The award shall be introduced to Kidman at a gala tribute on June 10 on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. She is the 49th particular person and first Australian to obtain this honor.
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“Nicole Kidman has enchanted audiences for decades with the daring of her artistry and the glamour of a screen icon,” mentioned Kathleen Kennedy, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. “She is a force both brave in her choices and bold in each performance. AFI is honored to present her with the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award.”
The 55-year-old is broadly thought of among the best actors of her technology. She’s a embellished performer, successful an Oscar for “The Hours” and incomes nominations for “Moulin Rouge,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Lion” and “Being the Ricardos.” Kidman additionally has two Emmys for “Big Little Lies” and a Golden Globe nod for “The Undoing.” Her different standout movie roles embody “Eyes Wide Shut,” “Dogville,” “Australia” and the beloved household journey “Paddington.”
Over the course of her profession, she’s seamlessly transitioned between indies and blockbusters whereas working with esteemed filmmakers like Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Lars von Trier and Stanley Kubrick.
In theater, Kidman made her London stage debut in 1998’s manufacturing of “The Blue Room” with Iain Glen, a contemporary adaptation of Schnitzler’s “La Ronde.” For her efficiency, Kidman gained London’s Evening Standard Award and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. In 2015, Kidman returned to the West End stage in Anna Ziegler’s “Photograph 51.”
More not too long ago, she appeared in director Robert Eggers’ Viking drama “The Northman” and the HBO miniseries “Nine Perfect Strangers.” She’s additionally been immortalized in AMC Theatres’ now-famous advert that waxes poetic in regards to the “magic” of the flicks and that “indescribable feeling we get when the lights begin to dim and we go somewhere we’ve never been before.” C’mon, the remainder… “Somehow, heartbreak feels good in a place like this.”
Beyond her display screen work, Kidman is keen about humanitarian efforts. For nearly 20 years, she’s served as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. And alongside along with her husband, Keith Urban, she has helped increase tens of millions for the Stanford Women’s Cancer Program, which researches the causes, therapy, prevention and eventual treatment of girls’s most cancers.
The checklist of presenters hasn’t been introduced, although the occasion’s organizers collect A-list mates and collaborators to assist toast the evening’s visitor of honor. Carol Burnett, Cynthia Erivo and Steve Carell helped rhapsodize in regards to the magic of this 12 months’s honoree Julie Andrews, whereas in 2019, Julia Roberts, Chadwick Boseman and Jamie Foxx spoke in regards to the appeal of Denzel Washington.
Other honorees have included George Clooney, John Williams, Jane Fonda and Mel Brooks. John Ford was the primary recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, which was established in 1973.
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