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When Was Annette Bening At Her Best?
The Grifters
American Beauty
Being Julia
The Kids Are All Right
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    The Kids Are All Right is the best of her nominated performances. I would be fine with her beating Swank round one.

    Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)

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    You guys really like the big theatrical actresses who are not really worth all  the attention they are getting (Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Annette Bening). But let’s see.

    The Grifters – Whoopi was winning and Bracco was on her trail. Bening was not really on anybody’s radar. I’ve seen the movie three times and appreciate Huston’s performances more and more. Bening I can’t hardly remember.

    American Beauty – I remember that up to the day of the Oscars, many people still predicted her to win. I can see why and then, I can also see how she lost. She is very over the top and chews the scenary masterly. I think this kind of acting is already pretty dated.

    Being Julia – I suppose this is where I would say she was at her best, but I am not nominating her. Already back then it felt like this movie’s only purpose was to get Bening an Oscar. The Academy started to getting tired of such attempts and her movie peaked too early.

    The Kids are all right – Bad movie, average performance. I’m starting to get this feeling that people really want to like her and her acting but in the end it’s a big brown bag full of hot air. There is just nothing. She gets good roles and doesn’t make as much as other actresses would have made out of those. 20th Century Women is another case in point here, or Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool. All great roles and she did the minimun with them.

    I can appreciate her performances in Bugsy and Mother and Child (and on good days when I feel nostalgic, I enjoy her in American Beauty) but that’s it.

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    Out of these four I’d go with Being Julia but Bugsy is my fav from her.

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    I prefer 20th Century Women to all her nominated performances. Of those, though, she was strongest in American Beauty.

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    The Grifters, but she’s great in everything.

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