Welcome to Nicole's Magic, a fansite for the spectacular spectacular Academy Award winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman. Nicole is one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation, and is known for her roles in Moulin Rouge, The Hours and To Die For, and has recently been seen in the controversial thrillers Stoker and The Paperboy.
Nicole's Magic is the largest and most comprehensive fansite for Nicole, and is dedicated to supporting her and her career. As of March 2013, Nicole's Magic is entering a new phase of its fansite life, now focussing on paying tribute to Nicole's career up to and including 2006. Read more about what this entails here, and how you can keep up to date with her current career here. Nicole is our favourite actress, and we feel that this way we can provide a highly extensive and worthy tribute to this incredible woman. Comments, suggestions, sparkling diamonds, elephant love medleys and contributions are always more than welcomed so please contact me if you have anything to say. Enjoy your visit, add us to your Favourites and come back again soon!
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Movie Of The Month
As part of a bi-monthly feature here at Nicole's Magic, each month we will be taking a look back at one of Nicole's films or acting projects. Nicole has an immense body of work behind her, and there's no better way to be reminded of her talent and how much we love her than immersing ourselves and taking an in depth look at those works.
"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself..."
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Congratulations Nicole and David Lindsay-Abaire for more award nominations!
The members of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists have nominated the following for the 2010 EDA Awards, which will be announced on January 10, 2011.
Best Screenplay, Adapted:
* 127 Hours – Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy
* Rabbit Hole – David Lindsay-Abaire
* The Social Network – Aaron Sorkin
* True Grit – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
* Winter’s Bone – Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
* Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
* Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
* Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
* Lesley Manville – Another Year
* Natalie Portman – Black Swan
* Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
- Thanks to Mara at our forum for the news, and awfj.org.
John Cameron Mitchell talks about not just Rabbit Hole, but also makes reference to Nicole doing The Danish Girl! Thanks to our forum member ‘thehours_fan’ for the heads-up about this article.
In Rabbit Hole, a little boy’s death tears his parents’ lives apart. Actor-turned-filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) connected deeply with the material — adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire from his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play — and won over star/producer Nicole Kidman, snagging his first high-profile, Hollywood feature-directing gig.
As close to a sure bet for an Oscar nomination as one can get, Kidman delivers a natural performance opposite an equally strong Aaron Eckhart. While somber in tone, Rabbit Hole’s wit-bitten dialogue, smart editing, alternating flashes of humor and explosive emotion, and excellent supporting actors — including Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest, and newcomer Miles Teller as the teenager who accidentally caused the child’s death — combine to make a memorable, compelling and entertaining new classic.
The stars of “Rabbit Hole,” Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, play mourning parents eight months removed from the death of their son, each so consumed by individual grief that neither is attuned to the other’s emotional and physical needs.
It is the kind of domestic melodrama Hollywood studios rarely make anymore, and perhaps the last man you would expect to direct it is John Cameron Mitchell, best known for 2001’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” his seminal comedy about a transsexual punk rocker, and the 2006 bohemians-in-heat drama “Shortbus.”
A versatile talent who made his acting debut in the 1984 TV movie “The Roommate,” Mitchell wrote the original screenplays for the films he directed.
Does “Rabbit Hole” — adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play — reflect a radical change in his professional approach?
I just came across these particularly nice reviews that I wanted to share with you. Remember, if you want to read more than just head on over to Google News and do a search – there are lots to read, and most of them seem to be good!!
Movie review: Kidman, Eckhart pull you into ‘Rabbit Hole’
There’s nothing worse than losing a child. It deadens you to the point where you feel like you can’t go on. The sadness is just too unbearable to allow it. Yet, somehow you do move forward, just like the grief-stricken couple at the heart of the beautifully rendered “Rabbit Hole.”
Even though they are played by actors as striking as Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, the Corbetts of Westchester County are as resolutely human as any couple scrambling to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
It is a remarkable shame that when this awards season is all said and done, only ten actresses will be left standing with Oscar nominations, and only two with actual Oscars. Because while last year at this time Kathryn Bigelow’s potential directing Oscar had the blogosphere declaring 2009 “the year of the female director,” it seems that 2010 has subsequently become the “year of the actress.” Just take a look at indieWIRE‘s year-end critic’s poll, where 10 of the top 13 “lead performances” come care of women.
If this year in cinema should be remembered for any one thing, it’s the incredible wealth of roles that have been bestowed upon actresses. It’s unfortunate that despite this, the year’s Oscar race seems heading for a mano-a-mano type showdown between two films that at their core are about the inter-personal relationships between men: “The Social Network” and “The King’s Speech.” And while it’s great that female-centric films like “Black Swan,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Winter’s Bone” seem headed for best picture nominations, and that the wildly deserving likes of “Swan”‘s Natalie Portman, “Kids”‘s Annette Bening, and “Bone”‘s Jennifer Lawrence are all very likely Oscar nominees, as are similarly worthy Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”), Michelle Williams (“Blue Valentine”), Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Jacki Weaver (“Animal Kingdom”), that still is a far cry from a full representation of how substantial 2010 was for the female actor – not just in America, but around the world. Though clearly it’s never going to happen, a one-year-only extension of the best actress category to ten nominees is not as silly an idea as one might think.
NICOLE Kidman sent Aaron Eckhart a text message to ask him if he wanted to star in her new movie Rabbit Hole.
The Batman star admits he was initially surprised to hear from the Aussie actress — but was delighted to take on the role.
“I’m not sure how that happens,” he said. “I’m still pretty naïve about that stuff. I don’t mean to be cynical about this, but I know that in most cases, a lot of names get discussed before they wind up at your name.
“In this case, I got a text that said that Nicole Kidman wanted to talk to me. I sent a text back: What did I do wrong?’
Nicole made her annual Christmas visit to the Sydney Children’s Hospital yesterday, to try to bring some joy to the kids staying there over the holidays. Nicole is a big supporter of the SCH, and has been visiting them at Christmas for many years now.
GOLDEN Globe nominee Nicole Kidman made a quiet visit to Sydney’s Children Hospital at Randwick yesterday.
The actress – tipped for an Oscar nod for soon-to-be-released drama Rabbit Hole – spent almost two hours with more than 30 sick kids.
“She is just so easy with the children and their parents … a real natural,” said Professor Les White from the hospital.
“She has done the same thing for seven years.”
Kidman, husband Keith Urban and daughter Sunday will spend Christmas at their US home.
Thanks to our forum member Emma, we have HQ photos from this semi-official appearance in our Gallery.