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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):
Bugsy (1991): Tough and Vulnerable

Bugsy (1991): Tough and Vulnerable

In Bugsy, when it came to capturing the tough glamour of classic Hollywood, Annette Being’s portrayal of Virginia Hill, the sultry girlfriend of the film’s titled gangster, was stellar. The Washington Post’s, Hal Hinson picked up on the depth of her performance, noting that Bening’s Hill “reveals both the uncompromising toughness of a woman who's used sex to get what's she's wanted out of life, and the vulnerability that comes from knowing you can go around the track only so many times before the mileage starts to show.” The Golden Globes agreed nominating Ms. Bening for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture [Drama].