If there is a potential spoiler in the event that Natalie Portman and Emma Stone split the vote, it will surely be Annette Bening, whose career in Hollywood spans thirty years and who shows no signs of slowing down as an actress. In some ways, Bening is just beginning with a career she mostly put aside to raise her four kids, all of whom are now grown. Bening will be honored at the fest’s opening gala on January 2.
The Palms Springs fest sits smack dab in the middle of Oscar voting, as ballots are due on January 13. Voters have a short window, and usually during the holiday season, to vote and 20th Century Women i the kind of film a lot of them will no doubt be watching, remembering.
ANNETTE BENING TO RECEIVE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT 28th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA
Palm Springs, CA (December 13, 2016) – The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Annette Bening with the Career Achievement Award at its annual Film Awards Gala. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-16, 2017.
“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.”