The Shape of Water grabs three out of twelve at BAFTA awards
The fantasy drama film won awards in the best director, best original music and best production design categories
Guillermo del Toro 's The Shape of Water, which received the most nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organized by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in 12 categories, bagged three awards under the Best Production Design (Paul Austerberry, Jeff Melvin, Shane Vieau), Best Original Music (Alexandre Desplat), and Best Director (Gullermo Del Toro) categories.
The film is about the story of a woman who falls in love with an Amazonian sea creature.
While accepting the accolade, del Toro said: "British culture had been a big influence on his work and career, particularly Mary Shelly."
Del Toro was up against Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) and Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing).
The film was also nominated under the categories -- Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress, Best Special Visual Effects, Best Editing and Best Costume Design.