S.A.-Connected Armie Hammer Wins at Texas Film Awards

click to enlarge Armie Hammer (left) and Timothee Chalamet take in the scenery in Call Me by Your Name. - Sony Pictures Classics
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Armie Hammer (left) and Timothee Chalamet take in the scenery in Call Me by Your Name.

Hollywood heartthrob and San Antonio business owner Armie Hammer may have missed an Oscar nomination this go-round, but he landed the Variety One to Acclaim Award recognizing breakout film talents.

The Austin Film Society presented him with the accolade last week at its 18th annual Texas Film Awards. Hammer has drawn critical raves for his performance in Call Me by Your Name as an archaeology student who falls into a steamy relationship with his prof's teenage son. But it was Hammer's co-star, Timothee Chalamet, who picked up the Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

The Texas Film Awards take place the night before the opening of South by Southwest and raise money for the Austin Film society's artistic and educational programs. Not exactly the Oscars, but fostering local film talent sounds like a worthy cause, right?

Hammer and his wife Elizabeth Chambers own two BIRD Bakeries — one in San Antonio and another in Dallas.

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