Guillermo del Toro wins best director Oscar for 'The Shape of Water'

HOLLYWOOD, United States - Guillermo del Toro won the Oscar on Sunday for best director for "The Shape of Water," his acclaimed fantasy about a mute janitor's romance with a mysterious amphibian-man creature.

Accepting the award in Hollywood amid high anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States, the Mexican director declared himself an immigrant and hailed the power of cinema to "erase the line in the sand."