Annette Bening to be honoured at San Diego film festival

Los Angeles: Actress Annette Bening will receive the Gregory Peck Award for Excellence in Cinema, as chosen by the jury of the San Diego International Film Festival. The award will be presented to Bening on September 29 at the festival’s Night of the Stars tribute at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California, reports The festival is in its 15th year, and will be held from September 28 to October 2. Bening will next be seen on screen in family drama “20th Century Women”, in Michael Mayer’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s book “The Seagull” and in Howard Hughes biopic “Rules Don’t Apply”. “Annette Bening has captivated audiences for years with her spectacular performances, and now we couldn’t be more excited to honour her this year with the Gregory Peck Award,” said Tonya Mantooth, the festival’s Executive and Artistic Director. Bening has been nominated at Oscars for “The Grifters”, “American Beauty”, “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are All Right”.