Latino Director Guillermo del Toro is the Big Winner of the 2018 Golden Globes

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Even though the representation of Latino nominees fell short at the 75th Golden Globes,  Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, won big for his dark fantasy film, The Shape of Water

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Del Toro's latest film garnered him a total of 7 nominations, among them Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Orginal Score. Del Toro won for Best Director for a motion picture and while delivering his thank you speech he was cut off by the prompt signaling music to which he said "lower the music it's taken 25 years so give me a minute" and we could not agree more. 

The movie, which stars Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, and Octavia Spencer, is set during the Cold War and follows the story of Elisa Esposito who forms a relationship with an amphibious man brought to the secret laboratory that she cleans during the night.

The beautiful Mexican actress, Salma Hayek, took to Instagram to share a photo alongside Del Toro in celebration of his win. She writes, "So proud of Mexican director #guillermodeltoro for his #GoldenGlobe."

 

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Watch the rest of his speech below - after lowering the music.