Call Me by Your Name wins Oscar for best adapted screenplay

Gay movie Call Me by Your Name has won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards.

Screenwriter James Ivory adapted the movie from André Acoman’s novel of the same name.

The movie tells the story of the romance between Elio and Oliver during one summer in Italy, and has received universal acclaim from critics.

Ivory, who has previously been nominated as best director for A Room with a View, Howard’s End, and The Remains of the Day, said that the story was of personal relevance to him.

“The whole idea of first love — it’s a universal situation, whether it made us unhappy or joyous,” he said. “It was a rejuvenating experience somehow.”