Nicole Kidman To Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award
The American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award will be given to Nicole Kidman. The 49th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a lifetime in film, will be given to the 55-year-old actress to recognize her accomplishments to date in the industry.
“For many years, Nicole Kidman has mesmerized viewers with her artistic audacity and glitzy screen star status. She is a force who makes courageous decisions and displays boldness in every action. She will receive the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award, which is an honor “Kathleen Kennedy, the AFI Board of Trustees’ Chair, remarked.
The award will be given to Kidman, a five-time Academy Award nominee, at a Gala Tribute on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kidman will make history as the first Australian to receive the distinction.
In 2003, Kidman took home the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in “The Hours,” for which she also won the Silver Bear prize at the Berlin Film Festival. As well as playing Alice Harford in “Eyes Wide Shut,” Satine in “Moulin Rouge,” and Grace Margaret Mulligan in “Dogville,” she has gained recognition for these roles.
In 2006, the actress was given the Companion of the Order of Australia. In addition, the diva received the 70th Anniversary Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in recognition of her body of work and long association with the event.
Julie Andrews received the AFI Life Achievement Award in June, joining celebrities like George Clooney, Jane Fonda, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, and Morgan Freeman in receiving this honor.