DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Film Independent has announced the final batch of presenters set to take the stage at the 33rd edition of the Independent Spirit Awards, which IFC will air live Saturday at 2 PM PT/5 PM ET.
Joining the roster of presenters are Call Me by Your Name‘s Timothée Chalamet (who’s up for Best Male Lead and also the best actor Oscar the next day), Robert Pattinson (also up for Best Male Lead for his role in Good Time), Spirit Award winner Janelle Monáe, Get Out scene-stealer Lil Rel Howery and awards-season MVP Michael Stuhlbarg. Rounding out the list of presenters are Zoey Deutch, Elizabeth Olsen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sarah Silverman.
Film Independent also said that Sunflower Bean will be the house band during the event on the beach in Santa Monica.
The latest presenters join the previously announced Fred Armisen, Chadwick Boseman, Carrie Brownstein, John Cho, Jason Clarke, Jon Hamm, Ethan Hawke, Salma Hayek Pinault, Spike Lee, Ben Mendelsohn, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Amanda Seyfried, Lena Waithe, and Ava DuVernay, who is this year’s Honorary Chair.
This year’s nominees for the banner Best Feature are Call Me by Your Name, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird and The Rider. Dee Rees’ Mudbound will receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast.
Nick Kroll (Big Mouth, The League) and John Mulaney (Kid Gorgeous, Big Mouth) are returning as hosts after injecting their “Oh Hello!” humor into last year’s ceremony, giving it a jolt of irreverence. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent’s year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry.
Timothee talks about meeting Oprah backstage, the two Oscar nominated films he’s in – Lady Bird and Call Me by Your Name, meeting celebrities at the Oscars luncheon, taking selfies with stars like Kobe Bryant and Steven Spielberg, and he reveals who he’s bringing with him to the Oscars.
Timothée was interviewed and photographed for ShortList.com. Check out the interview and photoshoot below (or at SL).
SHORTLIST – Timothée Chalamet would like to apologise for breaking your heart last year; for making you cry fat, salty tears while you watched him cry fat, salty tears at the end of his Oscar-nominated turn in Call Me By Your Name.
He is sorry that his depiction of Elio Perlman and his sexual awakening, set against the humid haze of a lazy summer in north Italy, was so devastating that people still come up to him with one hand clutched to their chest, gasping at the mere sight of him. He’s nothing short of grateful that so many people found the peach scene – that peach scene – intense, and kind of beautiful and, really, who cares if the best sex scene of 2017 was between a young man and the soft flesh of a prunus persica when said scene was so moving? Men, women, everyone needs to up their game, because Timothée Chalamet fucked a peach last year, and it was good.
But all that – the dreamy months hanging out with Armie Hammer, the bike rides, frolicking in alleyways and bonding so tightly with someone that the only thing you can compare it to is actual, soul-binding love – is in the past. “I don’t think I’ll have an acting experience as immersive as that,” he says. “I came of age as an actor during my time with Armie. The relationship that blossomed out of it is the most precious gift.”
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EE Rising Star nominee Timothée Chalamet discusses the craft of acting and working on Call Me By Your Name.
Amazon Studios is set to release Beautiful Boy on October 12. Timothée stars in the film along with Steve Carell.
DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will release Felix van Groeningen’s Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, on October 12.
Pic is based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David (Carell) and Nic Sheff (Chalamet), which chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with meth addiction over many years. The film also stars Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan and Timothy Hutton.
Groeningen and Luke Davies (Lion) wrote the screenplay, and Plan B Entertainment’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner produce.
Beautiful Boy will receive a platform release. The pic sounds like another Amazon title destined for awards. Carell was nominated for a best actor Oscar for 2015’s Foxcatcher, while Chalamet received his first Oscar nom for best actor this season for Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me by Your Name.
Following Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel in December, Amazon Studios is now self-distributing their releases. Previously, they would partner with a distributor. Their Nash Edgerton’s upcoming comedy drama Gringo on March 9 is one of the last titles to go out via a partner, in that case it’s STXfilms.
Timothée is GQ‘s March cover star! Check out the magazine cover, photoshoot and story below.
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GQ – Every once in the rarest while, a young actor shows up in a movie like an alien—anonymous and yet in possession of such preternatural talent that audiences start thinking about the actor’s future not in years but in decades. Call Me by Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet is just such an alien, and just such a once-in-a-generation talent.
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