Elio and Oliver at the Golden Globes

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2018 09:51:25 January 8, 2018 09:51:25

Have you seen Call Me By Your Name Yet? DID YOU LOVE IT SO MUCH!?!? Are you totally in love with Timothee Chalamet

Fans of CMBYN are really into their feelings today about Timothee and Armie Hammer not winning in their respective categories. Look, Armie Hammer should be happy with a nomination. And, frankly, if there should be anyone repping that film in the Supporting Actor category, it should be Michael Stuhlbarg who’s been invisible this award season.  

It’s now been almost a year since CMBYN premiered at Sundance, kicking off months and months AND MONTHS of anticipation. CMBYN, however, seems to have lost momentum through the fall. I don’t think anyone would call it a frontrunner anymore. Right now, they’re just working on getting nominations, never mind hoping for any wins. 

I’ve already told you how I feel about this film. I wish Luca Guadagnino wasn’t being completely ignored. But the Oscar race has shaped up with several contenders moving ahead. So if it’s not Luca and it’s not Armie and if Michael Stuhlbarg isn’t going to be the Mark Rylance of the season (although I really want to believe he could be), then Timothee Chalamet is the best bet for repping CMBYN at the Oscars. In a category (Best Actor) that includes Gary Oldman and James Franco and I’ve just written about how those two have their problems. 

Would you like to hear Timothee’s name read out loud? 

Well, you know how we’re grappling with whether or not we should be holding it against people when they work with Woody Allen? And why it’s always women having to answer that question and not the men? Like f-cking Justin Timberlake. So, um, Timothee Chalamet just wrapped a movie with Woody Allen. If you want to defend Timothee, you might say it’s early in his career. Perhaps he doesn’t feel like he’s built up the cred yet to be able to pick and choose. But the counter to that might be that early in his career is exactly the right time to be establishing what kind of work he wants to define him and the projects and the people he works with to set his standards. 

So we’re back to the same question I asked in the James Franco post, is there any name that will be read out loud that won’t be a problem…even if they were super cute when the realised they were sitting beside Tonya Harding? 

 

Photos:
Kevin Winter/ Steve Granitz/ Christopher Polk/ NBC/ Venturelli/ Kevork Djansezian/ NBC/ Frazer Harrison/ George Pimentel/ Getty Images

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