Guillermo del Toro wins top Directors Guild Award for Shape of Water

The fantasy romance The Shape of Water added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro’s win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday.

The Shape of Water, about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has emerged as the awards season front runner with a Producers Guild Award and a leading 13 Academy Award nominations.

Del Toro said his movie is one that is, “Full of many reasons why it shouldn’t work and they are the reasons that it works.” He dedicated the honour to his mother and father, who have been ill.

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