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Nicole Kidman Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Nicole Kidman Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Nicole Kidman picks up the top honor during the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival held at the Arlington Theater on Saturday (February 5) in Santa Barbara, California.

The 43-year-old Aussie actress received the Cinema Vanguard Award, which honors someone who takes artistic risks and has made a significant contribution to film.

Nic said, “I suppose that’s in my blood. I don’t even see it as taking a risk, I just see it as staying true to my heart and instinct.”

FYI: Nicole wore a Nina Ricci dress, Pierre Hardy shoes, Fred Leighton earrings, and a Prada clutch.

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82 Responses to “Nicole Kidman Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival”

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  1. 1
    Moh123 Says:

    Wow she deserve this she is the best actress ever

  2. 2
    Jean Says:

    well deserved! i remember stephen daldry, director of The Hours, speaking about the depth of her commitment to artistic integrity, glad she is being recognized. Congrats, Nicole.

  3. 3
    maria Says:

    omg her top lip is disgusting.

  4. 4
    Carly Says:

    how is she an actress? what a joke. her face is frozen. she can’t emote.

  5. 5
    00000000 Says:

    her face looks freshly botoxed.

  6. 6
    closer Says:

    @Carly: you’re right however she is still one of the best actresses of this generation. as a fair skinned ginger i can say aging is pretty hard on us, cut us some slack :)

  7. 7
    22 Says:

    @Jean: She herself at the oscar round table was talking about renting out a cottage and living there for 6 weeks during and before the process of filming.

  8. 8
    window Says:

    she is SUCH a sweetheart there is nothing bad to say about her character.

  9. 9
    TIM GUNN Says:

    Simply radiates happiness.

  10. 10
    Nat Says:

    Natalie Portman will win this year’s Oscar for best actress in a leading category over Nicole

  11. 11
    Jokergurl Says:

    I’ve always liked Nicole Kidman, she’s talented, gracious and a classy, lovely lady, congratulations!

  12. 12
    mary` Says:

    Carly@ 02/06/2011 at 12:41 am

    Nicole is an oscar winning actress. she’s been nominated for a second and i would be willing to bet that if it wasn’t for natalie portman she could very well win again. you, however, could never hope to achieve even one tenth of what nicole has accomplished.

  13. 13
    Congrats! Says:

    Well deserved honor for Nicole! She is a model for anyone that wants to be a true actress, not a celebrity. And she gets thanks for recommending Breaking The Waves. We finally watched it this weekend and my God what a movie. If you like Nicole’s more independent movies you’ll like Breaking The Waves.

  14. 14
    Pica Says:

    @Nat: You’re right. Natalie WILL win. Rabbit Hole didn’t have all the artsy fartsy direction and special effects of Black Swan. Nicoles performance was raw and perfect. Natalie had loads of help from the dancing, makeup. The dialogue in Black Swan was absolute crap.

  15. 15
    Couldn't agree with you more Says:

    When will more people come out and say the BS script was crap??? When you have to explain the entire plot of Swan Lake then you have nothing original or interesting. The Kids Are All Right, Rabbit Hole, Blue Valentine, True Grit, The Fighter all have superior writing. Black Swan is mutton dressed as lamb!

  16. 16
    ami Says:

    oh just ignore the haters. They posted the link on E ! so they can Hit and Run!

    Thats shows you just how stupid they are . Couple of lonely OLD bags playing their silly game.


  17. 17
    Sligo ^ __ ^ cute Says:

    So boring old woman vapid

  18. 18
    mary Says:

    WTG Nicole. Very nice honor!

    I agree Rabbit Hole was superior acting!

    Nice to see Nicole so happy in her life!

  19. 19
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    She wears pajamas??

  20. 20
    Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!! Says:

    Why? Hahahahah

  21. 21
    grace Says:

    Well deserved! Nicole has proven her talent many times over with movies like To Die For, Moulin Rouge, The Others, The Hours, Birth, Dogville, Cold Mountain, Rabbit Hole, and many others.

    Rabbit Hole is her 3rd Oscar nomination (nom for Moulin Rouge, win for The Hours) Her perf in Rabbit Hole was so genuine, raw, strong, and heartbreaking and if Natalie Portman wasnt in the race, I think Nicole would be the front runner. But if Natalie wins, I think she deserves it. Her role is so demanding and she delivered a legendary performance in Black Swan.

  22. 22
    Dieter Says:

    She deserves the Oscar for Rabbit Hole. I had a wank on seeing her buns on the threadmill !!!

  23. 23
    Jen Says:

    I think Nicole’s performance in Rabbit Hole is much better than her winning acting performance in The Hour, and i’m quite sure she’ll get her 2nd Oscar award if Natalie isn’t nominated:)

  24. 24
    Zoe Moon Says:

    She deserves all the accolades coming here way. She is such a great actress and woman. I am happy that she finally has everything she has ever dreamed of in her life.

  25. 25
    mervyn Says:

    Bwaahaaaaaa…stay true to my heart. Guess that is why she accepted contract marriage with TCruise. Of course it wasn’t because she wanted fame and fortune. Such a fake.

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