"The Shape Of Water" Wins Again

Is three really the charm? If yes, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a favorite of the Telluride Film Fest 2017, should be in like Flynn for a golden statue. Del Toro won Best Director for the movie at the Golden Globes. At the Critics’ Awards, “The Shape of Water” took Best Picture, Best Director, plus two other nods. And now for #3: Drumroll please, “The Shape of Water” won the top prize at the Producers Guild Award. Go here to read our review of Film Fest – which leads with “The Shape of Water.” Go here for Globe results. Here is Kristopher Tapley at Variety about the Critics Choice Awards. And read on for this news from The Carpetbagger, Stephanie Goodman, of the New York Times.


Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water.” Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures, via The New York Times.

The monster romance “The Shape of Water” took the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, an honor that often predicts the best picture winner at the Oscars.

The movie, directed by Guillermo del Toro, who produced along with J. Miles Dale, beat out “The Big Sick,” “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Get Out,” “I, Tonya,” “Lady Bird,” “Molly’s Game,” “The Post,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Wonder Woman.”

Mr. del Toro was not on hand; he was reportedly in Mexico with his ailing father.

The winner of the PGA frequently correlates with best picture at the Oscars…

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Susan Viebrock

Susan Viebrock

Susan is Telluride Inside… and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Viniyoga instructor.

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