The Shape of Water

2017 fantasy drama film by Guillermo del Toro
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The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy drama movie[1] directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor.[1] The movie stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer. It is set in Baltimore in 1962, the plot is about a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory who becomes friends with a captured humanoid-amphibian creature.

Many critics declared The Shape of Water del Toro's best movie since Pan's Labyrinth,[2] praising in particular Hawkins's performance.[3]

The movie won two Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Original Score.[4] At the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the movie received 12 nominations, winning Best Movie.[5] The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018.

The Shape of Water began a limited release in two theaters in New York City on December 1, 2017, before expanding on December 8, 2017, and has grossed $34 million.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Shape of Water". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved December 19, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Kiang, Jessica (August 31, 2017). "Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' Is Sweet & Scary Movie Magic [Venice Review]". The Playlist. Retrieved September 7, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Zack Shard (August 31, 2017). "'The Shape of Water' Reviews Rave About Sally Hawkins' 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Silent Performance". Indiewire. Retrieved September 2, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Rubin, Rebecca (December 11, 2017). "Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Retrieved December 11, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "The Shape of Water leads Bafta nominations". BBC News. January 9, 2018. Retrieved January 9, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. McNary, Dave. "Guillermo del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Gets Awards Season Release Date". Variety. Retrieved April 19, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)