Capri, Hollywood Film Festival to Honor 'Three Billboards,' 'Call Me by Your Name' With Best Screenplay Awards

Left, courtesy of Fox Searchlight; Right, courtesy of Sony Classics
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' (left), 'Call Me by Your Name'

The two Oscar contenders will be recognized at the Italian fest.

Two Oscar contenders will be honored at the upcoming Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Call Me by Your Name will receive the prizes for best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay, respectively. 

Three Billboards will have its first public screening in Italy since writer-director Martin McDonagh picked up best screenplay honors in Venice after the film's world premiere. In the pic, Frances McDormand stars as a bitter mother, opposite Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, aiming to get revenge on her daughter's death in the only way that she knows how. The film has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards and also won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Call Me by Your Name, nominated for three Golden Globes, was written by James Ivory and Luca Guadagnino, based on the Andre Aciman novel. Timothee Chalamet stars as a 17-year-old boy who falls in love with his father's research assistant (Armie Hammer) over a summer in Italy. Guadagnino was previously honored in Capri in 2010. 

Capri, Hollywood takes place over the New Year holiday as the last major film festival of the year. It is considered a key stopping point on the road to the Academy Awards. 

As previously announced, director Paolo Virzi will be honored with a special screening of The Leisure Seeker before receiving the Master of Cinematic Art Award, and Novitiate will be the fest's opening film. 

The 22nd edition of the festival is set to run Dec. 26-Jan. 2.