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