March 5, 2018 11:57 IST

Oscars 2018: 'The Shape Of Water' wins Best Director, Best Picture

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It dominated the Academy Awards' nomination pack with nods in a maximum of 13 categories this year. Credit: (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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"The Shape of Water", a fantasy drama, has been in the midst of allegations that it is a copy of a 1969 play "Let Me Hear You Whisper". Credit: (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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The film stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner working in a Cold War-era lab facility, who bonds with a sea creature being kept there. Credit: (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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The Achievement in Directing nomination was de Toro's first in this category and his fourth overall. He also won the Best Picture, and was nominated in the Original Screenplay category this year. Credit: (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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He became the third Mexican filmmaker in the last five years to win best director, after Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity" in 2014 and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Birdman" and "The Revenant" in 2015 and 2016 respectively, reports the Guardian. Credit: (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)