The Shape of Water Poster

Release Date: December 1st, 2017

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: Romance, Fantasy

Production Co: TSG Entertainment, Double Dare You

Distributors: Fox Searchlight, Fox Searchlight

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

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Awards

Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)