Why Did ‘The Shape of Water’ Win Best Picture?


The Shape of Water won Best Picture Oscar 2018 as it’s a natural choice for Best Picture

A fantastical, watery romance between a mute woman and a fish-man, The Shape of Water is directed by Guillermo del Toro, a beloved director of movies in many genres — horror (The Devil’s Backbone), gothic romance (Crimson Peak), action/sci-fi (Pacific Rim), comics (Hellboy), and fantasy (Pan’s Labyrinth).

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.

Is The Shape of Water the year’s best picture? That’s up for debate, but what it definitely is not is a surprise, given the Academy’s past, present, and imagined future. Whether it ultimately indicates a return to form or a move toward something new for the Academy remains to be seen. The Shape of Water’s victory is not destined to spawn as many think pieces: It won because they liked it the most.Ultimately, it’s a safe choice for an industry that wants to signal its values.

Ref: https://www.vox.com/2018/3/5/17079236/shape-of-water-best-picture-oscars-why-won

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