Palm Springs Film Fest to Honor Annette Bening With Career Achievement Award

Annette Bening

Annette Bening will receive the Career Achievement Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 2, the fest announced today.

Past recipients of the award include Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Redgrave.

“Throughout her career, Annette Bening has brought to the screen many memorable performances including the four films for which she was nominated for an Academy Award: ‘American Beauty,’ ‘The Grifters,’ ‘The Kids Are All Right’ and ‘Being Julia,’” said festival chairman Harold Matzner. “Bening creates yet another memorable award-winning role portraying Dorothea, a free-spirited single mother raising her teenage son in Mike Mills’ upcoming film ‘20th Century Women.'”

Bening is a potential frontrunner in Best Actress this year for Mills’ film. She also co-starred in her husband Warren Beatty’s recent film, “Rules Don’t Apply.”

Bening has four Oscar nominations under her belt, although she’s never won.

She fared better at the Golden Globes, winning for her roles in “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right.”

Bening also won the BAFTA and SAG Award for Best Actress for “American Beauty.”

In November, the festival announced that Natalie Portman will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award. The fest also announced Nicole Kidman would receive the International Star Award. Also at the gala, Casey Affleck will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Tom Hanks will receive the Icon Award and Ruth Negga will receive the Rising Star Award. The Vanguard Award will go to “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle’s original musical. More honorees are still to be announced.

The Palm Springs Film Fest runs from Jan. 2-16.

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