Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' was awarded the Producers Guild Awards (PGA) Saturday, January 20, 2018.

'The Shape of Water' is set in 1960 Baltimore and tells a story of an encounter between a mute cleaning lady at a secret high-security government laboratory, Elisa, and a mysterious sea creature that was discovered in South America. That encounter later developed into a deep indescribable relationship between Elisa and the creature, creating a unique bond between the two.

The movie, which was released last year on December 1, 2017, has received outstanding reviews from film critics as well as the public.

The A. O. Scott from the New York Times reviewed the movie as "Altogether Wonderful".

Guillermo del Toro's classic movie genre

Guillermo del Toro is best known for creating dark yet whimsical fairy tales that convey hidden messages, not merely a fantasy with a plot twist at the end. For instance, his work "Pan's Labyrinth", which he classified as a "fairy tale for grown-ups" in an interview with Marcus Leshock.

In this movie, del Toro not only wanted to show his ability to create a beautiful narrative but also send a message about how our choices define us. The same goes for "The Shape of Water". As the plot moves, viewers are shown hidden meanings and concepts through interactions between each character.

Guillermo del Toro's movies have been nominated for countless awards and he has received numerous awards for several, including the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for "Pan's Labyrinth" and Cannes Film Festival for "Cronos". "The Shape of Water" is no exception. Del Toro won the Golden Globe for best director through this movie, and of course the Producers Guild Awards.

Producers Guild Award winner = Oscar Winner?

The PGA results have shown correlations with the Academy Awards best pictures results in the past. Does this mean that "The Shape of Water" will defeat the rest of this year's best picture nominees? You might want to hold that thought. Despite being a good predictor for Oscar winners, there were occasions when the results did not match.

For instance, "La La Land" won the PGA last year, but was lost to "Moonlight." If one example is not enough, 2016's PGA was awarded to "The Big Short." yet the Academy Award for best picture went to "Spotlight." So winning a PGA award is not a death sentence to the other contenders.