Twitter Revolts Over Timothée Chalamet's SAG Loss to Gary Oldman

Twitter Revolts

Gary Oldman won big at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday — and fans of Call Me by Your Name are not pleased.

Oldman, 59, was honored with the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, besting category competitiors James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).

The win follows Oldman's triumph at the Golden Globes, where he garnered Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, as well as the Critics Choice Awards, where he got Best Actor. The successive victories for his leading role in Darkest Hour, in which he portrays Winston Churchill, have cemented him as the frontrunner in the Oscar race for Best Actor.

For those who loved Call Me by Your Name — the critically acclaimed coming-of-age tale starring Chalamet and Armie Hammer as lovers in northern Italy — Oldman's success at the SAG Awards is a disheartening turn of events.

Early in the awards race, Chalamet, 22, gained steam by winning a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor. But the lack of awards recognition since has left Chalamet's and the film's Oscar prospects in doubt.

Fans turned to social media to express their greivances that Chalamet was "robbed." Others pointed to a resurfaced report that Oldman's ex-wife accused him of assault in 2001 — allegations he's denied.

How do you feel about Chalamet's loss? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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