75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 07 Jan 2018Guillermo Del Toro won ‘Best Director’ for his film The Shape of Water at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, and he wasn’t about to let anyone steal his glory.

After the orchestra began playing music after he barely began his speech, Guillermo insisted he deserved more time since he had waited so long for this accolade.

“The Shape of Water” director wasn’t going to let mood music ruin his moment.

“Lower the music,” he said, once the music began. “It’s taken 25 years. Give me a minute. Give me a minute!”

His wish was the Golden Globes’ command because he got to continue his acceptance speech.

“For 25 years I have handcrafted very strange little tales made of motion, colour, light and shadow,” he explained. “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. And these things are biography and they are alive.”


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