• Annette  Bening

    Annette Bening Awards

    Born on May 29th, 1958

    From Topeka, Kansas

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Poster

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame finds romance and happiness with a younger man, but her life changes forever when she is diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1970s.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated
Leading Actress
20th Century Women Poster

20th Century Women

In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women -- Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor -- to help with Jamie's upbringing.

Golden Globe (2017)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The Kids Are All Right Poster

The Kids Are All Right

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.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated
Leading Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2011)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
Running With Scissors Poster

Running With Scissors

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 (2007)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Mrs. Harris Poster

Mrs. Harris

In 1980, socialite Jean Harris (Annette Bening) kills her lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower (Ben Kingsley), after he rejects her for other women.

Golden Globe (2007)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Being Julia Poster

Being Julia

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.

Golden Globe (2005)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
American Beauty Poster

American Beauty

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.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2000)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Won
Actress in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Won
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
The American President Poster

The American President

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 (1996)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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The Grifters

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 (1992)
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
Bugsy Poster

Bugsy

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 (1992)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama