The Shape of Water Poster

Release Date: December 1st, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2018

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Production Co: TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You

Distributors: Fox Searchlight, Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Emotional, Creative, Escape, Rescue, Endearing, Moving, Heartwarming, Love, 1960s, Friend, Mystery, Friendship

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Awards

Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Directing
Winner Production Design
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Cinematography