Alum Annette Bening Explores Motherhood, Mood Swings in Latest Gem, '20th Century Women''

Friday, January 13, 2017
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER -- For her tenacious and downright beautiful performance in “20th Century Women,” Bening was nominated for a best actress Golden Globe (Emma Stone won, for “La La Land,” last Sunday), Gotham Award and Independent Spirit Award. Be very surprised if she doesn’t likewise nab a best actress nomination when the 2017 Academy Award contenders are announced January 24. Bening was a theatre major at San Francisco State University during the time “20th Century Women” takes place. “I moved to San Francisco in 1978, and that was the fall when Dan White killed Harvey Milk and George Moscone,” she said. “Talk about a turning point in that city and that culture, my God! It just totally shifted everything. And then, of course, the next year AIDS hit. It was like a tsunami in that city.”