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2018 academy awards

At 89, James Ivory becomes oldest person to win an Oscar

He's been a force in Hollywood for more than six decades, and despite being nominated for Academy Awards throughout his career, James Ivory didn't win his first Oscar until Sunday night, at age 89.

Ivory, who led Merchant Ivory Productions with his late partner, Ismail Merchant, and their late writing collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, won best adapted screenplay for Call Me By Your Name. He told the Los Angeles Times he was "glad it was an Oscar for writing." Ivory, who's turning 90 in June, said "having won the Oscar at that age seems like a hiccup in nature. It feels good to be holding onto that Oscar. It's mine."

Ivory has directed numerous Oscar-nominated films, including The Remains of the Day and Howards End. With this win, Ivory becomes the oldest person to win an Academy Award.