Oscar 2018: James Ivory Wins Best Adapted Screenplay at Age 89

James Ivory’s script for the first love drama Call Me By Your Name won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards.

Ivory, who became the oldest winner of a competitive Oscar at age 89, started off his acceptance speech thanking the novel’s author, André Aciman.

“Whether straight or gay or somewhere in between, we’ve all gone through first love, I hope, mostly intact,” Ivory said.

Ivory also thanked director Luca Guadagnino, actors Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg, along with Sony Pictures Classics for “getting behind this film in such a princely way.”

Ivory’s screenplay beat out Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber’s “The Disaster Artist,” Dee Rees and Virgil Williams’ “Mudbound,” and Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green’s “Logan.”