Annette Bening
(© David Gordon)
Annette Bening
(© David Gordon)
A.C.T. graduates Elizabeth Banks and Annette Bening will be honored at the theater's Conservatory Awards luncheon, to be held at San Francisco's Westin St. Francis Hotel on Tuesday, January 24.

Bening, a four-time Oscar nominee, will receive The Edward Hastings Career Achievement Award, while Emmy nominee Elizabeth Banks will receive The Rising Star Award.

In addition, A.C.T. will honor A Noise Within founders Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott with the Contributions to the Field Award; philanthropists Frannie and the late Mort Fleishhacker with The Benefactor Award; and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, which has set up a multi-year scholarship fund for the M.F.A. Program, with The Champion Award.

The event will support M.F.A. scholarships while bringing together a group of like-minded supporters of the Conservatory to celebrate A.C.T.'s accomplishments with award winners and with current M.F.A. Program students.

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