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The Shape of Water

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Original title
The Shape of Water
Running time
119 min.
United States United States
Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Alexandre Desplat
Dan Laustsen
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.
2017: 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Director, Music & Prod. Design. 13 Nom.
2017: Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion (Best Film)
2017: Golden Globes: Best Director & Original Score. 7 Nominations
2017: BAFTA Awards: 3 Awards including Best Director. 12 nominations
2017: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2017: Critics Choice Awards: Best Picture, Director, Art Direction & Score
2017: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director, Actress (Hawkins) & Cinematography
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 7 Nominations including Best Picture
2017: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). 4 Nom.
2019: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Best Director & Prod. Design. 9 Nominations
2017: Satellite Awards: Best Actress (Sally Hawkins). 10 Nominations
2017: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best Film
2017: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
2017: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2017: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nom. Best Actress (Hawkins) & Sup. Actor (Jenkins)
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