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Annette Bening’s Award-Winning Career

Posted January 24, 2011 to photo album "Annette Bening’s Award-Winning Career"

Since appearing in her first film, Annette Bening has also been a main stay of Award ceremonies, regularly winning awards for her performances.

The Kids Are All Right (2010): Golden Globe Winner
The Grifters (1990): Sexy and Comic
Bugsy (1991): Tough and Vulnerable
The American President (1995): Luminous
American Beauty (1999): Scathingly Funny
Being Julia (2004): Beauty, talent and charisma
Running With Scissors (2006):
Mrs. Harris (2006):
American Beauty (1999): Scathingly Funny

American Beauty (1999): Scathingly Funny

In Sam Mendes’s American Beauty, Annette Bening plays the fiercely driven, perfectly coifed, realtor wife of Kevin Spacey. She is the perfect anchor in this satirical portrait of a family emotionally and morally adrift. Janet Maslin in her New York Times review applauded her as “scathingly funny, and also quite graceful, as a walking monument to despicable values.” Others saw her performance as equally monumental. San Diego Film Critics Society Awards made her Best Actress, the American Comedy Awards selected her “Funniest Actress,” the BAFTAs voted her “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role” and the Screen Actors Guild awarded her twice––first as “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” and second as part of a “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture.” In addition she received her second Oscar nom (this time for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”) and her third Golden Globe nomination (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture [Drama]).