The Shape of Water was awarded with the best picture last Monday, at the 90th Academy Awards. While the moment of announcement was thrilling as there was an audience who wanted Get Out to win, the Sci-Fi film stole the moment. This film also won 3 other awards, Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, Best Score for Alexandre Desplat and Best Art Direction, adding up to four in total. “Growing up in Mexico as a kid, I was a big admirer of foreign films, like ‘E.T.,'” del Toro, Director of The Shape of Water said on stage. “And a few weeks ago, Steven Spielberg said, if you you find yourself there, if you find yourself on the podium, remember that you are part of a legacy, that you are part of a world of filmmakers and be proud of it and I’m very, very proud.” “I want to dedicate this to every young filmmaker, the youth that is showing us how things are done,” he went on. “Really, they are. In every country in the world. And I was a kid enamored with movies, growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happens. And I want to tell you, everyone that is dreaming of using fantasy to tell the stories about the things that are real in the world today, you can do it. This is the door. Kick it open and come in.” “The Shape of Water” won best-film honors from a number of critics organizations in 2017, including groups in Dallas-Fort Worth, St. Louis, and Phoenix. It also received the Critics’ Choice Award for best picture. The film, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, grossed $113.7 million worldwide. It was produced for just under $20 million.