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The Shape Of Water

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Academy Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture,

    Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale

  • Nominated:
    Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Lead Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Supporting Actress,

    Octavia Spencer

  • Nominated:
    Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF

  • Nominated:
    Film Editing,

    Sidney Wolinsky, ACE

  • Nominated:
    Sound Editing,

    Nathan Robitaille

  • Nominated:
    Sound Mixing,

    Glen Gauthier, Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern

  • Nominated:
    Production Design,

    Paul Denham Austerberry

  • Nominated:
    Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Nominated:
    Costume Design,

    Luis Sequeira

Golden Globe Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Nominated:
    Female Actor in a Leading Role,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Male Actor in a Supporting Role,

    Richard Jenkins

Critics Choice Movie Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Picture
  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Winner:
    Best Production Design,

    Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin

Directors Guild of America

  • Winner:
    Outstanding Directorial Achievement,

    Guillermo del Toro

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards

  • Winner:
    Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Original Music,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Winner:
    Production Design,

    Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Movie for Grownups
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Screenwriter,

    Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

ACE Eddie Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic),

    Sidney Wolinsky, ACE

AFI Movies of the Year

  • Winner:
    Best Film (Top Ten)

Alliance of Woman Film Journalists EDA Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Film
  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    EDA Special Mention Awards Bravest Performance,

    Sally Hawkins

American Society of Cinematographers Awards

  • Nominated:
    Theatrical Release,

    Dan Laustsen, ASC, DFF

Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards

  • Winner:
    Period Film,

    Paul Denham Austerberry

Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Actress in a Leading Role,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Winner:
    Top Ten 2017 Films,

    #4

Austin Film Critics Association Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Film
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actress,

    Octavia Spencer

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

Casting Society of America Artois Awards

  • Nominated:
    Studio or Independent - Drama

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Art Direction
  • Nominated:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Nominated:
    Ten Best Independent Films
  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Ensemble Cast
  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Best Costume Design and Makeup,

    Luis Sequeria (costumes), Jordan Samuel and Paula Fleet (makeup)

  • Nominated:
    Best Musical Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Nominated:
    Best Production Design,

    Paul D. Austerberry

Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Film
  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Winner:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Winner:
    Best Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Winner:
    Actor of the Year,

    Sally Hawkins

Costume Designers Guild Awards

  • Nominated:
    Excellence In Period Film,

    Luis Sequeira

Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Picture
  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Winner:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Winner:
    Best Musical Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Use of Music

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Ensemble
  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Best Visual Effects
  • Nominated:
    Best Art Direction/Production Design
  • Nominated:
    Best Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Best Production Design,

    Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

GLADD Media Awards

  • Nominated:
    Outstanding Film - Wide Release

Hawaii Film Critics Society

  • Winner:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

Hollywood Music in Visual Media Awards

  • Winner:
    Original Score- Scifi/Fantasy/Horror Film,

    Alexandre Desplat

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Winner:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Winner:
    Best Poster

Indiana Film Jornalists Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Musical Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

International Press Academy Satellite Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Motion Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Screenplay, Original,

    Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role,

    Michael Shannon

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Visual Effects
  • Nominated:
    Film Editing,

    Sidney Wolinsky

  • Nominated:
    Art Direction and Production Design

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Winner:
    Robert Altman Award for Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

London Critics' Circle Film Awards

  • Winner:
    British/Irish Actress of the Year,

    Sally Hawkins

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Male Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Supporting Actress,

    Octavia Spencer

  • Nominated:
    Best Animated / Visual Effect Performance,

    Doug Jones

  • Nominated:
    Best Editing
  • Nominated:
    Best Score
  • Nominated:
    Best Sci/Fi Horror
  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Best Visual Effects

Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Special Make-Up Effects,

    Mike Hill, Shane Mahan

Motion Pictures Sound Editors Awards

  • Nominated:
    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Music Score,

    Music Editors: Cam McLauchlin, Rob Hegedus, Dustin Harris

  • Nominated:
    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Dialogue / ADR,

    Supervising Sound Editor: Nathan Robitaille, MPSE, Supervising Dialogue Editor: Nelson Ferreira, Dialogue Editor: Jill Purdy, MPSE

  • Nominated:
    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Effects / Foley,

    Supervising Sound Editor-Nathan Robitaille, MPSE, Sound Effects Editors-Tyler Whitham, Dashen Naidoo, Kevin Howard, MPSE, Alex Bullick, Foley Editor-Steve Bain, Foley Artists-Pete Persaud, Gina Gyles

National Society of Film Critics Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

New York Film Critics Online Awards

  • Winner:
    Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Winner:
    Top Ten Films

North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

PEN Center USA Awards Winners

  • Winner:
    Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Picture
  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Picture
  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress in a Leading Role,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role,

    Michael Shannon

  • Nominated:
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role,

    Octavia Spencer

  • Nominated:
    Best Ensemble Acting
  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography,

    Dan Laustsen

  • Nominated:
    Best Film Editing
  • Nominated:
    Best Production Design
  • Nominated:
    Best Costume Design
  • Nominated:
    Best Visual Effects

Producer's Guild of America Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Picture

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Production Design,

    Paul D. Austerberry

Society of Camera Operators Awards

  • Nominated:
    Camera Operator of the Year,

    Gilles Corbeil, SOC

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Top Ten Movies
  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Picture
  • Winner:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Winner:
    Best Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor

  • Winner:
    Best Supporting Actor,

    Richard Jenkins

  • Winner:
    Best Production Design

Stockholm International Film Festival

  • Winner:
    Ten Most Popular Films

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

  • Winner:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Winner:
    Best Score,

    Alexandre Desplat

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

Venice Film Festival

  • Winner:
    Golden Lion,

    “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro

Washington DC Film Critics Association Awards

  • Nominated:
    Best Director,

    Guillermo del Toro

  • Nominated:
    Best Original Screenplay
  • Nominated:
    Best Actress,

    Sally Hawkins

  • Nominated:
    Best Cinematography
  • Nominated:
    Best Production Design
  • Nominated:
    Best Editing
  • Nominated:
    Best Original Score

Writers Guild of America Awards

  • Nominated:
    Original Screenplay,

    Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor