The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named the gay-themed indy film Call Me by Your Name as best picture. The Luca Guadagnino-directed feature, which stars Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, also took best picture honors from the Gotham Awards only last week. The film follows the nascent love affair between an American graduate student intern and a 17-year-old boy set against the backdrop of an Italian villa. It is set in 1983 and is adapted from Andre Aciman’s novel.
Guadagnino and Guillermo del Toro, who helmed The Shape of Water, shared the best director award.
Sally Hawkins was named best actress for her role in The Shape of Water. Timothee Chalamet took best actor honors. Laurie Metcalf won best supporting for her work in Lady Bird, and Willem Dafoe was named best supporting actor for The Florida Project. Jordan Peele took the best screenplay award for Get Out.
Prizes will be handed out January 13 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City.