Guillermo Del Toro's Oscars 2018 Acceptance Speech (Transcript)
JMD‚Ää‚Äî‚ÄäJ. Miles Dale
GDT‚Ää‚Äî‚ÄäGuillermo Del Toro
WB: And the Oscar goes to‚Ä¶ The Shape of Water. Guillermo Del Toro and J Miles Dale, producers.
Fem: The Shape of Water has 13 Academy Award nominations this year, winning four Oscars tonight for Production Design, Music Original Score, Directing, and Best Picture.
GDT: Thank you. Thank you very much.
GDT: Growing up in Mexico as a kid, I was a big admirer of foreign films, from films like ET or Willy Wyler or Douglas Sirk or Frank Capra; and a few weeks ago, Steven Spielberg said, ‚ÄúIf you find yourself there, if you find yourself in the podium, remember that you are part of a legacy, that you‚Äôre part of a world of filmmakers and be proud of it.‚Äù I‚Äôm very, very proud.
GDT: I want to dedicate this to every young filmmaker, the youth that is showing us how things are done, really they are, in every country in the world. I was a kid enamored with movies. Growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen. It happened and I want to tell you, everyone that is dreaming of a parable of using genre of fantasy to tell the stories about the things that are real in the world today, you can do it. This is a door. Kick it open and come in.
JMD: Thank you very much.
JK: All right, well, that‚Äôs how it‚Äôs supposed to go I guess, right? Sorry, guys, we‚Äôre out of Oscars. What did you want to say? I‚Äôll tell them.
JMD: I just wanted to say that this Guillermo, it‚Äôs his heart and it‚Äôs everything. We thank him for letting us be a part of this.
JK: That‚Äôs right. Guillermo Del Toro, everybody!