Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Annette Bening Honored by Museum of Moving Image One Year After Hubby, Warren Beatty


Great news: Annette Bening is this year’s honoree from the Museum of the Moving Image on December 13th. Bening is in the Oscar race once again, this time for playing Gloria Grahame in “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” directed by Paul McGuigan. Bening is in a tight race with Saorise Ronan, Judi Dench, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone all in the mix.

Bening is getting her MMI Award one year after her husband, Warren Beatty, received the same honor. That’s a first, I think, for any Hollywood couple and an award. They each deserve it, certainly.

Bening does not have an Oscar, which is ridiculous. She’s come close with American Beauty, The Grifters, Being Julia, last year’s 20th Century Women and many other knockout performances. Her other films include Valmont, The American President, The Kids Are Alright, and Bugsy — to name a few. (Come to think of it, she could have won Oscars for any of those, too.) She’s also a theater rat and a big fan, having made her theatrical debut with a Tony nomination in “Coastal Disturbances.”

MMI sells tickets to this dinner (Event Associates at 212 245 6570). It’s one of the top events of the season. Get out to Astoria and see this museum– and see “Film Stars.” Gloria Grahame is smiling in heaven with Annette’s glorious performance!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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