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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 Grifters (1990): Sexy and Comic
As soon as Annette Bening started acting in films, she started getting noticed and awarded. In 1990, her appearance as the femme fatale Myra Langtry in Stephen Frears neo-noir The Grifters brought a new spotlight on her talent. The New York Times’ Vincent Canby gushed “Miss Bening has something of the angelic looks of Michele Pfeiffer and the comic style and low-down sexiness of Kathleen Turner. It is a terrific combination.” The National Society of Film Critics awarded her Best Supporting Actress that year. And Bening received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress––her first of many.