The Shape of Water’s Doug Jones coming to Anime Matsuri 2018
What a historic night Sunday evening turned out to be. Hollywood’s awards season took center stage with the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony. Back in January, when the nominations were announced, we knew this year’s awards were poised to be a battle between Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy The Shape of Water, Christopher Nolan’s wartime epic Dunkirk, and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
In the end, The Shape of Water emerged victorious, winning a total of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, and awards for both original score and production design.
This was a moment to celebrate. After all these years, Del Toro finally gets a well deserved award.
Our support for The Shape of Water started weeks ago when teamed up with Houpop to bring award winning actor Doug Jones, who plays the Amphibian Man in the stunning movie.
Our entire team watched impatiently as the winners were announced. Our Latin-American staff cheered as the movie won it’s four Oscars. It meant a lot to them for a Mexican man born in Guadalajara to win Best Director and his movie win Best Picture.
A lot of our diverse staff, friends and family are from Mexico. We honor this achievement at Anime Matsuri by hosting Doug Jones and celebrating The Shape of Water. Join us on March 29 – April 1 and get photos and autographs with Doug!
Finally, this is a special dedication to our head of HR, Daniela Michel, who moved from Tijuana, Mexico to Texas in pursuit of her dreams. Dream Big Dani!
Aside from being in The Shape of Water, Doug is also The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four Rise of The Silver Surfer, Pan from Pan’s Labyrinth and Abe from Hellboy 1 and 2. How’s that for talent?
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Photo Credits: Photo by Tequila Gang/WB/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock. Photo by Universal/Dark Horse Comics/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock.Photo by 20th Century Fox/Marvel/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock. Photo courtesy of Indiwire.