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Call Me By Your Name - winners' acceptance speech, adapted screenplay, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2018

18 February 2018

Winner's acceptance speech by James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name in the Adapted Screenplay category.

JAMES IVORY: Well, thank you. I thank everyone here tonight and especially the Academy for giving me this award. It means a lot to me. I have been here before, but never all by myself and never for having written a screenplay.

So I just also want to say that a film like this depends on a lot of people. But first of all, it depends on the actors, and it's a wonderful thing. We were a wonderfully lucky group to have the actors that we had, who are here with us tonight (some of them), and I was lucky to be chosen for this by Luca Guadagnino. I need not have been. There were other people who could do it, probably.

So, finally, thanks all of you. It's like a hiccup of nature that I'm standing here, really, in a way. So thank you very much, all of you, and thanks, Sony Pictures, for what they have done for the film.