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Call Me by Your Name has received four BAFTA nominations

Isla Russell January 9, 2018
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Luca Guadagnino (L) and Timothee Chalamet attend the screening of "Call Me By Your Name" at AFI FEST 2017 Presented By Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)

Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet. (Getty)

2017’s acclaimed LGBTQ film Call Me by Your Name has received four nominations at this year’s BAFTA’s.

After losing out on its three Golden Globe nominations on Monday, including Best Drama Motion Picture, it seems as though all hope for an LGBTQ film winning big at this year’s award season has not yet been lost.

Timothee Chalamet is also nominated for EE’s rising star award at this year’s BAFTA’s (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

The 2017 romance coming-of-age drama is based on the 2007 novel by Andre Aciman and follows the blossoming relationship between 17-year-old Jewish American Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and his architect father’s assistant Oliver (Arnie Hammer) in 1980’s Italy.

When Oliver comes to stay with the family Elio is forced out of his comfort zone of music and books and into Oliver’s exuberant world. Despite Elio having a girlfriend and Oliver being interested in a girl living in the village, the two develop a passionate relationship.

It’s BAFTA nominations include Best Actor in a Leading Role for Timothée Chalamet, Best Director for Luca Guadagnin, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film.

Director of Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino is nominated for Best Director at this years BAFTA’s (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Call Me by Your Name will have to fight off some strong competition for the prestigious Best Picture Award as it’s been nominated alongside Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which the film lost out to for the award of Best Drama Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.

However, LGBTQ representation is not just a one film race at this year’s BAFTA’s as Francis Lee’s British drama God’s Own Country is also up for the Outstanding British Film award.

The cast of God’s Own Country are hoping for just as much success at the BAFTA’s as they got at the British Independant Film Awards (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

God’s Own Country is set in Yorkshire and follows Johnny (Josh O’Connor) as his life is turned upside down with the arrival of Romanian migrant worker Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu) who helps him during lambing season, and later with the running of his families farm.

It has been dubbed the British Brokeback Mountain by critics, and hopefully will do just as well this year’s award season, despite competition in its category from award season favourite Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri.

Additionally, leading men of both Call Me by Your Name and God’s Own Country, Timothée Chalamet and Josh O’Connor, have been nominated for the EE Rising Star Award which gives notice to a young actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent within the film industry. It is the only award of the night that is voted for by the public.

Josh O’Connor won Best Actor for God’s Own Country at the British Independent Film Awards (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Both films did exceptionally well at independent film awards. God’s Own Country won four awards, including Best British Independent Film, at the 2017 British Independent Film Awards.

Call Me By Your Name won Best Feature and Timothée Chalamet won Breakthrough Actor at the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards.

LGBTQ film representation is looking to be high this award season, however, it remains to be seen whether these films will succeed in winning their nominations.

The BAFTA’s will air live on BBC One on February 18 with brand new host Joanna Lumley taking over from Stephen Fry’s 12-year reign over the show.

Joanna Lumley attended the BAFTA nominations announcements as host of the BAFTA’s (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Even if these LGBTQ films don’t win big at the BAFTA’s, the Oscar nominees are set to be announced on January 23 and will hopefully see some strong LGBTQ representation.

Related topics: Awards, Bafta, call me by your name, god's own country, Nominations

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