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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):
Being Julia (2004): Beauty, talent and charisma

Being Julia (2004): Beauty, talent and charisma

In István Szabó’s Being Julia, Annette Bening embodies the title character, a ebullient first-rate London actress, that it would be impossible to imagine anyone else playing. As Rex Reed gushed, “"Beauty, talent and charisma are such rare commodities these days that we are lucky to find an actress with even one of them. In Being Julia, Annette Bening miraculously displays all three at the same time.” Audiences, critics and award groups were equally mesmerized by her performance. The Golden Globes voted her Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture [Musical or Comedy], and she was picked as a top actress by a range of other groups around the world, from the Bangkok International Film Festival to the National Board of Review to Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards. In addition she received her third Academy Award nomination (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role).