BAFTA 2018: The Shape of Water wins three awards against 12 nominations

IANSUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:05 AM IST
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Canadian set decorator Jeff Melvin, Production designer Paul Austerberry and set decorator Shane Vieau pose with the award for work on the film 'The Shape Of Water' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL |

London: Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water“, which received the most nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), under 12 categories, managed to bag three awards here.

The story of a woman who falls in love with an Amazonian sea creature, won for its Production Design, Music while del Toro bagged the Best Director. While accepting the accolade, del Toro said: “British culture had been a big influence on his work and career, particularly Mary Shelly.”

Del Toro was up against Denis Villeneuve (“Blade Runner 2049”), Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing”).

The film was also nominated under the categories — Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress, Best Special Visual Effects, Best Editing and Best Costume Design.

The awards ceremony was held at the Royal Albert Hall, here.

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