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Nicole Kidman: Boy Erased and Destroyer – Hollywood Film Tribute

Nicole Kidman is a multi-award-winning actress known for her fearlessness and intelligence.

This is a tribute to the versatility of her performances over the years, with characters as diverse and extraordinary as an aspiring television personality with a dark motive in Gus Van Zant’s To Die For to the iconic and complicated Virginia Woolf in The Hours; from a wife who, with her husband, embarks on an odyssey of sexual and moral discovery in Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut to Satine, the singing and dancing courtesan in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!; and from the unguarded adoptive mother of an orphan boy longing to help others in need in Garth Davis’ Lion to a woman on the run who pays a huge price to be hidden in Lars von Triers’ controversial and thrilling Dogville.

Nicole Kidman, Shaiene Woodley, Keith Urban at HFAs with co-founders of Hollywood Film Awards, Janice Pennington and Carlos de Abreu

With three films coming out before the end of this year, Kidman has already received praise for her transformative performance in Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer and in Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased.

In addition to her chameleonic performances, Kidman is also being recognized for her career-long support of independent filmmakers, particularly women. Through her production company, Blossom Films, she has taken this to a new level. Among the many projects she has produced, last year’s Big Little Lies was a phenomenon that entered not only the cultural, but the social zeitgeist.


Nicole Kidman – Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman first came to the attention of American audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce’s riveting Australian psychological thriller DEAD CALM. Kidman has since become an internationally recognized actress known for her range, versatility and dedication to her craft.

In 2002, Kidman was honored with her first Oscar nomination for her performance in Baz Luhrmann’s innovative musical, MOULIN ROUGE! For that role, and her performance in writer/director Alejandro Amenabar’s psychological thriller, THE OTHERS, she received dual 2002 Golden Globe nominations, winning for Best Actress in a Musical. The following year, Kidman won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and a Berlin Silver Bear for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s THE HOURS. She has since been nominated for a total of four Academy Awards – winning one – 12 Golden Globes – winning four.

Kidman can be seen starring in Karyn Kusama’s DESTROYER, Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED, opposite Lucas Hedges and Russel Crowe, and James Wan’s AQUAMAN.

Most recently, Kidman gave an award-winning performance and produced the HBO limited series Big Little Lies, for which she received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award and SAG Award. Big Little Lies also received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for Outstanding Limited Series. Kidman’s production company, Blossom Films, which she created with Per Saari, recently completed production on the second season of Big Little Lies, directed by Andrea Arnold.

In 2018, Kidman and Blossom signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Under the agreement, she will develop theatrical and series content, the first of which being a new drama series, The Expatriates, based off the novel by Janice Y.K Lee. With their Big Little Lies co-producers Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea, Blossom Films is also adapting Liane Moriarty’s novel Truly Madly Guilty into a limited series. Kidman will also produce and star in Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers, to which Blossom Films and Papandrea’s Made Up Stories acquired the rights for a film or TV series. Blossom’s next project is David E. Kelley’s limited series The Undoing, which will go into production in 2019 and star Kidman.

Kidman had four projects debut at Cannes Film Festival last year – Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl, Yorgos Lanthimos’ THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, Sofia Coppola’s THE BEGUILED and John Cameron Mitchell’s HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES. She will next be seen in THE UPSIDE and THE GOLDFINCH, a movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Kidman, who began her acting career in Australia, is the recipient of several awards, but one of her most rewarding roles has been her fearless work as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador since 2006. Her efforts are geared toward raising awareness about women’s rights around the world, with a focus on violence against women.

Photos Courtesy Focus Features, Annapurna Studios, Hollywood Film Awards

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