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Shape of Water, The (2017)

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SYNOPSIS:
From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

DETAILED SYNOPSIS:

From master storyteller, Guillermo del Toro comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Fox Searchlight Pictures presents, in association with TSG Entertainment, a Double Dare You Production, THE SHAPE OF WATER directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay by del Toro & Vanessa Taylor with story by Guillermo del Toro. The producers are Guillermo del Toro, p.g.a. and J. Miles Dale, p.g.a. The filmmaking crew includes director of photography Dan Laustsen, DFF, production designer Paul Denham Austerberry, film editor Sidney Wolinsky, ACE, associate producer Daniel Kraus, visual effects supervisor Dennis Berardi, music by Alexandre Desplat, costume designer Luis Sequeira and casting by Robin D. Cook, CSA.


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  • Oscar 2018 - Winner Best Achievement in Directing Guillermo del Toro
  • Oscar 2018 - Winner Best Motion Picture of the Year Guillermo del Toro J. Miles Dale
  • Oscar 2018 - Winner Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) Alexandre Desplat
  • Oscar 2018 - Winner Best Achievement in Production Design Paul D. Austerberry Shane Vieau Jeffrey A. Melvin
  • Golden Globes, USA 2018 - Winner Best Director - Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro
  • Golden Globes, USA 2018 - Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture Alexandre Desplat
  • BAFTA Awards 2018 - Winner Best Production Design Paul D. Austerberry Jeffrey A. Melvin Shane Vieau
  • BAFTA Awards 2018 - Winner Original Music Alexandre Desplat
  • BAFTA Awards 2018 - Winner David Lean Award for Direction Guillermo del Toro
  • AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2018 - Winner Best Supporting Actor Richard Jenkins
  • AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2018 - Winner Best Director Guillermo del Toro
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2018 - Winner Best Fantasy Film
  • AFI Awards, USA 2018 - Winner Movie of the Year
  • African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2017 - Winner Top 10 Films 7th place
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2018 - Winner Best Picture, and Best Director Guillermo del Toro
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2018 - Winner EDA Special Mention Award, Bravest Performance Sally Hawkins
  • Art Directors Guild 2018 - Winner Period Film
  • Atlanta Film Critics Circle 2017 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • Austin Film Critics Association 2018 - Winner Best Director Guillermo del Toro, and Best Score Alexandre Desplat
  • Awards Circuit Community Awards 2017 - Winner Best Director Guillermo del Toro
  • BMI Film & TV Awards 2018 - Winner Film Music Alexandre Desplat
  • Boston Online Film Critics Association 2017 - Winner Best Original Score, and Ten Best Films of the Year 7th place
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2017 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2018 - Winner Best Score, Best Production Design, Best Picture, and Best Director
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2018 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins, Best Score
  • Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards 2017 - Winner Best Production Design
  • Chlotrudis Awards 2018 - Winner Best Actress
  • CinEuphoria Awards 2019 - Best Cinematography - International Competition Dan Laustsen
  • Costume Designers Guild Awards 2018 - Winner Excellence in Period Film Luis Sequeira
  • Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2017 - Winner Best Picture Best Actress. Best Director, Best Cinematography. and Best Musical Score
  • Directors Guild of America, USA 2018 - Winner Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
  • Directors Guild of Canada 2018 - Winner Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Feature Film
  • Directors Guild of Canada 2018 - Winner Outstanding Achievement in Production Design - Feature Film
  • Directors Guild of Canada 2018 - Winner Outstanding Achievement in Picture Editing - Feature Film
  • Faro Island Film Festival 2018 - Winner Best Achievement in Directing, Best Performance, Best Production Design
  • GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2018 - Winner Film Performance of the Year - Actress Sally Hawkins, Visually Striking Film of the Year
  • Gold Derby Awards 2018 - Winner Director, Production Design, Original Score
  • Golden Schmoes Awards 2017 - Winner Best Director of the Year Guillermo del Toro
  • Golden Trailer Awards 2018 - Winner Best Drama, Best Fantasy / Adventure Poster
  • Gran Premio Internazionale del Doppiaggio 2018 - Winner Best Picture, Best Leading Voice Actor, Best dubbing mixing
  • Hawaii Film Critics Society 2018 - Winner Best Original Score
  • Heartland Film 2017 - Winner Guillermo del Toro (director) Bull Productions (production company) Fox Searchlight Pictures (distributor)
  • Hollywood Film Awards 2017 - Winner Editor of the Year
  • Hollywood Horrorfest 2018 - Winner Best Creature/FX Work
  • Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2018 - Winner Outstanding Sound - Feature Film
  • Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2018 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins, Best Original Score Alexandre Desplat, Best Poster Design
  • Festival Nazionale del Doppiaggio Voci nell'Ombra 2018 - Winner Best Overall Dubbing
  • Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2017 - Winner Best Musical Score
  • Internet Film Critic Society 2017 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins, Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Drama
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2017 - Winner Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2017 - Winner Best Director, Best Score
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards 2018 - Winner British/Irish Actress of the Year
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2017 - Winner Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Director
  • Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017- Winner Best Picture, Best Male Director, Best Score, Best Actress
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2018 - Winner Best Actress
  • Nevada Film Critics Society 2017 - Winner Best Actress, Best Director, Best Production Design
  • New Mexico Film Critics 2017 - Winner Best Music/Score
  • New York Film Critics, Online 2017 - Winner Best Cinematography, Top Films of the Year
  • North Carolina Film Critics Association 2018 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2017 - Winner Best Director Guillermo del Toro
  • Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2018 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins, Best Body of Work
  • Online Association of Female Film Critics 2018 - Winner Best Film, Best Director
  • Online Film & Television Association 2018 - Winner Best Director Guillermo del Toro Best Music, Original Score Alexandre Desplat Best Music, Adapted Song, Best Movie Poster
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards 2017 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • PGA Awards 2018 - Winner Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards 2017 - Winner Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • Phoenix Critics Circle 2017 - Winner Best Picture, Best Actress Sally Hawkins
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2017 - Winner Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Original Score
  • Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards 2017 - Winner Best Film Guillermo del Toro
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2017 - Winner Best Production Design, Best Body of Work
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2017 - Winner Best Director, Best Production Design
  • Satellite Awards 2018 - Winner Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Best Art Direction & Production Design
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2017 - Winner Best Actress, Best Director
  • St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2017 - Winner Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design
  • The CAFTCAD awards 2019 - Winner Best Costume Design in Film Period
  • Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2017 - Winner Best Actress, Best Original Score
  • Venice Film Festival 2017 - Winner Best Film, Best Soundtrack

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Sally Hawkins in the film THE SHAPE OF WATER. Photo by Kerry Hayes. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

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