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New York Film Critics Circle Winners

Exciting news! Timothée will receive the Best Actor (Call Me by Your Name) award from the New York Film Critics Circle. Lady Bird has been named the Best Picture. Tim has been very busy this year, I apologize for the lack of news around here! We’ll be back on track soon.

‘Lady Bird’ Named Best Picture by New York Film Critics Circle

VARIETY – With its annual cinema superlatives vote Thursday morning, the New York Film Critics Circle made a handful of historical choices. “Call Me by Your Name” star Timothée Chalamet became the youngest winner of the group’s best actor prize, while “Mudbound” DP Rachel Morrison became the first woman to win the cinematography award (perhaps on her way to making further history as the first-ever female Oscar nominee in the category).

See the full list of winners below along with ongoing commentary from the morning.
This year’s NYFCC ceremony, taking place on Jan. 3, will be dedicated to the memory of film critic Richard Schickel, who passed away in February.

Best Actor: Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”)
A breakthrough staple so far this season, Chalamet has caught fire as a bona fide lead actor contender in this year’s race. He’s also had a busy year, appearing in “Hostiles” and “Lady Bird” as well. He is the youngest best actor winner in NYFCC history.

Best Film: “Lady Bird” (Gerwig)
And now “Lady Bird” becomes the second!

TheWrap Screening Series: “Call Me by Your Name”

‘Call Me by Your Name’ Cast, Director Talk About Shooting a Boundary-Pushing Gay Romance

THE WRAP – TheWrap Screening Series: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and director Luca Guadagnino talk about their buzzy film

“Call Me by Your Name” is a critical and box office triumph — but in a movie landscape that rarely represents a spectrum of male sexuality, there’s been plenty of analysis and even backlash for the rich, homosexual romance.

During TheWrap’s Q&A with stars Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and director Luca Guadagnino, TheWrap’s Matt Donnelly asked how they deal with seemingly constant over-analysis of the film that won the Best Feature prize at the Gotham Independent Film Awards and had this year’s highest per theater average opening: Sometimes it’s too sexual, at other times it’s not sexual enough, according to observers. Others say it sexualizes someone too young, and some even brought Elio’s parents into the mix.
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National Board of Review Awards Announced

VARIETY – The New York-based National Board of Review has crowned Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” the year’s best film as the Oscar season’s kudos circuit roars to life.

The 108-year-old organization, which comprises “film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics,” also tapped the film’s stars, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, for top acting honors. Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) won in the supporting categories.

Screenplay honors went to “The Disaster Artist” and “Phantom Thread,” while “Lady Bird” helmer Greta Gerwig won best director.

Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won two prizes, for directorial debut and ensemble performance. “Call Me by Your Name” star Timothee Chalamet, meanwhile, added his second breakthrough performance award in as many days (after winning at the Gotham Awards Monday night).

The NBR awards gala will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

Top Films
“Baby Driver,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Dunkirk,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” “Logan,” “Phantom Thread”

Timothée to be Honored at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards

Exciting news! Timothée will be honored at the 21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards. He will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award” for his performance in Call Me by Your Name. The award ceremony will take place on November 5th.

HOLLYWOOD AWARDSJames Corden to Host Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton
Hollywood, CA (October 11, 2017) – dick clark productions announced today that Iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist Mary J. Blige will receive the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award” for her work in “Mudbound,” and actor Timothée Chalamet will be recognized for his performance in “Call Me By Your Name” with the “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award” at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.” Additionally, the cast of “I, Tonya” including Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver will be honored with the “Hollywood Ensemble Award” at this year’s ceremony.

The 2017 “Hollywood Film Awards,” known as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden for the third consecutive year and will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The ceremony, which honors the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Makeup & Hairstyling. In its 21-year history, more than 120 of the “Hollywood Film Awards” honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins. This year’s ceremony will benefit MPTF, which supports the entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.
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Timothée Talks with Variety

Timothee Chalamet on His Racy Sex Scene in ‘Call Me By Your Name’

VARIETY – “I wouldn’t be the actor I am without New York,” says Timothée Chalamet. The 21-year-old breakout star of three upcoming movies with Oscar buzz (“Call Me by Your Name,” “Lady Bird” and “Hostiles”) grew up in Hell’s Kitchen, graduated from LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, studied at both Columbia and NYU and now resides in the East Village. On his way to work these days, to shoot the (still untitled) Woody Allen movie starring Selena Gomez, he rides the subway instead of taking a chauffeured car.

Doesn’t anybody recognize him? “Not at all,” says Chalamet, who appeared in character parts in Showtime’s “Homeland” and “Interstellar.” But his anonymity is about to end with the release of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Call Me by Your Name,” which opens on Nov. 24. In Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age drama, Chalamet plays Elio, an American teenager in Italy who falls for an older man (Armie Hammer). Critics have been raving about the art-house film, comparing it to “Brokeback Mountain.” And Chalamet could be the youngest man to be nominated for a lead-actor Oscar since Mickey Rooney for 1939’s “Babes in Arms.”

He spoke to Variety about his career so far.
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Timothée to attend the 61st BFI London Film Festival

Timothée is set to attend the 61st BFI London Film Festival! Check here for more information.

HEADLINE GALAS
BREATHE: Andy Serkis, Claire Foy, Andrew Garfield; THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI: Martin McDonagh, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell; BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, Billie Jean King, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Stone; CALL ME BY YOUR NAME: Luca Guadagnino, Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer; DOWNSIZING: Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz; FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL: Paul McGuigan, Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters; JOURNEY’S END: Saul Dibb, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones; THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER: Yorgos Lanthimos, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman; LAST FLAG FLYING: Richard Linklater, Bryan Cranston; MUDBOUND: Dee Rees, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Carey Mulligan; THE SHAPE OF WATER: Guillermo del Toro, Richard Jenkins; YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: Lynne Ramsay, Joaquin Phoenix.