Guillermo del Toro’s name was announced for the best director Oscar category for his best directorial of a 2017 American fantasy drama film “The Shape of Water,” though the filmmaker said in speech on the floor he was an immigrant, as are other Mexican directors and previous Oscar winners Alejandro Inarritu and Alfonso Cuaron.
Nonetheless, the del Toro’s sensual fairytale, sumptuous, and a Technicolor ode directorial appears to be deserve for that title honestly, while it was the first Academy Award for best director fourth nomination for him.
The Shape of Water supposed to be best drama-fantasy film as attains a leading 13 nominations at Academy Awards in 2018.
As well as best picture. Nonetheless, the Mexican film director is noticed a front-runner for best director but had to face tough competition, while credit goes to strong story lines of the movie.
The del Toro defeated its opponents for best director category as Jordan Peele for the first African-American mystery-horror “Get Out,” and Greta Gerwig with drama-comedy “Lady Bird” (would have been the second woman in the Oscars 90 year history to achieve the title).
Although, other nominees were Paul Thomas Anderson’s drama-crime film “Phantom Thread” and Christopher Nolan drama-thriller “Dunkirk.
Sally Hawkins starrer sensual fairytale revolves around a mute cleaning lady saga named Eliza who unites with her gay friend and neighbor (Richard Jenkins).
And her co-worker played by Octavia Spencer, rescues a creature (a muscular merman) that is being held imprisoned in a secret Cold War-era government laboratory.
However, the victory of Mexican Del Toro of Oscar marks fourth triumphs for the best director, while his friends and countrymen as Inarritu bagged back-to-back Oscars in 2014, “The Revenant” in 2015 and Cuaron achieved for “Gravity” in 2013.