Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director for "The Shape of Water"

Del Toro pays tribute to the monsters of our past in touching Golden Globes acceptance speech.

By Ray Morse

Award season is always a time of hope for those of us who celebrate the horror genre throughout the entire year. It is a special time where, through a mere nomination of our favorite filmmakers and films, we as a fandom feel wholly represented. Recognition for an artist of our own truly feels like a victory for us all when the genre is notoriously overlooked. More importantly, to be bestowed with such an honor is often the culmination of everything these immensely talented filmmakers sacrifice in order to bring these pictures to life.

On Sunday, one such moment took place during the Golden Globes when visionary auteur, Guillermo del Toro, won Best Director for his breathtakingly-stunning creature film, The Shape of Water (in theaters now). Being no stranger to our beloved genre, Del Toro wasted no time paying his respects to the monsters that haunted the silver screens before his:


He continued his emotional acceptance speech, shedding light on the sheer impact these films have had on his life in saying:


The Shape of Water also won Best Original Score for a Motion Picture. We look forward to what lies ahead for Guillermo del Toro and crew as we forge ahead toward the Academy Awards.

About the Author

Ray Morse

Filmmaker. Podcaster. Writer. Geek. "A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die." Raised in the wastelands of New Jersey, Ray Morse is a passionate film enthusiast/maker and aspiring creative. When he is not embodying the essence of the Mungus on his weekly live podcast or consuming mass amounts of cinema/television, he can be found re-writing his Dead Entertainment bio, avoiding general responsibility, and talking at length about the things he plans to do instead of doing them.