With “Lion” now in limited release, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” 2002) might find herself back in the awards race once more. In the Garth Davis-directed film, she plays the adopted mother of Saroo (Dev Patel), who hopped onto the wrong train at age five in India and wound up being adopted and raised in Australia by Sue (Kidman) and her husband John (David Wenham). With the latest addition to Kidman’s distinguished film career, let’s take a look at some of her greatest roles with a new photo gallery (view above) featuring her greatest performances prior to this.
In addition to earning an Academy Award for “The Hours,” Kidman also received two other Best Actress nominations from the Academy — for “Moulin Rouge!” in 2001 and “Rabbit Hole” in 2010. Kidman is also a favorite with the Hollywood Foreign Press, garnering nine Golden Globe nominations for her film work that turned into three wins — for Best Comedy/Musical Actress in “To Die For” in 1995 and “Moulin Rouge!” in 2001, as well as a Best Drama Actress Globe for “The Hours” in 2002. Her other Globe nominations include Best Drama Actress nods for “The Others” (2001), “Cold Mountain” (2003), “Birth” (2004) and “Rabbit Hole” (2010). She also earned two Best Supporting Actress nominations for “Billy Bathgate” (1991) and “The Paperboy” (2012).
Kidman is also a six-time nominee for her film work by the Screen Actors Guild — three for being members of the cast ensembles for “Moulin Rouge!” (2001), “The Hours” (2002) and the musical “Nine” in 2009. In addition, Kidman has also garnered Best Actress SAG nominations for “The Hours and “Rabbit Hole,” as well as a supporting nod for “The Paperboy” in 2012.
Kidman’s award-winning and nominated work are included in our photo gallery, as well as a bonus film — her collaboration with former real-life husband Tom Cruise and legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick in the controversial “Eyes Wide Shut” in 1999. Tour our new photo gallery that looks back at all of those films. You won’t see her new movie “Lion” in this gallery, but it will certainly be added down the road.
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