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Del Toro: Del and Production Design

del toro: It also won best original score and production design, according to The Chronicle Herald. Growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen, del Toro said. Del Toro's The Shape of Water, a sumptuous, sensual fairytale that is a Technicolor ode to outsiders, was the evening's top winner with four Academy Awards. It happens. Del Toro's friends and countrymen Alfonso Cuaron won for Gravity in 2014 and Alejandro Inarritu won back-to-back Oscars for Birdman in 2015 and The Revenant in 2016. Del Toro's win marks the fourth time in five years that a Mexican director has walked away with the best director awards. ( As reported in the news.