Timothée Chalamet: actor, icon, king of 2018. The Call Me By Your Name star may not have won the Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday, but with the sharpest white tux to possibly ever grace the red carpet, his fandom only grew stronger at the Oscars.
Some questions were raised that night (why did Gary Oldman win instead of Chalamet or Daniel Kaluuya? Why is Sally Hawkins in love with a fish?), but other things became brilliantly clear. Timothée Chalamet is a red carpet pointer. He likes to point at things. The subject of the pointing is not entirely known, but he has a favourite red carpet pose, and this is it.
It’s been going on for quite a while now, both on and off the red carpet. With co-stars, friends, solo – he will point at anything and anyone, as the below pics prove:
1On the Oscars red carpet, March 2018
Here he is with Daniel Kaluuya, pointing. They’re both doing it, so maybe they’ve just seen a mutual acquaintance…
2Also on the Oscars red carpet, March 2018
Ah, no. Here he is with his co-star Armie Hammer, who we observe is not pointing.
3Out and about in LA, March 2018
Now we leave the red carpet, and observe the pointing action is still strong. Hey! You! Hi!
4Later that day at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, March 2018
To the awards podium now, where Chalamet pulled some strong pointing action.
5Palm Springs International Festival, Jan 2018
I see you, Timothée.
6‘Call Me By Your Name’ Paris premiere, Jan 2018
Seriously, what is he pointing at? His line of vision isn’t even directed at the crowd!
7Toronto International Film Festival, Sept 2017
A full six months before the Oscars it was already Timmy’s go-to pose.
8‘Interstellar’ premiere in New York, Nov 2014
Before the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ era, Chalamet was already showing signs of red carpet pointing. Note the nonchalance of pointing in one direction and looking in another.
9‘Interstellar’ premiere in LA, Oct 2014
Never stop pointing, Chalamet.