Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman

Blossom Films Producer, actor, co-founder

Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG, and Emmy Award winner Nicole Kidman first came to the attention of American audiences with her critically acclaimed performance in Phillip Noyce’s riveting 1989 Australian psychological thriller Dead Calm. Kidman has since become an internationally recognized, award-winning actress and producer known for her range and versatility.

In 2003, Kidman won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, for which she also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. She has also been honored with Academy Award nominations for her performances in Baz Luhrmann’s innovative musical, Moulin Rouge!, John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole, Garth Davis’ Lion, and Aaron Sorkin’s Being The Ricardos. Kidman also served as a producer on Rabbit Hole, the first feature film produced under her production company, Blossom Films.

Kidman took home her first Golden Globe for her performance in Gus Van Sant’s To Die For. Her next Golden Globe came in 2002 when she was nominated for both Best Actress in a Musical for Moulin Rouge! and Best Actress in a Drama for Alejandro Amenabar’s psychological thriller, The Others, winning for Best Actress in a Musical. Most recently, Kidman took home the Golden Globe for her performance as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Being The Ricardos. She has also received Golden Globe nominations for the films Billy Bathgate, Cold Mountain, Birth, Rabbit Hole, The Paperboy, Lion, and Destroyer.

Her other feature credits include Eyes Wide Shut, Nine, Killing of a Sacred Deer, Beguiled, Boy Erased, Aquaman, Bombshell, and The Prom. In 2021, Kidman earned a Golden Globe, and Academy Award, SAG, and Critics Choice Award nominations for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Being The Ricardos, starring opposite Javier Bardem. Kidman is most recently seen in Robert Eggers’ The Northman opposite Alexander Skarsgard. Kidman will next be seen in the upcoming romantic comedy for Netflix, A Family Affair, in which she is starring opposite Zac Efron and Joey King, and she has recently wrapped production on thriller film Holland, Michigan for Amazon Prime Video.

In television, Kidman starred in HBO’s Hemingway And Gellhorn alongside Clive Owen in 2012 (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations). In 2017, Kidman returned to the small screen with the limited series Big Little Lies alongside Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley for HBO, co-executive produced by Blossom Films. Kidman received Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Celeste. Big Little Lies also received an Emmy Award, Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award for Outstanding Limited Series. The second season of the series premiered in June 2019.

In 2021, Nicole was nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in HBO’s The Undoing opposite Hugh Grant, where she also received recognition for her role as an executive producer on the series along with her Blossom Films, nominated for a PGA Award in the category Outstanding Producer of a Limited Series. Kidman released two limited series, Nine Perfect Strangers and Roar, on which she also served as co-executive producer along with her Blossom Films, in 2021, and 2022, respectively. Kidman can most recently be seen in Paramount+ original series Special Ops: Lioness, on which she executive produced and appeared opposite Zoe Saldana, and recently wrapped production on upcoming Netflix series The Perfect Couple, which she executive produces and stars in opposite Liev Schreiber and Dakota Fanning. She is also in pre-production for “The Perfect Nanny” where she will star alongside Maya Erskine for an HBO limited series adaptation of the novel with the same name. Next, Kidman will be seen in Expats, an upcoming drama series for Amazon Prime Video on which she also executive produces, which will be premiering at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival.

In theatre, Kidman made a highly-lauded London stage debut in the fall of 1998, starring with Iain Glen in The Blue Room, David Hare’s modern adaptation of Schnitzler’s La Ronde. For her performance, Kidman won London’s Evening Standard Award and was nominated in the Best Actress category for a Laurence Olivier Award. In 2015, Kidman was seen on the West End stage in Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51, for which she received a London’s Evening Standard Award.

In addition to acting and producing, Kidman announced her partnership with Vegamour in May of 2022, joining the Los Angeles-based wellness hair care company as an investor and its Wellness Advocate.

In January of 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia’s highest honour, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She was also named, and continues to serve, as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women. Along with her husband, Keith Urban, she has helped raise millions over the years for the Women’s Cancer Program which is a world-renowned centre for research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure of women’s cancer. In 2017, the Cannes Film Festival honoured Kidman with a special award for her body of work and longstanding history with the festival. She is one of only eight people to ever receive this honour in the 70-year history of the festival. In 2022, it was announced that Kidman would be the 49th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, their highest honour for a career in film.

Related Sessions

Featured Session: Nicole Kidman & Per Saari in Conversation - Spotlight on Blossom Films

THU, OCT 19, 11:00 AM
Conference
An industry showcase with award-winning producers and founders Nicole Kidman and Per Saari – Presented by Australians In Film and Screen Australia. From their debut project, John Cameron Mitchell’s Rabbit Hole in 2010 to the Emmy award winning Big Little Lies, directed by the late Jean Marc Vallée, to the upcoming Lulu Wang series Expats, Blossom Films’ founders have always passionately championed cutting-edge filmmakers. In this exclusive conversation, Kidman and Saari discuss their approach to working with some of the world’s best visionary filmmakers, what they look for in creative partners, their future slate of Australian projects including the adaptation of Liane Moriarty's The Last Anniversary and the process of getting their most recent limited series Love and Death (HBO 2023) to the screen.
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