Annette Bening Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2011 Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2005 Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Being Julia (2004)
2000 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
American Beauty (1999)
1991 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Grifters (1990)

Golden Globes, USA

2017 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women (2016)
2011 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2007 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Running with Scissors (2006)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Mrs. Harris (2005)
2005 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Being Julia (2004)
2000 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
American Beauty (1999)
1996 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
The American President (1995)
1992 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Bugsy (1991)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2006 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Mrs. Harris (2005)
For playing: "Jean Harris".

BAFTA Awards

2011 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Leading Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2000 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
American Beauty (1999)
1992 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Grifters (1990)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2017 Nominated
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2011 Won
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Grownup Love Story
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:
Nominated
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2009 Nominated
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Actress
The Women (2008)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Won
EDA Special Mention Award
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
20th Century Women (2016)
Tied with Isabelle Huppert for Elle (2016) and L'avenir (2016).
2011 Won
EDA Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Won
EDA Female Focus Award
Women's Image Award
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Nominated
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Nic (Annette Bening) finds out that Jules (Julianne Moore) is cheating.
Bravest Performance Award
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:
Nominated
EDA Female Focus Award
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Lifetime Achievement Award

American Comedy Awards, USA

2000 Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
American Beauty (1999)
1996 Nominated
American Comedy Award
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
The American President (1995)

American Society of Cinematographers, USA

2008 Won
Board of the Governors Award

Atlanta Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Won
AFCS Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Austin Film Critics Association

2016 Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2016 Nominated
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
20th Century Women (2016)
2010 2nd place
ACCA
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Runner-Up
Nominated
Davis Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2004 Nominated
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Being Julia (2004)
1999 Won
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
American Beauty (1999)
2nd place
ACCA
Best Cast Ensemble
American Beauty (1999)
Shared with:

Bangkok International Film Festival

2005 Won
Golden Kinnaree Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)
Tied with Anna Geislerová for Zelary (2003).

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

2000 Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Favorite Actress - Drama
American Beauty (1999)
1999 Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Favorite Actress - Suspense
The Siege (1998)

Boston Film Festival

1999 Won
Film Excellence Award

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2010 2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Best Ensemble Cast
The Kids Are All Right (2008)
Shared with:
2004 2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)
Tied with Kim Basinger for The Door in the Floor (2004).

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2011 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2005 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)

Casting Society of America, USA

2017 Won
Career Achievement Award

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2011 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Best Ensemble
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2000 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)
1992 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actress
Bugsy (1991)
1990 Nominated
CFCA Award
Most Promising Actress
Valmont (1989)

Chicago International Film Festival

2004 Won
Career Achievement Award

Chlotrudis Awards

2017 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2000 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
5th place
2010 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2005 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)
1991 2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Grifters (1990)

Denver Film Critics Society

2017 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Detroit Film Critic Society, US

2016 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Elle Women in Hollywood Awards

2006 Won
Icon Award
Shared with:

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2017 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Female Lead
20th Century Women (2016)
2011 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Female Lead
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Nominated
FFCC Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2017 Nominated
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year - Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2011 Won
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2017 Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Gold Derby Awards

2011 Won
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2006 Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress
Mrs. Harris (2005)

Gotham Awards

2016 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2010 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Ensemble Performance
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:

Hollywood Film Awards

2010 Won
Hollywood Film Award
Actress of the Year
2004 Won
Hollywood Film Award
Actress of the Year
Being Julia (2004)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 Nominated
ICP Award
Best Lead Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
9th place.

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2011 Nominated
IFC Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Irish Film and Television Awards

2011 Won
IFTA Award
Best International Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2011 Nominated
IOMA
Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2010 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Nominated
Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2011 Won
ALFS Award
Actress of the Year
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2005 Nominated
ALFS Award
Actress of the Year
Being Julia (2004)
2000 Won
ALFS Award
Actress of the Year
American Beauty (1999)
1992 Won
ALFS Award
Newcomer of the Year
The Grifters (1990)
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Regarding Henry (1991)
Valmont (1989)
Postcards from the Edge (1990)

MTV Movie Awards

1992 Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Kiss
Bugsy (1991)
Shared with:

National Board of Review, USA

2004 Won
NBR Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2017 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
Tied with Sandra Hüller for Toni Erdmann (2016) in second place.
2011 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
1991 Won
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Grifters (1990)

Nevada Film Critics Society

2016 Won
NFCS Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2010 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2004 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)

New York Women in Film & Television

2000 Won
Muse Award

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2017 Nominated
NCFCA Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2011 3rd place
NTFCA Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Online Film & Television Association

2011 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2006 Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Mrs. Harris (2005)
2000 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2011 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2000 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2017 Won
Career Achievement Award

"Throughout her career Annette Bening has brought to the screen many memorable performances ... More

"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."

2000 Won
Desert Palm Achievement Award

Phoenix Critics Circle

2016 Nominated
PCC Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Best Ensemble Acting
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:

Prism Awards

2007 Nominated
Prism Award
Performance in a TV-Movie
Mrs. Harris (2005)

Razzie Awards

2009 Nominated
Razzie Award
Worst Actress
The Women (2008)
Shared with:

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
1999 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)

San Diego Film Festival

2016 Won
Gregory Peck Award

San Diego International Film Festival

2016 Won
Festival Award
Gregory Peck Award

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)

San Francisco International Film Festival

1997 Won
Peter J. Owens Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2004 Won
Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2011 Won
American Riviera Award
2005 Won
Montecito Award
Being Julia (2004)

Satellite Awards

2016 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture
20th Century Women (2016)
2010 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
2006 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Running with Scissors (2006)
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Mrs. Harris (2005)
2005 Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Being Julia (2004)
2004 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Open Range (2003)
2000 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
American Beauty (1999)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2011 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:
2007 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Mrs. Harris (2005)
2005 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Being Julia (2004)
2000 Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
American Beauty (1999)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture
American Beauty (1999)
Shared with:

ShoWest Convention, USA

2000 Won
ShoWest Award
Female Star of the Year

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)
2000 3rd place
SEFCA Award
Best Actress
American Beauty (1999)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2006 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Actress
Running with Scissors (2006)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2011 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
3rd place.
2010 Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
8th place. Tied with Sylvie Testud for Lourdes (2009).

Walk of Fame

2006 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 19 November 2006. At 6927 Hollywood Blvd.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Actress
20th Century Women (2016)
2010 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Best Acting Ensemble
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Shared with:
2004 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Actress
Being Julia (2004)

Western Heritage Awards

2004 Won
Bronze Wrangler
Theatrical Motion Picture
Open Range (2003)
Shared with:

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
For taking on roles that go against the grain of conventional female 'objective' beauty.
Nominated
Courage in Acting Award
20th Century Women (2016)
2013 Won
WFCC Award
Women's Work/Best Ensemble
Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Shared with:
2010 Won
WFCC Award
Best Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Best Comedic Actress
The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Women in Film Crystal Awards

2011 Won
Crystal Award

Women's Image Network Awards

2014 Nominated
WIN Award
Actress Feature Film
The Face of Love (2013)

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