Will Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) win the MTV Movie Award?
Timothée Chalamet could have made history in March when he was shortlisted for Best Actor at the Oscars for “Call Me by Your Name”. At 22, he was the third youngest actor to ever be nominated for this award, and he would have been by far the youngest to win, but he couldn’t get over the sentiment around Gary Oldman (“The Darkest Hour”), a late veteran playing a well-known historical role. However, Chalamet supporters have a chance to make up for it by voting for him to win Best Performance in a Movie at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in June.
Chalamet stars in “Call Me” as Elio, a teenager living in Italy who falls in love with one of his father’s students (Army hammer). It’s a low-key, critically-acclaimed independent film, and therefore not the genre that usually wins MTV kudos. These awards are decided by fans voting online, so the winners tend to be younger and more popular. Consider last year when the big winners were blockbusters like “Beauty and the Beast”, “Get Out” and “Hidden Figures”.
But last year, the MTV community went in an unusual direction by awarding Ashton sanders and Jharrel Jerome Best Kiss for “Moonlight,” which was also a critically acclaimed independent film about a homosexual romance. This demonstrates the openness of young audiences to short films with lesser-known stars as well as their openness to gay love stories.
Chalamet faces fierce competition from major money-generating players, including Chadwick boseman (“Black Panther”), Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) and Marguerite Ridley (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”). But Chalamet ranks second in our early predictions with odds of 11/4, which is based on the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have entered their picks so far into our prediction center. He follows Boseman, who has the lead with odds of 1/1.
In fan-voted awards like these, it’s certainly an advantage for Boseman that his film’s worldwide box office is over 30 times that of “Call Me by Your Name.” But a passionate cult fanbase can always push you over the top, especially at awards that have favored young idols in recent years like Robert pattinson (“Twilight”) and Josh hutcherson (“The hunger Games”).
Perhaps this is why many of our elite users are going against the grain in predicting that Chalamet will win. It is supported by 7 of our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s rewards and by 2 of our Top 24 All-Stars who got the highest scores when you combine predictions. the last two years. Do you agree with them that Chalamet is about to upset?
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