Annette Bening to be Honored at San Diego Film Festival
- The San Diego International Film Festival has selected Annette Bening as the recipient of the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema, Variety has learned exclusively.
The award will be presented Sept, 29 at the festival’s Night of the Stars Tribute at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California. The festival is in its 15th year, and will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. Bening will next be seen on screen in Mike Mills’ family drama “20th Century Women,” in Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and in Warren Beatty’s Howard Hughes biopic “Rules Don’t Apply.” Bening has been nominated for Academy Awards for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right.” “Annette Bening has captivated audiences for years with her spectacular performances, and now we couldn’t be more excited to honor her this year with the Gregory Peck Award,” said Tonya Mantooth, the festival’s executive and artistic director.