The Shape of Water
- Original title
The Shape of Water
- Running time
- 119 min.
- United States
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Lauren Lee Smith,
Bull Productions / Fox Searchlight
Fantasy. Drama. Romance. Thriller | 1960s
- Synopsis / Plot
- An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.
: 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Music & Prod. Design. 13 Nom.
: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion (Best Film)
: Golden Globes: Best Director & Original Score. 7 Nominations
: BAFTA Awards: 3 Awards including Best Director. 12 nominations
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: Critics Choice Awards: Best Picture, Director, Art Direction & Score
: Los Angeles Film Critics: Best Director, Actress (Hawkins) & Cinematography
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 7 Nominations including Best Picture
: Satellite Awards: Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). 10 Nominations
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actress (Hawkins) & Sup. Actor (Jenkins)
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