Nicole Kidman to receive top film award
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Kidman will be the first Australian actress to receive an AFI award.
Australian actress Nicole Kidman, 55, who made a head-turning career in Hollywood, will receive the AFI's Life Achievement Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be the first Australian to receive the award, according to Variety.
The prize will be presented to Oscar-winning Nicole on June 10, 2023 at a special ceremony in Los Angeles.
The Institute's award, awarded by the AFI Board of Trustees, along with the Oscar, is one of the film industry's highest awards.
Kidman announced the honor to her subscriber on the social network.
“”What an honor! Thanks to the American Film Institute. And to everyone who was part of this journey. See you in June,” she wrote.
AFI Chair, film producer Kathleen Kennedy, lauded Nicole as she made her official announcement.
“Nicole Kidman has captivated for decades with her bold artistry and glamor as a screen icon,” she said.Kidman will be the 49th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. Previous winners include such heavyweights of world cinema as Jane Fonda, George Clooney, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep.
In almost 40 years of her career, Nicole managed to work with the most famous directors of the era, including Stanley Kubrick, George Miller, Sofia Coppola, Jane Campion, Sydney Pollack and Lars von Trier.
Her awards include six Golden Globes, one BAFTA, two Primetime Emmys and an Academy Award for Best Actress in The Hours in 2003.