Guillermo del Toro skipped the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday to spend time with his father, who previously fell ill.
The Shape of Water director took to Twitter ahead of the show to give an update on his father’s health.
“My father has stabilized- thank you all for your kindness. Travelling back,” he tweeted.
“Mi padre esta estable- gracias por sus gentilezas,” he continued in Spanish, which translates in English to: My father is stable — thank you for your kindness.
Shape of Water is nominated for two awards: best actress and supporting actor. Del Toro was not present at the ceremony.
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The director also skipped the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday to be at his father’s bedside.
During the ceremony, Shape of Water star Richard Jenkins read a statement from del Toro while accepting the award for best motion picture.
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“Life has a way of keeping you in check, so as you sit there tonight, I stand by the side of my father’s bed in my hometown in Mexico. I would like to ask of you all to allow me then to dedicate a little moment in the honors of this night to both my father and my mother, to whom my infinite gratitude belongs. And in turn, as a father, to offer it to my kids also. May they be free, to pursue their dreams and fancies and may they stand by my side when I fade away.”
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The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on both TNT and TBS.