A year from now, we’ll look back on this weekend as our one year anniversary with Timothée Chalamet — not that he’ll know about… it’s only a crush, but Oscars weekend was when it began. A newcomer nominated in the Leading Actor category (and up against veterans like Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington), Chalamet was the awards season’s most adorable nominee. That charm offensive? We definitely fell for it (even if Academy voters didn’t—congratulations to Best Actor Gary Oldman, we guess). Here’s how it went down:
We suspected there might be something there when he re-posted an adorable Oscar nom congrats from his old dance academy.
Tiny Tim. #Repost @nationaldanceinstitute with @get_repost ・・・ Big congrats @tchalamet on your #Oscar nomination. We always knew you were a star! With love from your #NDI family. #TimothéeChalamet as cupid in 2001 #NDIeventoftheyear "Romeo and Juliet". #nationaldanceinstitute#childrenevent#nyc#dance#dancer
But we felt a bit confused when he FaceTimed a shirtless Armie Hammer during the Independent Spirit Awards—should we have an Armie crush or a Timothée crush? Decisions.
Wait a second: the bromance is strong with these two, is there even room for us?
We almost ended things when he won Best Male Lead that same night and dabbed on the way up to the podium. Look, if it was just a one-time thing, we could have overlooked it, but Chalamet has dabbled in the dab before.
But then he referenced the Call Me By Your Name peach thing in his acceptance speech in the sweetest, most charming way.
When the biggest of big nights rolled around, our Chalamet crush was confirmed. The human puppy (and possible future guest star on Paw Patrol—thank you, Jimmy Kimmel) bravely romped up and down the Oscars red carpet in head-to-toe white. Know how risky that is? Even the camera crews have lip gloss and foundation on at the Oscars.
Chalamet took another little piece of heart when he brought his mom to the Oscars and swooned when his old drama teacher sent him a special message. Also, he seems totally down to earth—he’s cool with us skipping the fancy French pronunciation and just calling him by his (Americanized) name: Timothy.
Sigh. Does he know that he’s our (and Jennifer Lawrence’s) new crush? Ummm….