Nicole Kidman to be honoured at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman to be honoured at Hollywood Film Awards

Nicole Kidman will be honoured with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards.

The 51-year-old actress has been chosen for the honour thanks to the "versatility" of her performances and her support of independent filmmakers, in particular women.

Organisers said: "Her selection for this award is a tribute to the versatility of her performances over the years, with characters as diverse and extraordinary as an aspiring television personality with a dark motive in Gus Van Zant's 'To Die For' to the iconic and complicated Virginia Woolf in 'The Hours'; from a wife who, with her husband, embarks on an odyssey of sexual and moral discovery in Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' to Satine, the singing and dancing courtesan in Baz Luhrmann's 'Moulin Rouge!'; and from the unguarded adoptive mother of an orphan boy longing to help others in need in Garth Davis' 'Lion' to a woman on the run who pays a huge price to be hidden in Lars von Triers' controversial and thrilling 'Dogville'.

"With three films coming out before the end of this year, Kidman has already received praise for her transformative performance in Karyn Kusama's 'Destroyer' and in Joel Edgerton's 'Boy Erased'.

"In addition to her chameleonic performances, Kidman is also being recognised for her career-long support of independent filmmakers, particularly women. Through her production company, Blossom Films, she has taken this to a new level.

"Among the many projects she has produced, last year's 'Big Little Lies' was a phenomenon that entered not only the cultural, but the social zeitgeist."

The Hollywood Film Awards take place at California's Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 4.

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