Guillermo del Toro Receives Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Guillermo del Toro is a star… And he has the hardware to prove it!

The 54-year-old Oscar-winning filmmaker saw his star unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fameon Tuesday. 

Guillermo del Toro

The ceremony took place just a few days before the release of the latest film he’s written and produced, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

At the ceremony del Toro told the large crowd of fans to always celebrate their “weirdness.” He remembered coming to Hollywood as a young man and admiring the stars of Boris KarloffLon Chaney and Alfred Hitchcock.


“What I felt with those stars is there were people who were as weird as me and they were here. And it gave me hope,” said del Toro. “This star is for you, all of you who that feel weird.”

Fellow filmmaker and longtime friend J.J. Abrams celebrated del Toro at the unveiling.

“You are a mind-bendingly, brilliant creator, a curator of the most remarkable collection of art, a man who tells stories of unlikely heroes with hearts almost as large as his own,” said Abrams.


sel Toro also spoke about being an immigrant from Mexico, and encouraged everyone to believe in the possibilities in life, not the obstacles.

“Do not believe the lies they tell about us,” said del Toro. “Believe in the stories you have inside and believe that we all can make a difference.”

del Toro is known for a number of well-known films, including Pan’s LabyrinthThe Shape of Water and Hellboyamong many others. Shape of Water earned the filmmaker two Academy Awards for best picture and best director.

de Toro’s star is the 2,669th awarded on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Guillermo del Toro to Write & Direct the Action Film “Zanbato”

Guillermo del Toro has a new fighton his hands…

The 54-year-old Mexican filmmaker is attached to write and direct the action movie Zanbato for Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot.

Guillermo del Toro

The logline is under wraps. Zanbatocenters on a young girl with lethal fighting skills. del Toro posted the news on his Twitter account that the project has been in development for the past six years without leaking, adding, “We are still developing steadily.”

del Toro also said Friday that he’s in pre-production on Pinocchiofor Netflix, on which he’ll make his animated feature film directing debut in a stop-motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. Netflix and del Toro announced in October that he would write and produce the film, set in Italy during the 1930s, when fascism was on the rise.

del Toro is also producing Scott Cooper‘s Antlersat Fox Searchlight, and Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkatCBS Films

He won Academy Awardslast year for producing and directing The Shape of Water.

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” Wins Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival

Alfonso Cuaron is the Lion king…

The 56-year-old Mexican filmmaker and Oscar winner’s black-and-white Mexican drama Roma has won the Golden Lion at the 75th Venice Film Festival.

Alfonso Cuaron

It’s the first movie from Netflix to take such an honor at a major festival, and the second movie in a row from a Mexican filmmaker to win here. Last year, Guillermo del Toro’s Golden Lion winner, The Shape of Water, went all the way to a Best Picture Oscar.

Del Toro was jury president this year and in announcing his dear friend as the winner, joked, “Now, let me see if I can pronounce the name correctly.” As it did last year with The Shape of Water, the press room erupted in applause when Roma won.

An ode to Cuaron’s Mexico City childhood, Roma, co-produced by Participant Media and Cuarón’s Esperanto Filmoj, has been embraced here on the Lido and its momentum accelerated when it hit Telluride.

Cuaron said the award and the Venice festival are “incredibly meaningful to me.” He previously opened the festivities in 2013 with Gravity and was jury president two years ago. He also noted the serendipity of today being the birthday of the woman upon whom Roma is based. At the post-awards press conference, Cuaron was asked if it was more meaningful to him that Roma marks Netflix’s first big win at a major festival, or if he was prouder of the movie on a personal level. He quipped of the intensely personal film, “Do you really need an answer to that?”

Del Toro noted the decision to award Roma was “entirely unanimous by the entire jury. So, 9-0.”

Netflix is doing an awards-qualifying theatrical run for the movie that Cuaron wrote, directed, produced and shot, and which is now firmly on the path.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

VENICE 75
Golden Lion
Roma, dir: Alfonso Cuaron

Grand Jury Prize
The Favourite, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

Silver Lion, Best Director
Jacques Audiard, The Sisters Brothers

Volpi Cup, Best Actress
Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Volpi Cup, Best Actor
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Best Screenplay
Joel & Ethan Coen, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

Special Jury Prize
The Nightingale, dir: Jennifer Kent

Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress
Baykali Ganambarr, The Nightingale

HORIZONS
Best Film
Manta Ray, dir: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Best Director
Ozen (The River), dir: Emir Baigazin

Special Jury Prize
Anons (The Announcement), dir: Mahmut Fazil Coskun

Best Actress
Natalya Kudryashova, The Man Who Surprised Everyone

Best Actor
Kais Nasif, Tel Aviv On Fire

Best Screenplay
Pema Tseden, Jinpa

Best Short Film
Kado, dir: Aditya Ahmad

Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film
The Day I Lost My Shadow, dir: Soudade Kaadan

VENICE VIRTUAL REALITY
Best VR
Spheres: Chorus Of The Cosmos, dir: Eliza McNitt

Best VR Experience
Buddy VR, dir: Chuck Chae

Best VR Story
L’Ile Des Morts, dir: Benjamin Nuel

VENICE CLASSICS
Best Documentary on Cinema
The Great Buster: A Celebration, dir: Peter Bogdanovich

Best Restoration
La Notte Di San Lorenzo, dirs: Paolo Vittorio Taviani

Michael Garza to Star in the Film Adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s YA Novel Series “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

Michael Garza is ready for a little scary storytelling

The 18-year-old Latino actor has been cast in the CBS Films/eOne feature film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s YA novel series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Michael Garza

In Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark a group of horrific deaths have impacted a small town and it’s up to a group of teens to solve them.

In addition to Garza, recently added cast members include Austin AbramsGabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn.

They join Zoe Colletti in the André Øvredal-directed movie.

“We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive,” said Øvredal.

Producer and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro agreed, adding, “I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of Scary Stories to the screen.”

del Toro has been a longtime fan of the book series and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman co-wrote the screenplay with The Shape of Water Oscar-winner del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan, adapting from Schwartz’s books.

CBS Films will release the film in the U.S. via their partnership with Lionsgate.

Garza’s credits include Wayward Pines and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Guillermo del Toro Earns Two Imagen Award Nominations for “The Shape of Water”

Guillermo del Toro is celebrating hisimagen

Guillermo del Toro

The nominations for the 33rd annual Imagen Awards have been announced, with the 53-year-old Mexican director earning two nods.

del Toro, a two-time winner, is nominated for Best Director for his Oscar-winning film The Shape of Water, which is nominated for Best Picture.

The Shape of Water

On the television side, seven shows will vie for Best Primetime Program – Drama: ABC’s The Crossing, How to Get Away with Murder and Station 19NBC’s Shades of Blue and Law & Order: SVU; TNT’s Major Crimes; and USA Network’s Queen of the South.

The Primetime Comedy hopefuls are Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The CW’s Jane the Virgin, ABC’s Modern Family, Netflix’s One Day at a Time and NBC’s Superstore.

The Imagen Awards celebrate positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in TV and film. See the full list below.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the 2018 Imagen Awards, which the Imagen Foundationwill hand out August 25:

Best Picture

  • Coco(Disney Pixar)
  • How to Break Up With Your Douchebag (Como Cortar A Tu Patan)(Televisa-Videocine-Lionsgate)
  • Overboard(3Pas Studios and Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM)
  • The Shape of Water(Double Dare You and Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Director

  • Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco (Disney Pixar)
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water (Double Dare You and Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Miguel Duran, Monsoon (Create Entertainment/Desert Monsoon Media)
  • Gabriela Tagliavini, How to Break Up With Your Douchebag (Como Cortar A Tu Patan) (Televisa-Videocine-Lionsgate)

Best Actor – Feature Film

  • Eugenio Derbez, Overboard (3Pas Studios and Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM)
  • Andy Garcia, Geostorm (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Gabriel Iglesias, Ferdinand (Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky Studios)
  • Mel Rodriguez, Overboard (3Pas Studios and Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM) 

Best Actress – Feature Film

  • Eva Longoria, Overboard (3Pas Studios and Pantelion, Lionsgate MGM)
  • Yvette Monreal, Monsoon (Create Entertainment/Desert Monsoon Media)
  • Natalie Morales, Battle of the Sexes (Decibel Films, Cloud Eight Films and Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Best Primetime Program – Drama

  • The Crossing(ABC; ABC Studios)
  • How to Get Away with Murder(ABC; ABC Studios)
  • Law & Order: SVU(NBC; NBCUniversal and Wolf Entertainment)
  • Major Crimes(TNT; The Shepard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television)
  • Queen of the South(USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
  • Shades of Blue(NBC; Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Jack Orman Productions)
  • Station 19(ABC; ABC Studios)

Best Primetime Program – Comedy

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine(Fox; Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment)
  • Jane The Virgin(The CW Network; CBS Television Studios)
  • Modern Family(ABC; 20th Century Fox Television in assoc. w/ Steven Levitan Productions and Picador Productions)
  • One Day at a Time(Netflix)
  • Superstore(NBC; Universal Television, Spitzer Holding Company, The District)

Best Primetime Program – Specials, Movies & Mini-Series

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story(FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)
  • Genius: Picasso(National Geographic; National Geographic presents an Imagine Television & Fox 21 Television Studio Production)
  • The Long Road Home(National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
  • Oprah at the Apollo(OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network; Harpo)

Best Actor – Television

  • Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso (National Geographic; National Geographic presents an Imagine Television & Fox 21 Television Studio Production)
  • J. Bonilla, The Long Road Home (National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
  • Joaquim de Almeida, Queen of the South (USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
  • Alfonso Herrera, The Exorcist (FOX; 20th Century Fox Television/Morgan Creek Productions)
  • Christian Navarro, 13 Reasons Why (Netflix; Paramount Television/Netflix)
  • Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Snowfall (FX Networks; FX Productions)
  • Edgar Ramirez, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)
  • Miles Gaston Villanueva, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC; NBCUniversal and Wolf Entertainment)

Best Actress – Television

  • Alice Braga, Queen of the South (USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
  • America Ferrera, Superstore (NBC; Universal Television, Spitzer Holding Company, The District)
  • Jennifer Lopez, Shades of Blue (NBC; Universal Television, Nuyorican Productions, EGTV, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Jack Orman Productions)
  • Justina Machado, One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • Aubrey Plaza, Legion (FX Networks; FX Productions and Marvel Television)
  • Katie Stevens, The Bold Type (Freeform; Universal Television, The District) 

Best Supporting Actor – Television

  • Jaime Camil, Jane The Virgin (The CW Network; Poppy Productions, RCTV, Electus, CBS Television Studios, Warner Bros. Television/CW)
  • Jorge Diaz, The Long Road Home (National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
  • Jon Ecker, Queen of the South (USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
  • Raúl Esparza, Law & Order: SVU (NBC; NBCUniversal and Wolf Entertainment)
  • Peter Gadiot, Queen of the South (USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
  • Carlos Gomez, Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC; NBCUniversal and Wolf Entertainment)
  • Joe Minoso, Chicago Fire (NBC; NBCUniversal and Wolf Entertainment)
  • Daniel Zovatto, Here and Now (HBO; HBO Entertainment and Your Face Goes Here Entertainment)

Best Supporting Actress – Television

  • Stephanie Beatriz, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox; Universal Television, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment)
  • Sofia Carson, Descendants 2 (Disney Channel; Bad Angels Production)
  • Melonie Diaz, Room 104 (HBO; HBO Entertainment in association with Duplass Brothers Productions)
  • Isabella Gomez, One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • Veronica Falcon, Queen of the South (USA Network; Fox Television and Universal Cable Productions)
  • Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • Karina Ortiz, The Long Road Home (National Geographic; Phoenix Pictures, Finngate Television, and Fuzzy Door for National Geographic)
  • Francia Raisa, Grown-ish (Freeform; ABC Studios)
  • Karla Souza, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC; Shondaland/ABC Studios)
  • Gina Torres, Suits (USA Network; Universal Cable Productions) 

Best Young Actor – Television

  • Cree Cicchino, Game Shakers (Nickelodeon)
  • Ethan Kent, Room 104 (HBO; HBO Entertainment in association with Duplass Brothers Productions)
  • Gavin Kent, Room 104 (HBO; HBO Entertainment in association with Duplass Brothers Productions)
  • Xolo Maridueña, Cobra Kai (YouTube; Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television)
  • Jenna Ortega, Stuck in the Middle (Disney Channel; Horizon Productions, Inc.)
  • Marcel Ruiz, One Day at a Time (Netflix)

Best Variety or Reality Show

  • MasterChef Latino(Telemundo; Endemol Shine Boomdog)
  • Felipe Esparza: Translate This(HBO; HBO Entertainment in association with Felipe’s World and Unreel Media)
  • George Lopez: The Wall, Live from Washington, D.C.(HBO; HBO Entertainment in association with Travieso Productions and Dakota North Entertainment)
  • Fluffy’s Food Adventures(Fuse; Arsonhouse Entertainment, B-17 Entertainment, Fluffy Shop Studios)
  • Pati’s Mexican Table(WETA/American Public Television; Co-production of Mexican Table LLC, WETA Washington DC, and FRANK)

Best Children’s Programming

  • Elena of Avalor(Disney Junior; Disney Television Animation)
  • Stuck in the Middle(Disney Channel; Horizon Productions, Inc.)
  • The Magical Wand Chase: A Sesame Street Special(HBO; Sesame Street Workshop)
  • The Loud House(Nickelodeon)

Best Documentary

  • 15: A Quniceañera Story(HBO; HBO Documentary Films)
  • America Reframed: Farewell Ferris Wheel(World Channel; Kola Pictures, Latino Public Broadcasting, Independent Television Service (ITVS), American Documentary)
  • City Rising(KCET)
  • Clinica de Migrantes(HBO; HBO Documentary Films)
  • Dolores(PBS; The Dolores Huerta Film Project, LLC, 4 Stick Films, Carlos Santana)
  • Lost LA(KCET)
  • The Pushouts(Curious Matters, LLC) 

Best Informational Program (Local or National)

  • Adelante!(Milwaukee PBS)
  • Noticias Telemundo: “Houston Floods”(Telemundo Network)
  • Noticias Telemundo: “Inmigración con Alma Rosa Nieto”(Telemundo Network)
  • Noticias Telemundo: “Nuestra Gente Extraordinaria”(Telemundo Network)
  • Primer Impacto(Univision Network)
  • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel(HBO; HBO Sports)
  • Sin Vergüenza(SVseries.com; Kavich Reynolds Productions)
  • The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman(National Geographic; Revelations Entertainment for National Geographic)

Best Short-Form Non-Fiction Program

  • ESPN Features – SC Reportajes – “Dreamer”(ESPN Deportes; ESPN)
  • ESPN Features – SC Reportajes – “En las Buenas y en las Malas”(ESPN Deportes; ESPN)
  • ESPN Features – SC Reportajes – “Hoops Sagrado”(ESPN Deportes; ESPN)
  • International Mom Advice(Tonic; VICE Media, LLC)
  • The San Ysidro Purgatory(Daily VICE; VICE Media, LLC)
  • StoryBored USA(WORLD Channel YouTube; William D. Caballero, Latino Public Broadcasting, WORLD Channel, KQED)

Best On-Air Advertising

  • Broken Crayons(brokencrayons.us; Republica)
  • Ninjago TV Spot(Warner Bros & MOCEAN)
  • ¡No Esperes! – The Hispanic Council of Cancer Treatment Centers of America(Azteca America; Creative Civilization)
  • ORCI: Honda Accord – “Not Enough”(Honda, Orci, Bikini Films)

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” Opens Strong in China

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film is shaping up to be a hit in China…

The 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s Best Picture Oscar winner, The Shape Of Water, opened in fairy tale fashion in China over the weekend, grossing $10.35M (RMB 65.7M) on 17,000 screens.

The Shape of Water

The score tops all comps including Fox Searchlight stablemate Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri which bowed to $2.4M (RMB 15.2M) a few weeks back. It also helps push the awards-season darling across the $100M mark at the international box office.

Few recent Best Picture winners have even been released in China, so comps there are difficult to come by. However, Shape topped other films that have figured heavily in recent seasons including The Darkest Hour which opened to $2.2M (RMB 14.1M) and La La Land, which tapped out a $9.35M (RMB 59.3M) debut last year before twirling to a $36M final. The Middle Kingdom result is doubly impressive for a film that leans towards the art house.

The Chinese opening is also Shape‘s best Day One performance ($3M+) and its best launch weekend worldwide. Its PROC share this frame was 11.1% for the No. 4 position behind Tomb Raider, Black Panther and Operation Red Sea.

Online sentiment has been strong; the Sally Hawkins-starrer has a 7.3 score on reviews site Douban. Although del Toro was unable to visit China to promote the movie, he and Searchlight engaged with audiences there.

Post winning his Oscars, del Toro did a round of interviews for the Chinese press and spoke to a number of online influencers and ticketing apps. He also did greetings for some of those platforms and others.

Shape will continue to see play this week, coincidentally before the release this Friday of the del Toro produced Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Guillermo del Toro Announces Scholarship for Aspiring Mexican Filmmakers

Guillermo del Toro is ready to help the next generation of Mexican filmmakers…

The 53-year-old Mexican writer-director, who won two Oscars earlier this month, has returned to his hometown of Guadalajara with some news.

Guillermo del Toro

After his romance-fantasy film The Shape of Water took home four Academy Awards last Sundayincluding best picture and director, del Toro attended the Guadalajara International Film Festival, where he’s imparting a series of free master classes to thousands of fans.

Following the first class on Saturday, the festival inaugurated a state-of-the-art cinema named after del Toro, and then organizers announced the creation of the Jenkins-Del Toro International Film Scholarship, a $60,000 annual award for an aspiring Mexican filmmaker to study abroad at a prestigious film institute.

“If we change a life, if we change a history, we change a generation,” said del Toro, whose genre filmmaking has inspired a new generation of talent in Mexico.

Del Toro and fellow countrymen Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman) regularly produce films from up-and-coming Mexican filmmakers.

“The first push is very important,” said del Toro, who will oversee a jury that awards the scholarship at the Guadalajara film fest each year.

del Toro also announced that his At Home with Monsters exhibit will hit museums in Guadalajara and Mexico City next year. The exhibit features 500 drawings, paintings and concept pieces from del Toro’s works, including creepy life-size sculptures of monster figures. The collection, to be curated by Oscar-winning production designer Eugenio Caballero (Pan’s Labyrinth), bowed in 2016 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director and Best Picture Oscars for “The Shape of Water”

It’s turned out to be a monster night for Guillermo del Toro

The 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker had a nearly perfect night, picking up his first-ever Academy Awards for his romantic fantasy drama The Shape of Water.

Guillermo del Toro

del Toro, who co-wrote, directed and produced the film, was named Best Director, an award he was predicted to win throughout awards season.

Additionally, del Toro’s The Shape of Water took home the night’s top prize, Best Picture.

The romantic fable was conceived by del Toro as a tribute to the monster movies he loved as a child, updated to tell a story about tolerance and compassion that could speak to a contemporary audience.The film ultimately took home four Oscars, the most of any nominee.

“As a kid enamored of movies growing up in Mexico, I thought it would never happened, but it happened,” said del Toro, in accepting the Best Picture award.

del Toro, who missed out on being 3-for-3 when he lost in the Best Original Screenplay category, urged other young filmmakers to take inspiration from his win, and “use the power of fantasy to tell stories about things that are real in the world.”

The award was presented by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, who famously announced the wrong Best Picture winner last year, naming La La Land instead of actual winner Moonlight.

He’s the latest Mexican filmmaker to take home multiple awards in the same night… Alejandro González Iñárritu previously scored three Oscar wins in 2015 for Birdman: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

One year earlier, Alfonso Cuaron took home two Oscars for his film Gravity: Best Director. and Best Film Editing.

Meanwhile, Disney/Pixar’s Dia de los Muertos-themed animated film Coco won best animated feature and its featured tune, “Remember Me,” won Best Original Song.

And, the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film went to A Fantastic Woman, from Chile, the story of a transgender person struggling in the aftermath of the death of a lover.

The film edged out Ruben Östlund’s Swedish satire The Square and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Russian fable Loveless.

Directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Lelio and Gonzalo Maza, the film marks the first Chilean entry for the foreign language Oscar since Pablo Larraín’s No, and the first ever Academy award for Lelio, in his follow-up to the acclaimed film Gloria.

At Sunday’s ceremony, the film’s star Daniela Vega became the first openly transgender person to present an award at the Oscars.

Here’s a look at all of this year’s Academy Award winners.

BEST PICTURE
The Shape of Water

ACTRESS
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

ACTOR
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

ORIGINAL SONG (PRESENTED TO SONGWRITERS)
Remember Me, from Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)

ORIGINAL SCORE
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049, Roger A. Deakins 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out, Jordan Peele 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory 

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
The Silent Child 

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 

FILM EDITING
Dunkirk, Lee Smith 

VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049 

ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco

 SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Dear Basketball 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A Fantastic Woman (Chile) 

PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Shape of Water 

SOUND MIXING
Dunkirk 

SOUND EDITING
Dunkirk, Richard King and Alex Gibson 

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Icarus 

COSTUME DESIGN
Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Darkest Hour, Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick

Guillermo del Toro Named Best Director by the Directors Guild of America

Guillermo del Toro is having a guild old time…

The Directors Guild of America honored outstanding achievement in directing for film and television at the DGA Awards, with the 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker ’s The Shape of Water winning the award for Best Feature.Guillermo del Toro

Along with his Golden Globe and PGA award, del Toro’s DGA win makes him the favorite for Best Director at this year’s Oscars.

Here’s the full list of winners:

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM
GUILLERMO del TORO
The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale
Production Manager: Dennis Chapman
First Assistant Director: Pierre Henry
Second Assistant Director: Tyler Delben 

DRAMATIC SERIES
REED MORANO
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred”
(Hulu)

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI SERIES
JEAN MARC VALLÉE
Big Little Lies
(HBO)

COMMERCIALS
MARTIN de THURAH
(Epoch Films)

COMEDY SERIES
BETH MCCARTHY MILLER
Veep, “Chicklet”
(HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
JORDAN PEELE
Get Out
(Universal Pictures)

DOCUMENTARY
MATTHEW HEINEMAN
City of Ghosts
(Amazon Studios) 

REALITY PROGRAMS
BRIAN SMITH
MasterChef, “Vegas Deluxe & Oyster Shucks”
(FOX)

VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – SPECIALS
GLENN WEISS
The 89th Annual Academy Awards
(ABC)

VARIETY/TALK/NEWS/SPORTS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
DON ROY KING
Saturday Night Live, “Host: Jimmy Fallon”
(NBC)

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
NIKI CARO
Anne with an E, “Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny”
(Netflix)

Guillermo del Toro Earns Three Academy Award Nominations for “The Shape of Water”

Guillermo del Toro is this year’s Oscar darling…

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning, with the 53-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s highly acclaimed fantasy love story The Shape of Water leading all nominees with 13 nods, including three nods for the man behind the movie.

Guillermo del Toro

del Toro, who was previously nominated for Pan’s Labyrinth, picked up three nominations of his own.

He’s nominated in the Best Picture category as one of the film’s producers, as well as Best Director for helming the film, and Best Original Screenplay for co-penning the script with Vanessa Taylor.

The Shape Of Water has been one of the frontrunners this awards season, and del Toro accepted the nominations with typical vigor.

“Thank You to the academy and my peers for this moment of joy in a 25 year journey as a storyteller,” tweeted del Toro.

Carlos Saldanha picked up his second career Oscar nomination, his first in a major category.

The 52-year-old Brazilian filmmaker, who was previously nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category for Gone Nutty, earned a nod in the Best Animated Feature category for helming Ferdinand.

Sebastián Lelio has picked up his first Oscar nod.

The 43-year-old Argentinian-born Chilean film director earned the nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film for his critically acclaimed film A Fantastic Woman, which is only the second film from Chile to earn a nod in Oscar history.

The Academy Awards — hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time — will air live on ABC on March 4.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best Picture
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Get Out
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Actor
Timothée Chalamet — Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis — Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya — Get Out
Gary Oldman — Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington — Roman J. Israel, Esq. 

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins — The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margo Robbie — I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan — Lady Bird
Meryl Streep – The Post

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe — The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer- All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell — Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water 

Best Original Screenplay
The Big Sick (Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani)
Get Out (Jordan Peele)
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name (James Ivory)
The Disaster Artist (Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber)
Logan (Scott Frank, James Mangold, Michael Green)
Molly’s Game (Aaron Sorkin)
Mudbound (Virgil Williams and Dee Rees) 

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 20149
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water 

Best Film Editing
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Sound Mixing
Baby Driver (Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin & Mary H. Ellis)
Blade Runner 2049 (Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill & Mac Ruth)
Dunkirk (Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker & Gary A. Rizzo)
The Shape Of Water (Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern & Glenn Gauthier)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce & Stuart Wilson)

Best Sound Editing
Baby Driver (Julian Slater)
Blade Runner 2049 (Mark Mangini & Theo Green)
Dunkirk (Richard King & Alex Gibson)
The Shape of Water (Nathan Robitaille & Nelson Ferreira)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Matthew Wood & Ren Klyce)

Best Original Score
Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer)
Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams)
The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell)

Best Original Song
“Mighty River” — Mudbound (Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson)
“Mystery of Love” — Call Me By Your Name (Sufjan Stevens)
“Remember Me” — Coco (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
“Stand Up for Something” — Marshall (Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn)
“This is Me” — The Greatest Showman (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

Best Animated Feature
The Boss Baby
The Bread Winner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast (Jacqueline Durran)
Darkest Hour (Jacqueline Durran)
Phantom Thread (Mark Bridges)
The Shape of Water (Luis Sequeria)
Victoria & Abdul (Consolata Boyle)

Best Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Short Film
Dear Basketball
Garden Party
Negative Space
Lou
Revolting Rhymes

Best Documentary Feature
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Famous Places
Icarus
Last Men in Aleppo
Strong Island

Best Documentary Short
Edith + Eddie
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Heroin(e)
Knife Skills
Traffic Stop

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
The Insult (Lebanon)
Loveless (Russia)
On Body and Soul (Hungary)
The Square (Sweden)

Best Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Darkest Hour
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best Live-Action Short Film
DeKalb Elementary
The Eleven O’Clock
My Nephew Emmett
The Silent Child
Watu Wote/All of Us