The Shape of Water, the love story between Elisa, the deaf-mute cleaner, and the amphibious man, bagged last night five Oscars out of the 13 nominations the film had reached.
The movie was presented the Oscar to the Best Film; Best Leading Actress (Sally Hawkins); Best Direction(the mexican Guillermo del Toro); Best Original Soundtrack and best Production Design.Five awards out of 13 nominations for a work directed by a widely recognized mexican film maker, novelist and screen play writer called Guillermo del Toro.
But this was not the only breach on Trump’s Wall at the Oscars Gala this year. The US-Spaniard chef José Andrés, know by his public opposition against Trump’s racist behavior and regulations, showed a flag of Puerto Rico on stage while an anti-racist song was performed.
On the sidelines of the gala, The Roca brothers (restaurant El Celler de Can Roca -Spain-)lend their best creative Spaniard flavors at the stoves for Elton John’s party nearby the Dolby Theatre.
Del Toro showed proud of his roots and oif his film maker “compadres”
“I am an immigrant like [fellow Mexican directors] Alfonso [Cuarón] and Alejandro [G. Iñárritu], my compadres. Like Gael [García Bernal], like Salma [Hayek] and like many, many of you” said Guillermo del Toro on stage.
The 2014 Oscar to the Best Direction went to Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity, while Alejandro G. Iñárritu won in 2015 for Birdman and in 2016 for The Revenant.
Against walls and lines on the sand
“In the last 25 years I’ve been living in a country all of our own. Part of it is here, part of it is in Europe, part of it is everywhere. Because I think that the greatest thing our art does and our industry does is to erase the lines in the sand. We should continue doing that when the world tells us to make them deeper.”, Del Toro underscored.
The romance between the cleaner and the anphibius man, mutely broke the line
Located in a high security laboratory during the Cold War, the film tells the love story between the lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) and an amphibious man (Doug Jones). Elisa, who is mute, works as a cleaner in the laboratory. Her life changes up-down when she discovers an experiment classified as top secret, an amphibious man who is kept there, who is as mute as she is.
The Shape of Water has been produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures and is distributed by 20th Century Fox.
The multi-award-winning film director, novelist and screenwriter, Guillermo del Toro, directed El Laberinto del Fauno, another film full of monsters and humans. This movie won the Goya for the best original screenplay in 2007 and the best new actress (Ivana Baquero). This feature film was nominated the same year for the Oscar to the best foreign language film and for the Oscar to the best original screenplay. Del Toro who also signs the screenplay of El Laberinto del Fauno had no luck at the Oscars 2007
Image over the headline.- Director Guillermo del Toro poses in the press room with the Oscars to the Best Film and the Best Director during the 90th edition of the Academy’s Annual Awards on March 4th, 2018 in Hollywood. Image credits, FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty Images.
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