Now that Nicole Kidman has nabbed Best Actress nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes, it’s clear that she’s got an Oscar bid locked up next. It’s also very possible that she can win — that’s what both Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) and I believe. Watch our video chat on the topic that will appear here at Gold Derby in the next few days.
Part of the reason Kidman is such a strong contender is because it’s a fireworks role that’s already a proven winner. Cynthia Nixon won the Tony Award for assuming the part on Broadway as a woman whose marriage is falling apart as she struggles to cope with the horror of her young son’s death.
“When you are in a place of grief there are things you cannot explain,” Kidman tells Gold Derby. “You do things and behave in ways that are illogical and come from some primal-based emotions …. It’s a small story but a huge film in terms of the emotions you’re dealing with. I think it’s a film that provides hope.”