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The Shape of Water - Winner's Acceptance Speech, Original Music, EE British Academy Film Awards in 2018

18 February 2018

Winner's acceptance speech by Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water in the Original Music category.

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT: Yes. Quite a venue for music. Thank you. It's marvellous. 

Guillermo, your film is unique, and the poetry that you've given us is amazing, and for music. This would be a very good bonding between music and poetry. So thank you. Thank you very much. 

Thanks to Fox Searchlight. This music was recorded here in London, by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road. Marvellous musicians. Many of them. One of them is here tonight. Sylvain, the best musician I have ever met, and Antonia, my daughter. Hi, Antonia! And I thank you. It's marvellous. Thank you. Oh, and Laura Engel, my agent. Thank you.