Actress: Annette Bening
Role: Nic in The Kids Are All Right
Synopsis: Two teenaged children conceived by artificial insemination get the notion to seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them.
Once the donor is found, the household will never be the same, as family ties are defined, re-defined, and then re-re-defined.
Previous Golden Globe Wins: Bening won a GG for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Being Julia.
Previous Golden Globe Nominations: She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Bugsy, American Beauty.
She has also picked up nods for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The American President and Running With Scissors.
Awards For Role: She has already won Best Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Award as well as the Hollywood Award.
Critics: “It’s a tour de force performance from the wine swilling Bening as moves from inviting to cold and compassionate to a down right bitch in a heart beat.” - FemaleFirst
“Best of all is Bening, capping even her performance in American Beauty, as a woman forced to face her partner's betrayal.” - Radio Times
“A witty, warm exploration of family life that's conventional and unconventional in equal measure.” - Empire Magazine
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw