Four Oscar nominations for Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name: Best Film, Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Timothée Chalamet), and Best Original Song (Sufjans Stevens' Mystery of Love). Guadagnino's competitors in the Best Film category are The Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, and The Shape of Water. Guillermo del Toro's film got a total of 13 nominations, followed by Dunkirk (8), Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (7). Steven Spielberg's The Post received only 2 nominations.
Guadagnino's run towards the nominations has been sprinkled with important awards and nominations, from the Independent Spirit Awards to the Gothams, from the Golden Globes to the Baftas. Besides the success with the audience in the US (where the film is distributed by Sony), a number of American film critics endorsed the film as well as international names such as Xavier Dolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Pedro Almodovar. Rolling Stone has defined it as a "new classic, one of the best films of the year; Luca Guadagnino directs a passionate and sensual love story that is an instant cult of romanticism". For the New York Post, the film is like "an immaginary landscape rich in light, tenderness, sensuality, and music." Moreover, it adds: "Call this film by its name: masterpiece." Volture uses the term masterpiece as well, and praises the young protagonist's perfomance. The New Yorker defines it "emotionally sharp and incredibly sensual." Call Me by your Name will hit Italian theatres on February 8th thanks to Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia.