Del Toro Is the Fifth Latin American to Nab a Golden Globe Nom for Best Director


With seven nominations for his latest production The Shape of Water, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is the favorite to win some Golden Globes this Sunday, including the one for Best Director.

Del Toro joins a select group of Latin American filmmakers who have nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director, which includes four Mexican filmmakers: Ismael Rodríguez for My Son, the Hero in 1962; Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel in 2006, Birdman in 2014, and The Revenant in 2015; and Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity in 2013; and the Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles for The Constant Gardener in 2005.

If Del Toro wins the Golden Globe for Best Director, as most of the predictions point out, he'll become third Mexican national to win the award after Cuarón for Gravity in 2013, and González Iñárritu's The Revenant in 2015. 

The winners of the 75th edition of the Golden Globes will be announced this Sunday, January 7 at at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.