Annette Bening to Receive Tribute at Palm Springs Film Fest

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Annette Bening

The '20th Century Women' actress will be honored with the Career Achievement Award at the Jan. 2 gala.

Annette Bening is hitting Palm Springs.

The 20th Century Women star will receive the Palm Springs International Film Festival's Career Achievement Award, it was announced Tuesday. Mary Hart will host the annual awards gala, which will be held Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, and also honor Sully's Tom Hanks, Loving's Ruth Negga, Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck, Lion's Nicole Kidman, Arrival's Amy Adams and the casts of Hidden Figures and La La Land.

Set in Santa Barbara in 1979, Mike Mills' coming-of-age tale centers on three women who teach a young boy (Lucas Jade Zumann) about girls, life and love. Led by Bening, the ensemble cast also features Greta Gerwig, Elle Faning and Billy Crudup.

Past recipients of the honor include Glenn Close, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson and Lynn Redgrave.

"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."

The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is set to run Jan. 2-16.