Another red-carpet role-call for Kidman
SHE was 23 when she won a Silver Logie for her role in Bangkok Hilton. Now, two husbands, four children and an Oscar later, Nicole Kidman has reached the heights of the US television industry.
Kidman is nominated for an Emmy award for her role in Hemingway & Gellhorn, with the ceremony taking place tomorrow morning (Melbourne time) in Los Angeles.
”It’s particularly great to be acknowledged with such a fine group of actresses,” Kidman said.
”Another thing is it’s an acknowledgement of the production. We received so many Emmy nominations for Hemingway & Gellhorn, I think it was 15 – that’s an acknowledgement of the whole show,” she said.
In her category for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, the other nominees are Julianne Moore, who is the favourite for playing Sarah Palin in Game Change, Emma Thompson, Ashley Judd and Connie Britton.
The hype surrounding the US awards has given Kidman pause for reflection about her own television career. Few will forget BMX Bandits, but for Kidman the experiences that truly resonated were Australian miniseries including Vietnam and Bangkok Hilton.
”I’m not sure I remember the first time I appeared on television, but I certainly remember the impact that Vietnam had. There was something fantastic about those mini-series in Australia, they were 10 hours,” she said. ”It was the first time I was recognised on the street after that. I still remember it as one of the great experiences of my career.”
Kidman was due to fly back to the US from France for the Emmys. She has been based in Paris, preparing for her role as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco.
Judy Davis is also nominated for her role in Page Eight.
"I’d like to be wise. You have to go through a lot to get there, but I’m willing to go through a lot." - Nicole Kidman