Jenkins ’69 Nominated for Golden Globe

Dec. 11, 2017

Shape of Water
Richard Jenkins ’69 stars in "The Shape of Water." (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts alum Richard Jenkins ’69 has been nominated for a Golden Globe award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday.

Jenkins is a nominee in the category “best supporting actor in a motion picture” for his role as Giles in the critically acclaimed film “The Shape of Water,” which leads the Golden Globes with seven nominations. Jenkins was previously named a “best supporting actor” nominee by the Critics' Choice Awards for the same performance.

The Golden Globe nod is Jenkins’ first-ever. His name has also been mentioned by critics speculating about Academy Award nominations which will be announced Jan. 23. He was previously nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for “best actor” for his starring role in “The Visitor,” and he won an Emmy for “outstanding actor in a limited series” for “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015.

The 75th Golden Globes ceremony will take place Jan. 7 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and will be televised live beginning at 7 p.m. CT on NBC.

By John Twork