Nicole Kidman honoured with AFI Life Achievement Award

Nicole Kidman receives AFI Life Achievement Award

Nicole Kidman, the acclaimed Australian actress, has been awarded the prestigious American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, making her the first Australian actor to receive this honor.

The award was presented to her in a glamorous ceremony in Hollywood, where she was joined by fellow stars such as her husband, singer Keith Urban, and her Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon.

Dressed in a dazzling gold Balenciaga gown, Kidman expressed her gratitude to all the directors she has collaborated with throughout her career. She emphasized the privilege and joy of being able to create films and television shows with these storytellers who have allowed her to portray unconventional women and hone her craft.

During the ceremony, Kidman became emotional as her husband, Keith Urban, shared a heartfelt tribute to her resilience and unwavering support during his struggles with substance abuse. The couple, who have been married for 18 years, were joined by their two teenage daughters for the special occasion.

Notable Australian actors, including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Cate Blanchett, also paid tribute to Kidman through video messages, celebrating her groundbreaking achievements in the industry.

Kidman’s Hollywood journey began alongside Tom Cruise in the 1990 film Days Of Thunder, and she has since become a renowned actress with accolades such as an Oscar nomination for Moulin Rouge and a win for The Hours.

The American Film Institute Life Achievement Award is regarded as one of the highest honors in American cinema, with past recipients including iconic figures like Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and Martin Scorsese.

The event drew attention from celebrities like Zac Efron, who joined in celebrating Kidman’s outstanding contributions to the film industry.