Magazine article Screen International

'The Shape of Water' Wins PGA Award for Best Feature

Magazine article Screen International

'The Shape of Water' Wins PGA Award for Best Feature

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Honour keeps fantasy-drama on course for Oscar.

‘The Shape Of Water’

Fox Searchlight’s The Shape Of Water received a big fillip in its Oscar ambitions as it won the Producers Guild Of America’s (PGA) Darryl F. Zanuck for best feature at the 29th annual PGA Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night (January 20).

The PGA best feature winner has gone on to win the best picture Oscar in 19 out of the last 27 years. That said, in the last two years PGA winners La La Land and The Big Short lost out at the Academy Awards to Moonlight and Spotlight.

Director-producer Guillermo del Toro was absent due to the ill health of his father in Mexico. His fellow producer J. Miles Dale collected the honour and read a message on behalf of del Toro.

Jordan Peele won the Stanley Kramer award for a film that raises awareness of social issues for Universal’s Get Out. …

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