Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director at the 2018 Golden Globes

Guillermo del Toro Wins Best Director at the 2018 Golden Globes

[ Cheers and applause ] -Oh. [ Chuckles ]
-Whoo-hoo! Wow. I was hoping to wipe my nose
with this. [ Laughter ] Since childhood,
I’ve been faithful to monsters. I have been saved
and absolved by them because monsters, I believe, are patron saints
of our blissful imperfection and they allow and embody the possibility
of failing and live. For 25 years, I have handcrafted
very strange little tales made of motion, color, life,
and shadow. [ Sighs ] And in many of these instances,
in three precise instances, these strange stories,
these fables, have saved my life — once with “Devil’s Backbone,”
once with “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and now with “Shape of Water,” because, as directors, these things are not just
entries in a filmography — we have made a deal with
a particularly inefficient devil that trades three years
of our lives for one entry on IMDb. [ Laughter ] And these things are biography,
and they are life. And I want to thank the Hollywood
Foreign Press Association, Fox Searchlight.
[ Slow music plays ] And I wouldn’t be here — lower
the music, guys, one second. [ Laughter and applause ] [ Chuckles ]
It’s taken 25 years. Give me a minute.
[ Chuckles ] [ Cheers and applause ]
Give me a minute. [ Cheers and applause continue ]
[ Music continues ] I wouldn’t be here
without my cast, my crew… [ Music fades ]
…and I want to mention a few fantastic women
sitting at this table — Sharon, Nancy, Octavia, Sally,
Kimmy, and Vanessa — without whom I wouldn’t be here.
[ Cheers and applause ] I thank you. My monsters thank you. And somewhere, Lon Chaney
is smiling upon all of us. Thank you very much.
[ Cheers and applause ]


  1. It has taken 25 years to get there to Guillermo….. And Natalie wants to give an award to a women just cause she is a women. Not because her film is good. Funny I didn't see her complaining when she or Emma Stone get the Oscar for best actress instead of a Black, Asian, Hispanic actress.Double Standard.

  2. Christopher Nolan was robbed, Luca Guadagnino, Denis Villeneuve and PTA should've been nominated for Call Me By Your Name, Blade Runner 2049 and Phantom Thread instead of Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and Martin McDonagh.

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