While Luca Guadagnino‘s queer coming-of-age story “Call Me By Your Name” earned four Oscar bids including a coveted nomination for Best Picture, Gold Derby predicts it will lose the top race to either “The Shape of Water” or “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” However, it’s entirely possible that “Call Me By Your Name” will still have a peachy good Oscar night as it could win Best Actor for Timothee Chalamet, Best Adapted Screenplay for James Ivory and Best Original Song for Sufjan Stevens‘ “The Mystery of Love.” How many of its four nominations do YOU think it will take home? Vote in our poll below.
Fans’ passionate love affair for “Call Me By Your Name,” which is based on Andre Aciman‘s 2007 novel, is like no other as it also leads our Dream Ballot for what SHOULD win Best Picture. And much of that support has to do with its leading man. At only 22 years old, Timothee Chalamet is having a breakout year for the ages. If his name were to be called at the Oscars, as one of Gold Derby’s Experts and one of our Top 24 Users predict will happen, he would be the youngest Best Actor winner ever. Of course, he’d have to get past Gary Oldman, who’s already prevailed at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards.
As for Best Adapted Screenplay, James Ivory is essentially a lock to become the oldest Oscar winner ever. No less than 22 Experts, 8 Editors, 23 of the Top 24 Users and all 24 of the All Star Users predict a victory for the 89-year-old screenwriter. Should there be an upset, look for Netflix’s “Mudbound” to prevail as it did with several critics’ groups.
The race for Best Song can go any number of ways, though most people are betting on either “Remember Me” from “Coco” or “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.” If both “Me” songs split votes, then a third-place contender like Sufjan Stevens’ “The Mystery of Love” could end up surprising on Oscar night as it just did at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards.
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