“Call Me By Your Name” Just Got Closer To Oscars Glory

Have we found this year's "Moonlight?"

Nominations for the 2018 Spirit Awards were announced this week and the highly-anticipated gay romance, Call Me By Your Name, leads the pack with six nominations.

Call Me By Your Name nabbed nods for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Editing and Cinematographer. The film’s two leads were also nominated, Armie Hammer for Best Supporting Male and Timothee Chalamet for Best Male Lead.

Chalamet will go up against Harris Dickinson for his performance as a closeted Brooklyn teen in another film festival favorite, Beach Rats.

Get Out and Good Times each received five nominations while Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird scored four. Beatriz at Dinner, from writer-director Mike White (who is bisexual), received two nods, one for Salma Hayek and one for screenplay.

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Call Me By Your Name is directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love), and based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman. The film became a critical sensation when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year and received raves when it screened at the New York Film Festival. Could it be this year’s Moonlight? Sony Pictures Classics is placing its bets on it with a prime awards season release on November 24.

Sony Pictures Classics

The 33rd Spirit Awards will air live on IFC on Sunday, March 3, 2018, the day before the 90th Academy Awards.

Head on over to Film Independent’s site for a full list of Spirit Award nominees.

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