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Annette Bening Named President of Venice Film Fest Jury, Is the 4th Woman to Hold Position

5 July 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

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Annette Bening is doing her herstory-making “20th Century Women” character proud: The actress has been named as the President of the 74th Venice Film Festival. According to Deadline, the four-time Oscar nominee will be the fest’s first female prez since French actress Catherine Deneuve held the role in 2006 — over 10 years ago. A total of four women have ever served as President at Venice. Chinese actress Gong Li and New Zealand writer-director Jane Campion served in 2002 and 1997, respectively.

Fest director Alberto Barbera didn’t shy away from addressing the fact that Presidents have been overwhelmingly male at Venice. “It was time to break with a long list of male presidents and invite a brilliant, talented, and inspiring woman to chair our International competition jury,” he acknowledged.

Of the new President, Barbera said, “I am extremely happy that Annette Bening has accepted this role, which she will carry out by virtue of her stature, her intellect, and the talents she has manifested over the course of her career, in Hollywood, Europe, and on the stage. Hers is a career marked by always interesting, often daring choices. A sophisticated and instinctive actress, able to portray complex shadings of character, Annette Bening brings to her roles an understating, a warmth, and a natural elegance that makes watching her films a wonderful and ever enriching experience,” he observed.

Bening earned Oscar nods for “The Kids Are All Right,” “Being Julia,” “American Beauty,” and “The Grifters.” She was last seen in “20th Century Women,” a critically acclaimed dramedy set in 1979. Bening portrayed a single mother who enlists the help of her photographer tenant (Greta Gerwig) and a precocious teen (Elle Fanning) to provide guidance to her teenage son. Bening’s character is an aspiring pilot who ends up being the first woman to work in the Continental Can Company drafting room.

“I’m honored to be asked to serve as the President of the jury for this year’s Venice Film Festival,” commented Bening. “I look forward to seeing the movies and working with my fellow jury members to celebrate the best of this year’s cinema from all over the world.”

The jury determines the winner of the fest’s Golden Lion for best film as well as the other main prizes, such as the Silver Lion for best director. The 2017 Venice Film Festival runs from August 30 to September 9.

Bening is set to star in an upcoming installment of FX’s “American Crime Story.” She’ll portray Kathleen Blanco, the governor of Louisiana who served during and after Katrina. At least 1,245 people died in the tragedy, making it one of the deadliest hurricanes in U.S. history.

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Annette Bening Named President of Venice International Jury

5 July 2017 2:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia, American Beauty, Bugsy) will head up the international competition jury of the upcoming Venice International Film Festival. 

Bening has been nominated for an Academy Award four times. Over her 30-year career in the industry, she has won two Golden Globes, a SAG Award and a BAFTA Award, among other honors. She recently appeared in a critically acclaimed performance in Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. Her upcoming films include Michael Mayer's The Seagull, Paul McGuigan's Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool and Dan Fogelman's Life Itself

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Annette Bening to Head Venice Film Festival Jury

5 July 2017 2:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Actress Annette Bening will preside over the jury of the upcoming 74th Venice Film Festival, ending an 11-year succession of male jury chiefs on the Lido.

“It was time to break with a long list of male presidents and invite a brilliant talented and inspiring woman to chair our international competition jury,” Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera said in a statement.

“I am extremely happy that Annette Bening has accepted this role, which she will carry out by virtue of her stature, her intellect and the talents she has manifested over the course of her career, in Hollywood, Europe and on the stage,” Barbera added.

The last time a woman headed the Venice fest jury was in 2006, when French actress Catherine Deneuve oversaw the panel. Bening is the sixth woman jury president of the world’s oldest film festival. Gong Li headed the Lido jury in 2002; Jane Campion in 1997; Suso Cecchi D’Amico in 1980, and Sabine Azéma »

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Win 20th Century Women on DVD

26 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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To mark the release of 20th Century Women on 26th June, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Set in Santa Barbara in the late 1970’s, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening: American Beauty, The American President, Being Julia, The Kids Are Alright), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.

Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing; Abbie (Greta Gerwig: Jackie, The Mindy Project), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning: Maleficent, Super 8, Young Ones), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour.

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Win a copy of the superb ’20th Century Women’ on DVD

23 June 2017 2:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Coming to the DVD and Blu-ray home formats on 26th June, and available now on Digital Download is the brilliant drama 20th Century Women, and to coincide with the release we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.

Academy Award® Director Mike Mills (Beginners) brings us a richly multilayered, heart-stirring and funny celebration of the complexities of women and family as 20th Century Women arrives on DVD 26th June and on Digital Download from 19th June 2017, courtesy of Entertainmet One.

Set in Santa Barbara in the late 1970’s, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening: American Beauty, The American President, Being Julia, The Kids Are Alright), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent  son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.

Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing; Abbie (Greta Gerwig: Jackie, The Mindy Project), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning: Maleficent, Super 8, Young Ones), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour.

We have three copies of the film to give away on DVD, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is fill in the console below.

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The competition will close on Saturday 15th July. The first three names picked at random will win a DVD each. The editor’s decision is final and there are no cash alternatives. Good luck.

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Giveaway: Win Mike Mills’ ’20th Century Women’ on Blu-ray

30 March 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

One of our favorite films of last year, Mike Mills‘ emotional, warm-hearted drama 20th Century Women, arrives on Blu-ray this week. We’ve teamed with Lionsgate to give away five copies to our readers. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Sunday, April 2nd.

To enter, do the first three steps and then each additional one counts as another entry into the contest.

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the 20th Century Women Blu-ray

28 March 2017 1:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Golden Globe winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Bening), 20th Century Women is a cinematic love letter to the people who raise us and the times that shape us. The true-to-life story inspired by acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills’s (Beginners) mother also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Lucas Jade Zumann (Sinister 2), and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous). Theatrically released by A24 and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the “impressive and moving” (The Playlist) celebration of family, womanhood, love, and freedom is a must-see film for all generations.

Now, you can own the 20th Century Women Blu-ray. Wamg has four copies to give away. »

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20th Century Women – Starring Annette Bening and Greta Gerwig on Blu-ray and DVD March 28th

15 March 2017 8:54 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Golden Globe winner Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia) stars in the transformative and insightful film, 20th Century Women, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate. Oscar-nominated for Best Original Screenplay and nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Bening), 20th Century Women is a cinematic love letter to the people who raise us and the times that shape us. The true-to-life story inspired by acclaimed writer/director Mike Mills’s (Beginners) mother also stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Lucas Jade Zumann (Sinister 2), and Billy Crudup (Almost Famous). Theatrically released by A24 and Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the “impressive and moving” (The Playlist) celebration of family, womanhood, love, and freedom is a must-see film for all generations.

Set in 1979 Santa Barbara, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea (Bening), a »

- Tom Stockman

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Annette Bening Joins Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde in Dan Fogelman’s ‘Life, Itself’

13 March 2017 3:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annette Bening has joined Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde in the romantic drama “Life, Itself.”

This Is Us” creator and “Crazy, Stupid, Love” writer Dan Fogelman is directing from his own script.

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Annette Bening Cast in FX’s ‘Katrina: American Crime Story

FilmNation Entertainment and Temple Hill are producing the multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades — from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside. Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, and Alex Monner also star. Principal photography is beginning in New York City and will continue in Spain in May.

FilmNation will fully finance, produce, and handle international sales for the film. Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce with FilmNation, along with Fogelman. Wme Global will handle the U.S. sale on behalf of FilmNation.

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Annette Bening to Star in FX’s Next ‘American Crime Story’ Installment, ‘Katrina’

6 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Annette Bening has signed on to star in “Katrina: American Crime Story,” the next installment in Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series.

Bening will play Kathleen Blanco, who was Governor of Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina, in the limited-run series from Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

Read More: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Atlanta’ Delays: Why FX Hits Sometimes Go On Long Hiatuses

FX announced last month that “Katrina,” which is the follow-up to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” won’t be ready until 2018. That’s to allow producers more time to craft the story; but the delay was also attributed to Hurricane season-related insurance issues.

Production on the series’ third installment, about the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, will actually take place before “Katrina.” That will allow FX to air both editions within six months of each other in 2018, and perhaps put the »

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Annette Bening to Star in FX’s Next ‘American Crime Story’ Installment, ‘Katrina’

6 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Annette Bening has signed on to star in “Katrina: American Crime Story,” the next installment in Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series.

Bening will play Kathleen Blanco, who was Governor of Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina, in the limited-run series from Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

Read More: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Atlanta’ Delays: Why FX Hits Sometimes Go On Long Hiatuses

FX announced last month that “Katrina,” which is the follow-up to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” won’t be ready until 2018. That’s to allow producers more time to craft the story; but the delay was also attributed to Hurricane season-related insurance issues.

Production on the series’ third installment, about the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, will actually take place before “Katrina.” That will allow FX to air both editions within six months of each other in 2018, and perhaps put the »

- Michael Schneider

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Annette Bening's Oscar Nominated Roles

12 January 2017 7:14 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Annette Bening's Oscar Nominated RolesAnnette Bening's Oscar Nominated RolesAdriana Floridia1/12/2017 10:14:00 Am

Annette Bening is one of our greatest working actors, and the Academy has surely recognized that. She's been nominated for four Oscars, three for Best Actress in a Leading Role and one for her supporting work in 1990's The Grifters. Despite these accolades, she has yet to take home the gold.

This year, she is again an Oscar front-runner for her performance in Mike Mills' 20th Century Women. Another semi-autobiographical film from the director (his 2011 feature Beginners was based on his real experiences with his father, and Christopher Plummer won the Oscar for his portrayal), this time Mills is paying tribute to his mom. Annette is filling big shoes, playing a character inspired by the director's mother, and Mills' has even said that Annette in a sense is like his mom now, as he has »

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Exclusive: Casey Affleck and Annette Bening to Present at 2017 Golden Globes

5 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 2017 Golden Globes is sure to be a star-studded affair.

Casey Affleck, Pierce Brosnan, Ben Foster and Annette Bening will join Amy Schumer, Eddie Redmayne and more stars as presenters at the event, Et has exclusively learned.

Related: Amy Schumer and Eddie Redmayne to Present at the 2017 Golden Globes

Affleck is nominated this year for Best Actor in a Drama Motion Picture for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while Brosnan and Bening are both former nominees. Bening won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 2011 for The Kids Are All Right, and in 2005 for Being Julia.

Affleck, Brosnan, Foster and Bening will also be joined on stage by Sylvester Stallone's three daughters, Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14, who were named Miss Golden Globe 2017 by the Hollywood Press Association.

Et caught up with the girls on Wednesday, who dished all about their preparations for the big day.

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