11:41am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Annette Bening to Get Casting Society's Career Achievement Award
Annette Bening will receive the newly renamed Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement at the Casting Society of America’s 32nd annual Artios Awards on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton.
“We’re privileged and honored to have Annette as our recipient this year, which we renamed the Lynn Stalmaster Award to honor his achievements in the casting profession, which include the first honorary Academy Award ever given to a casting director at this year’s Governors Awards,” CSA president Richard Hicks said Wednesday in a statement. “She is an actress of great bravery and passion, and her work shows what’s possible when a remarkable actress meets the right opportunity. We are deeply grateful for her support to our community of casting directors throughout the years.”
Bening is a four-time Academy Award nominee for The Kids Are All Right, Being Julia, American Beauty and The Grifters; a two-time Golden Globe winner for Being Julia and The Kids Are All Right; and a BAFTA and SAG Award winner for best actress in American Beauty.
In 2016, she co-starred in Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply and played the lead in director Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women from A24, for which she has already been nominated for a Gotham and Independent Spirit Award for best actress.
Also during CSA’s Los Angeles awards ceremony, casting director Nina Gold will receive the Hoyt Bowers Award, while at the same-day New York ceremony, The Public Theater will receive the also renamed Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award.