Annette Bening is set to receive yet another honor. Variety reports that The Museum of the Moving Image is paying tribute to the “20th Century Women” star at its 31st annual Salute. Set to be held December 13 in New York, the event will feature an award presentation with clips from Bening’s 30-year career. Friends and colleagues of the four-time Oscar nominee will introduce the footage.
Previous honorees include Julianne Moore and Goldie Hawn.
“On screen, stage, and television, Annette Bening is one of America’s finest living actresses,” said Michael Barker, co-chairman of the Museum’s board of trustees. “From her Broadway debut in Tina Howe’s ‘Coastal Disturbances’ to her emotionally complex performance last year in ‘20th Century Women’ and now as movie star Gloria Grahame in the upcoming ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,’ her stunning range as an actress has always been staggering and uncompromising. We at the Museum of the Moving Image have wanted to honor her for some time but there is no question in our minds that this is so obviously her moment.”
Bening has received a number of honors throughout the past couple of years, including a tribute at AFI Fest 2016, the 2017 Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and a BAFTA career retrospective last month in London. She’s earning raves — and Oscar buzz — for her role in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” set to bow December 29. She previously earned nods for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia,” and “The Kids Are All Right.”
“I’m always trying to get out of clichés of portraits of women,” Bening has said. She explained, “[I’m] uninterested [in] idealizing women [because] that’s so boring.”
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