Richard Jenkins Reacts To His Oscar Nomination For ‘THE SHAPE OF WATER’

The 2018 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today, with the best of the best of cinema being recognized for their outstanding achievements. Leading the pack this year is The Shape of Water, which received 13 nominations, only one shy of tying the all-time record of 14. That included nominations for best director Guillermo Del Toro, best actress Sally Hawkins and best supporting actor Richard Jenkins.


Speaking of Richard Jenkins, we have an exclusive quote from the veteran actor where he discusses his feelings following his nomination:

“I’m so excited and thrilled by the nomination and for The Shape of Water team lead by Guillermo the Great. It is rare and humbling to be part of something so special.”

This is Jenkins’s second Oscar nomination, his first being for best actor for his role in 2008s The Visitor.

The 90th Academy Awards will be held March 4, 2018, and hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. –Jackson Hayes

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab’s classified secret — a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.

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