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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