However the Academy in thr past has severely fucked him over.
First big fuck you to Mr. Del Toro, at the 79th Academy Awards Pan's Labyrinth, one of the greatest films in all of history, lost best foreign film to a German Film called, the lives of others.
Then in 2014 at the 8th Academy Awards his film Pacific Rim, the most visually appealing movie of the year, yes more than Gravity, was not even Nominated for best special effects.
You know what was, THE LONE RANGER a film that despite being set in Texas, the film that had me, my dad, my brother, and my step grandfather all thinking, That doesn't look like Texas and everything was so obviously CGI. A. the best western have shot in the actual outdoors in the modern west. B. If you are going to use CGI in a film supposedly set in Texas, why not make it look like fucking Texas.
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He's by far the best, and no it's still not fair.
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I think it's ok; better later than never, haha. xD At least Guillermo Del Toro has now won Best Director and Best Picture, and now has multiple Oscars under his belt. The Academy has a long history of screwing over good movies, good actors, and good filmmakers, and many of them are unluckier than Del Toro is because they have no Oscars at all.
Keep in mind that Alfred Hitchcock himself never won Best Director.
And actor Peter O'Toole (the Lawrence of Arabia himself) was nominated 8 times for Best Actor and never won. The Academy let him go to their show time after time... to watch himself lose. And now, they've LET THE MAN DIE without giving him an Oscar, lol. Del Toro is now one of the luckier ones, at least.
Also keep in mind this is the same Academy that has given Jennifer Lawrence an Oscar lol, plus 3 other nominations... while better actresses like Emily Blunt (who easily blows Lawrence away in everything) has had ZERO Oscar nominations. Sally Hawkins's other movie recently (besides "Shape of Water") was "Maudie", and it was great in almost every aspect (including a Best Actress-worthy performance by her as the lead) but was nominated for zero Oscars. And her co-star Ethan Hawke (who gave a Best Actor-worthy performance himself) was snubbed as well, receiving no recognition from the Oscars or any of the major award shows.