Here’s a list of all the droughts that were ended, records that were set and stats that were killed (say it with me: no SAG ensemble nomination!) by “The Shape of Water” with its Best Picture victory.
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– First film since “Braveheart” (1995) and second overall to win without a SAG ensemble nomination
– First film since “Braveheart” to win without acting, writing or editing wins
– First film with a female lead to win since “Million Dollar Baby” (2004)