LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro won the best director Oscar on Sunday for his fantastical romance "The Shape of Water."


It was the first Academy Award for del Toro, who is known for making both mainstream action movies like "Hellboy" and offbeat dark fantasies like "Pan's Labyrinth."


(Reporting by Nichola Groom; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Sandra Maler)