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Timothée Chalamet Was Adorably Surprised On The Oscars Red Carpet With A Message From His High School Teacher

"I literally would not be an actor without that man, without that school, without public arts funding," Timothée Chalamet said.

Posted on March 4, 2018, at 8:21 p.m. ET

Timothée Chalamet was at Sunday's Oscars, nominated for Best Actor for his role in Call Me by Your Name.

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And when he was on the red carpet, ABC's Michael Strahan surprised the actor with a video from high schoolers at his alma matter, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City.

Best Actor nominee Timothée Chalamet brought his mom to the #Oscars. "This is unbelievable," she says. "I'm so proud of him!" https://t.co/exBwXiE7dz https://t.co/QSMo0RQEti

Chalamet was instantly thrilled when he saw his former professor in the video.

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"Shifman here. I'm here with a few of LaGuardia High School's future Oscar contenders to leave you with a few familiar words: Just breathe. You always know where home is pal," Chalamet's teacher said.

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"I literally would not be an actor without that man, without that school, without public arts funding," Chalamet said.

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"I would not be at the Oscars, I would not be nominated without him."

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Lots of people loved Chalamet's reaction to his teacher's message.

Timothee Chalamet and his mom shouting out LaGuardia High School and public arts funding on the #Oscars red carpet is my 2018 mood. https://t.co/UjifUtZOAS

I got chills seeing Timothée Chalamet geek out while watching a shout-out from his high school mentor & advocate for arts education. Every bit of hype for this kid is real.

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Really appreciate how Timothee Chalamet gave so much love to LaGuardia High School on the #RedCarpetLive #Oscars

Timothée Chalamet getting emotional and flustered after watching a message from his old teacher is so cute! #Oscars

So. Much. Joy.

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