscar shortlist in this category, was not eligible for a WGA award.

The adapted screenplay nominees mirrored the Oscar list, and included Molly’s Game, The Disaster Artist, Logan and Mudbound.

Jane Goodall documentary Jane won the documentary screenplay award.

On the TV side
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With WGA Win, ‘Get Out’ Gains Momentum Ahead of Final Oscar Balloting

With WGA Win, ‘Get Out’ Gains Momentum Ahead of Final Oscar Balloting
It wasn’t the steam-rolling best-picture frontrunner “The Shape of Water” that claimed the Writers Guild of America’s original screenplay prize in the absence of the ineligible “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Sunday night. It was Jordan Peele’s immensely popular horror satire “Get Out.”

Peele’s work has been the all-around screenplay champ on the critics’ awards circuit this year and may well be where the smart money lies for the original screenplay Oscar, if divisiveness over Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards” eats into the British-Irish scribe’s potential there. But in these results there is a notable echo of last season, where the only roadblock for “La La Land” came at the WGA Awards when “Moonlight” — categorized as an original screenplay by the guild, yet adapted by the Academy’s writers branch — upset the perceived best-picture frontrunner.

Does a WGA victory mean “Get Out” has the reserves to shock the world as the Academy
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Writers Guild Awards 2018: Group of 7 Experts correctly predicts 80% of WGA winners

Congratulations to a group of seven Experts for a terrific score of 80% when predicting the 2018 Writers Guild Awards winners on Sunday. For these journalists who cover the entertainment industry throughout the year, the tie was between Erik Davis (Fandango), Edward Douglas, Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Pete Hammond (Deadline), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire) and Peter Travers (Rolling Stone).

Over 1,300 people worldwide predicted these WGA winners in three film and seven television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 11 in New York City (hosted by Amber Ruffin) and in Beverly Hills (hosted by Patton Oswalt). Those three film awards were won by Jordan Peele for “Get Out” (original screenplay), James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” (adapted screenplay”) and “Jane” (documentary screenplay).

SEE2018 Writers Guild Awards: Complete list of all WGA winners for film and TV

You can see how your score compares to all others
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Writers Guild Awards 2018 winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users

Congratulations to our User Jason Nolette for an outstanding score of 90% when predicting the 2018 Writers Guild Awards winners on Sunday. He is actually tied with 112 others with that percentage but has the better point score of 5,955 by using the 500 super bets wisely.

Over 1,300 people worldwide predicted these WGA winners in three film and seven television categories. The awards ceremony was held on February 11 in New York City (hosted by Amber Ruffin) and in Beverly Hills (hosted by Patton Oswalt). Our top scorer had the correct movie picks of Jordan Peele for “Get Out” (original screenplay), James Ivory for “Call Me By Your Name” (adapted screenplay”) and “Jane” (documentary screenplay) among his great selections.

SEE2018 Writers Guild Awards: Complete list of all WGA winners for film and TV

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions.
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WGA Awards: ‘Get Out’ & ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Take Top Film Honors; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Wins Twice – Complete Winners List

Updated with all winners: Jordan Peele’s Get Out and James Ivory’s Call Me By Your Name won the marquee film awards tonight at the 70th annual WGA Awards, in concurrent shows in New York and Los Angeles. It puts both screenplays on the frontrunner list for the Oscars. On the TV side, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won twice – in the Best Drama category and for New Series, joining drama series wins for the Emmys and the Globes, while HBO’s Veep won Best Comedy. Last year, FX’s…
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WGA Awards: ‘Get Out’ & ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Take Top Film Honors; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Wins Twice – Complete Winners List

WGA Awards: ‘Get Out’ & ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Take Top Film Honors; ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Wins Twice – Complete Winners List
Updated with all winners: Jordan Peele’s Get Out and James Ivory’s Call Me By Your Name won the marquee film awards tonight at the 70th annual WGA Awards, in concurrent shows in New York and Los Angeles. It puts both screenplays on the frontrunner list for the Oscars. On the TV side, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale won twice – in the Best Drama category and for New Series, joining drama series wins for the Emmys and the Globes, while HBO’s Veep won Best Comedy. Last year, FX’s…
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Take Home Top 2018 WGA Awards

The spotlight was on writers Feb. 11 with the 2018 Writers Guild Awards, honoring the year’s biggest achievements in film, television, new media, and more. Hosted by Patton Oswalt at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and Amber Ruffin at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, the bi-coastal ceremony celebrated the labor union and its best scribes in its 70th iteration. Winning the top film awards were original screenplay contender Jordan Peele for Universal Pictures’ “Get Out” and adapter James Ivory for Sony Pictures Classics’ “Call Me by Your Name.” Both are nominated in their respective categories at the upcoming Academy Awards; given the strong overlap between guild members and writing voters in AMPAS, those results could well repeat themselves at the March 4 ceremony. Last year Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney of “Moonlight” took home the original screenplay prize; at the subsequent Oscars they won for adapted screenplay. Peele took the stage in L.
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