December 13, 2012 |
Nicole Kidman scored a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday for two divergent performances that showcase the Oscar winner's versatility and willingness to tackle challenging - even potentially degrading - roles in the name of drama. Drafting on her dual Screen Actors Guild award nominations Wednesday, Kidman scored a Golden Globe nod for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture for her turn as a hot-to-trot Southern belle in “The Paperboy” and one for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television portraying a war correspondent in the HBO biopic “Hemingway & Gellhorn.” In director Lee Daniels' “The Paperboy,” which divided critics when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and has grossed less than $700,000 at the box office, Kidman plays a sexed-up Southern Barbie with a beehive bouffant and a penchant for steamy correspondence with prison inmates.
December 12, 2012 |
Among the biggest surprises in the Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday morning was Nicole Kidman's best supporting actress nod for the little-seen movie “The Paperboy.” In the film, set in late-1960s Florida, Kidman plays Charlotte Bless, a mess of short skirts, tight pants, tall hair and smudgy eyeliner, who becomes involved in a dangerous romantic entanglement with a man jailed for murder (John Cusack). Kidman has long been notable for her bold choices in roles. But her trashy turn in “The Paperboy” seems particularly at odds with her image both as a fashion icon and a dedicated wife and mother living a quiet life outside Nashville.
July 19, 2012 |
Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were together for the lengthy three-and-a-half month San Francisco shoot for the HBO movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn," but on Emmy nomination morning they were worlds apart. Owen was vacationing in the English countryside with his family while Kidman was sweltering at home in the punishing heat of Nashville. Kidman, who was nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for playing journalist and wife of Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, wasn't expecting the call to tell her about the nomination.
December 20, 2012 |
Talk about a good week. On back-to-back days last week, Nicole Kidman received two nominations each from the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes. Both organizations cited her performance in the television movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn" opposite Clive Owen, but what caught many by surprise was the pair of supporting actress nominations she received for her role in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy. " The simmering noir film has been a point of controversy and conversation since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, with audiences buzzing over Kidman's fearless, bold performance as Charlotte Bless, a Florida woman who falls for a convicted murderer (John Cusack)
January 30, 2013 |
Nicole Kidman has been pushing in some unusual directions lately. But that adventurousness takes on an entirely new dimension in Chan-wook Park's “Stoker,” a movie focusing on an unstable woman who lives in a Gothic house (Kidman), her moody daughter (Mia Wasikowska) and her mysterious brother in-law (Matthew Goode), who shows up after her husband passes away. Kidman plays Evie, a woman who is hardly an ideal mother and may be overlooking or even enabling some pretty macabre behavior.
October 3, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- By his own admission, Lee Daniels sets out to "discombobulate" actors on set. But he made his star Nicole Kidman actively uncomfortable when he asked her to say the N-word during a scene in their new movie, the period melodrama "The Paperboy. " The polarizing film, about a journalist and a murder in 1970s Florida, is a simmering pot of race and class, with Kidman's Charlotte Bless a vixen who speaks her mind. In one scene, Daniels wanted her to aim an N-word at a black costar.