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.