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Richard Jenkins ’69 Nominated for Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor

Dec. 13, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts alum Richard Jenkins ’69 has been nominated for a 2023 Golden Globe award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

He was nominated in the category of best supporting actor in a series for his performance in “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” on Netflix. In the series, Jenkins plays Dahmer’s father, Lionel. He joins two castmates among nominees and the show itself was nominated for the category of best limited series, anthology series or television motion picture.

Richard Jenkins
Molly Ringwald and Richard Jenkins ’69 act as Shari and Lionel Dahmer in the Netflix series “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” Photo courtesy of Netflix.

This is Jenkins’ second Golden Globe nomination in his acting career. In 2017, he was a nominee in the category of best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role as Giles in the Oscar-winning film “The Shape of Water," for which he also received his second Academy Award nomination

He won an Emmy for outstanding actor in a limited series for “Olive Kitteridge” in 2015 and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for best actor for his starring role in “The Visitor.”

The 80th Golden Globes awards ceremony will air live on NBC and Peacock at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.

Netflix recently announced that “Monster” joined season 4 of “Stranger Things” and “Squid Games” in surpassing the billion-hour mark in viewing time, making it one of the streaming platform's most-watched series. The series has been renewed for a second and third season.

By Julia Perez