‘Call Me by Your Name’ and ‘A Fantastic Woman’ join list of 24 LGBT Oscar winners as representation continues to improve

LGBT-themed films were seldom honored by the motion picture academy in the 20th century. But the first two decades of the 21st century have seen the Oscars change their tune, with more and more films with LGBT stories winning awards. At least one LGBT-themed film has won an Oscar every year since 2013, including last year’s historic Best Picture win by “Moonlight,” the first film with a gay protagonist to win in the top category. Two more acclaimed films joined the list of Oscar-winning LGBT films in 2018: “ Call Me by Your Name ” and “ A Fantastic Woman .” Click through our gallery to see the complete list. “Call Me by Your Name” went into Oscars with four nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor ( Timothee Chalamet ), and it took home the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. With that victory the film’s writer, James Ivory , made history by becoming the oldest Oscar-winner in any category. The 89-year-old Ivory had previously received Best Director nominations for “A Room with a View” (1986), “Howards End” (1992) and “The Remains of the Day” (1993) — all of which were produced by Ivory’s life partner, Ismail Merchant . […]