Oscars 2018: Guillermo del Toro wins Best Director for Shape of Water

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"The greatest thing art does, and our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that."

A movie that made a mark in the hearts of the people across borders in the recent times is Guillermo del Toro's Shape of water. It comes as no surprise that it bagged the award for the Best Director tonight for Toros!

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“I am an immigrant,” he said, kicking off an emotive and eloquent speech. During the acceptance speech, the director said, "The greatest thing art does, and our industry does, is erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that."

Guillermo del Toro’s dreamy parable about tolerance, cruelty and human -piscine sex, The Shape of Water lead the Oscars 2018 nominations with 13 nods this year including Best Director. Sally Hawkins silent performance and Doug Jones, who brought Abe Sapiens to life certainly makes the film a sensual ode that makes the deepest dive into the romance genre this year— literally and figuratively.

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