Annette Bening Honored With ‘Career Achievement Award’ From PSIFF

Annette Bening, Photo by Gunther Gampine, courtesy of A24.
Photo by Merrick Morton, courtesy of A24.


Annette Bening (The Grifters, In Dreams) will be honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) with a Career Achievement Award. Hosted by Mary Hart, the Film Awards Gala will be held January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Photo by Gunther Gampine, courtesy of A24.
Photo by Gunther Gampine, courtesy of A24.

“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. It is our great honor to present the Career Achievement Award to Annette Bening.”

Past recipients of the honor include Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Redgrave. Bening also appeared with year with Warren Beatty in the drama Rules Don’t Apply.

The PSIFF runs January 2-16, 2017.