Oscars 2018: Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay

Oscars 2018: Call Me By Your Name wins Best Adapted Screenplay

He was previously nominated in the directing category for The Remains of The Day (1993), Howards End (1992) and A Room With A View (1986).

Call Me by Your Name director James Ivory has been awarded with an Oscar for best adapted screenplay, making him the oldest Oscar victor at his age of 89.

"My rule number one for a screenwriter who adapts a novel is, first, thank the author, Andre Aciman, who wrote the story about first love and who is here tonight", Ivory told the audience. He also praised the film itself for its portrayal of first love.

Winner Ivory beat out fellow nominees Logan, Molly's Game and Mudbound in addition to the Disaster Artist to win.

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Timothee cheered on Ivory's acceptance speech.

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 victor in history.

He said: "Having won the Oscar seems like a hiccup after 90 years". Working with producer and life partner Ismael Merchant as Merchant Ivory Productions, often in collaboration with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, they essentially created a genre unto themselves with literate, emotional, finely-tuned dramas that inspired countless lesser imitators. The octogenarian has always been a force in Hollywood, known best for the works he made with late collaborator Ismail Merchant (their projects became a subgenre unto themselves, nicknamed "Merchant-Ivory" films). Merchant and Ivory were partners both romantically and professionally for 44 years, until Merchant died in 2005. That's how Ivory built experience producing adaptions to LGBTQ novels.

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