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The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Annette Bening as "Nic"

Lesbian couple Jules (Julianne Moore) and Nic (Annette Bening) have been together for almost 20 years and have two teenage offspring named Joni and Laser, who were conceived via artificial insemination. Unbeknown to their mothers, Joni and Laser seek out their biological father, a restaurateur named Paul (Mark Ruffalo). Complications arise when the teens bond with Paul and invite him into their lives.

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2010) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Running With Scissors (2006)

Annette Bening as "Deirdre Burroughs"

As the son of an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and a mentally ill mother (Annette Bening), young Augusten Burroughs (Joseph Cross) faces a challenging childhood at the very least. His life takes an unexpected turn when his mother gives him to her unorthodox therapist (Brian Cox), and the boy becomes a member of the doctor's own strange, extended family.

Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Being Julia (2004)

Annette Bening as "Julia Lambert"

Julia Lambert (Annette Bening) is a popular but aging stage actress who is losing passion for her career. Her husband and director, Michael Gosselyn (Jeremy Irons), introduces her to a young American actor, Tom (Shaun Evans), who professes admiration for her. Julia and Tom start an affair, but soon she realizes that Tom is just using her to advance his own career and that of his other girlfriend, actress Avice Crichton (Lucy Punch). Julia befriends Avice, all the while plotting her revenge.

Academy Award (2004) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (2004) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

American Beauty (1999)

Annette Bening as "Carolyn Burnham"

Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he quits his job and decides to reinvent himself as a pot-smoking, responsibility-shirking teenager. What follows is at once cynical, hysterical, and, eventually, tragically uplifting.

Academy Award (1999) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999) Won Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1999) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The American President (1995)

Annette Bening as "Sydney Ellen Wade"

With the end of his first term in sight, widowed U.S. President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) knows that overwhelming public support will guarantee his re-election. But when he falls in love with lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), Shepherd's supporters question the relationship, and his approval ratings drop. As a rival presidential candidate goes on the attack, Shepherd must choose between his political career and his love for Sydney.

Golden Globe (1995) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Bugsy (1991)

Annette Bening as "Virginia Hill"

New York mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Warren Beatty) leaves New York City to dip into the glamour of Hollywood, Calif., and to build up syndicate gambling rackets. Bowled over by actress Virginia Hill (Annette Bening), the dapper Siegel courts her, despite having a wife and children. Obsessed with creating a gambling haven, Siegel takes racketeering to the Nevada desert and helps develop Las Vegas, only to find himself in deep water over his reckless construction of the Flamingo Hotel.

Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Grifters (1990)

Annette Bening as "Myra Langtry"

Hard-as-nails Lily Dillon (Anjelica Huston) works as a swindler for dangerous bookie Bobo (Pat Hingle), probably the only man she fears. Arriving in Los Angeles on "business," Lily looks up her son, Roy (John Cusack), a small-time con artist content with paltry sleight-of-hand cheats. Roy's girlfriend, Myra (Annette Bening), looks like an All-American type but is a grifter looking to pull off another big-time con. The convergence of the three hustlers inevitably means trouble for all of them.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Academy Award (1990) Nominated Best Supporting Actress

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