At 89, James Ivory is oldest Oscar winner ever with screenplay award for Call Me by Your Name
James Ivory, 89, has won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at the 90th Academy awards for the film Call Me By Your Name. The movie was adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name.
Ivory is the oldest ever winner of an Academy award and it is his first win after three previous nominations in the best director category, for the films A Room with a View, Howard’s End, and The Remains of the Day.
On recieving the award, Ivory thanked his deceased Merchant-Ivory partners Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala as well as André Aciman.