Top Stories

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.

Like Just Jared on Facebook
nicole kidman santa barbara film festival 01
nicole kidman santa barbara film festival 02
nicole kidman santa barbara film festival 03
nicole kidman santa barbara film festival 04

Credit: Ray Mickshaw; Photos: Wireimage
Posted to: Nicole Kidman

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Miss California contestant suffers awful nip slip- US Weekly
  • Singer Sly Stone gets $5 million after winning lawsuit- TMZ
  • Did Lena Dunham get married in secret?- Gossip Cop
  • This principal's "Let It Go" snow parody is epic- Just Jared Jr
  • A Disney actor was charged with spying on women- Radar
  • The latest update on the Blink-182 situation- Huffington Post
  • Emile Hirsch allegedly assaults a woman- Lainey Gossip
  • A fan fave HBO show just got renewed- The Hollywood Reporter

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

  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.

  26. 26
    r Says:

    Jared you should band KAZ and Sligo because they are the same person just spamming useless crap on the comments board.

  27. 27
    Colleen Says:

    Someone with as large as feet like Kidman should not be wearing shoes like that. From the knees down, I’d swear I was looking at a tranny.

  28. 28
    Frozoid Says:

    Can’t act her way out of a bag.

    And she shows way too much gum when she smiles that plastic smile.


  29. 29
    mary Says:

    Time to haul out the pictures from the last thread!
    Then we can see who is who.

  30. 30
    Joy Says:

    Just hope & pray that once all of the awards hoopla is over that she goes home to those beautiful little girls & that wonderfully talented Keith & spends some long quality time with them. They grow up so fast & they are the greatest “award/reward/gift” anybody could hope to have. Whether she wins the statue or not she’s already received something priceless. Wishing them all every possible blessing & grace.

  31. 31
    moh123 Says:

    @Sligo ^ __ ^ cute: and you are an ass hole

  32. 32
    I_know_you! Says:


    That’s right mary, here we go again with their sick, nasty comments.

    And look at this ignorant comment from E! message board and that hag Mimosa:

    “Excuse me….but who would actually be screaming to see ol’ Granny Freeze? No one. Her PR team must’ve paid a few hundred out of work people to make noise when the limo pulled up. And yes…PR firms have been known to employ fake fans.
    Either that, or they were actually excited to see someone else…LOL!

    Of course…this could be an exaggerated story too….and there were only 3 crazies screaming at anybody and everybody who showed up. It’s not like this particular film festival is all that big of a deal. It’s not Cannes. ”

    Yeah right, they’ve paid all these people to show up with cameras & lights to photograph & interview Nicole, just for PR. Not that she’s an Oscar-winning actress that’s highly praised, or has fans that follow her life & career that showed up to catch a glimpse of her.

    Check this out for yourself to see all the “exaggerated, fake & paid” press & fans screaming…lol

  33. 33
    twpumpkin Says:

    Nicole deserves the Oscar this year for Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman will get it however. Black Swan was the worst movie. I wish people would vote based on the actual performance not the hype.

  34. 34
    Kathy Says:

    Did you check out those crazy people on the E link! ?

    Whoa, , now that is serious metal illness.

    Why would E! want that kind of trash on their site?

    That site must be in real trouble to promote that kind of thing?

  35. 35
    Too funny Says:


    When have we heard that before! According to them Nicole has paid every “fan” at a movie premiere, the “fans” lined up along her wedding day route, bought Keith awards, bought herself nominations, positive reviews, and entire venues of tickets for Keith’s concerts to get him on the highest grossing tour list. Because Keith can’t sell out a county fair.

    Those nutballs are delusional at best.

  36. 36
    Too funny Says:


    When have we heard that before! According to them Nicole has paid every “fan” at a movie premiere, the “fans” lined up along her wedding day route, bought Keith awards, bought herself nominations, positive reviews, and entire venues of tickets for Keith’s concerts to get him on the highest grossing tour list. Because Keith can’t sell out a county fair.

    Those nutballs are delusional at best.

  37. 37
    hello dolly Says:

    NHA United? wtf is that?

  38. 38
    ziggy Says:

    Just saw Keith Urban on the Super Bowl Pre game show !

    LUCKY NICOLE!! yowzer!

  39. 39
    Joy Says:

    Yes, Keith rocked it with a song from his new album “Get Closer” even though the audience looked half comatose. He’ll come back later with some more songs. He’s a great talented artist and his band is great as well.

  40. 40
    irene olson Says:

    Nicole is so deserving of this honor and, yes, she should win the Oscar. Her acting was above outstanding. Natalie Portman will win because of the hype and the initial training for the role, but the movie and her role are overrated. “Margot at the Wedding” was a movie not many people saw, but Nicole was beyond awesome in that role. People with intelligence realize her total talent and what a wonderful person she is. Her husband, Keith Urban, is equally talented in his field. Keith is an awesome entertainer and such an intelligent man. I am not a lover of country music, but I found the music of Keith Urban and was enthralled. People need to listen to his music; he tells beautiful stories in his songs; not the usual sad, drinking country songs. Keith and Nicole so deserve their beautiful family and the happiness they have.

  41. 41
    hopeso Says:

    Congrats to Nicole. Well deserved. Faith Margaret, Nice.

  42. 42
    FYI Says:

    @hello dolly:

    One of the many skeptic boards where membership is required. That’s right, besides posting on e, JJ and Urban Myths all day they post on message boards too.

    astilbe-michele-neverland47-pier7girl used to moderate over there. NHA United is stolen from NKU (Nicole Kidman United), a Nicole fansite that welcomed Keith fans with open arms. It was a bad for the skeptics because they had a huge fanbase and could prove time and time again that the skeptics were liars.

    The picture is their banner. nomorefan got served on E because of it. She said she had no clue what NHA (Nicole Haters) was but the truth was she was also moderating and everybody knew it. The skeptic boards are supposed to be a secret and skeptics pretend they don’t exist. They became so paranoid that at a certain point another member had to vouch for you and say they knew you for you to gain membership to a new board. There’s less than 10 of them. You tell me how much backstabbing had been going on my then. They didn’t know who was who! BAHAHAHAHAHA!

  43. 43
    Eve Says:

    That’s not even the worst one. KunkWorld takes the cake IMO.

  44. 44
    hello dolly Says:


    omg who has time for all that?! And these are the same people that always make comments about Nicole not being with her kids enough?

  45. 45
    scottee Says:

    What is up with the dress? I would never buy a dress that wasn’t finished at the bottom. I bet she paid a fortune for it, too. Nicole, where are all the pretty dresses you once wore?

  46. 46
    Jeanne Says:

    @hello dolly: Speaking of time, who spends all their time searching everything there is to know about the Urbans, and then stalk those that don’t go to the Church of KUNK to worship? How many hours are spent searching and saving every post that is made by complete strangers on other sites, public and private? What is wrong with having a private message board; there are thousands of them out there ranging from any topic you can think of? What effort did you go through to find skeptic boards and try to get on them and why? To spy and steal? How badly do you need to win? It is the same old same old. You don’t know anything new, but you must win, right? We aren’t going anywhere. You will never intimidate us to stop because you continue to be pathetic with your “efforts”. How many hours in the day do you spend with real people versus internet people?

  47. 47
    Jimmy W. Says:

    @Jeanne: @Jeanne:


  48. 48
    blue Says:


    News flash, normal people do not wate 5 years of their life with hate.


    The posters here want to have a little intelligent conversation and you are not able to do that, so trot back to E! with your tail between you legs and talk to yourself and answer yourself, and your couple of crazy tag team nuts

    Thanks to whoever posted you idiots pictures. I couldnt stop laughing. Mom Jeans? Home made fan shirts? Good grief!

  49. 49
    Look! It's Sue Raddatz! Says:

    AKA Nomorefan/Ihateher/lynchher

  50. 50
    Jeanne Says:

    @Jimmy W.: Another disturbing attempt to make us shake in our boots. You use the name of an artist that is well-liked. Is this supposed to make us stop? By the way, wrong skeptic. To blue, “News flash, normal people do not wate 5 years of their life with hate.” What are you doing right now? By using upper case letters, in the internet world, that means you are yelling. Is that really necessary? Calm down; they are only celebrities – not your family.

  51. 51
    blue Says:

    @Look! It’s Sue Raddatz!:

    Yea ……thats the one who looks and talks so stupid.

  52. 52
    hello dolly Says:


    Geeze not sure what hole you came out of, but it seems like maybe you need a little sunlight & warm weather in your life. It’s a beautiful sun-shiney day in my part of the world!

  53. 53
    eliza Says:


    Lots of people are fans and admire actors or musicians and follow them on the internet. That’s pretty normal I think. Even gossip boards can be fun, if there’s an attempt to keep it real and sort out what’s likely to be true and what is just plain fiction.

    But then there are the hate boards that do nothing but spread false rumors, distort interviews, say vile and ugly things about the subjects, choose the most unflattering pictures to show, hope for the break-up of a marriage, state the subjects are barren and sterile and question the parentage of the children, make up stories that are sent to regular gossip columnists in hopes of discrediting or ridiculing the celebrity or undermining his/her career. This stuff is just plain sick, and it’s aggravating to a fan to see this on a public board where the Moderator’s rules allow no debate.

    So hate away on your private boards where no one can read your remarks. But some of us are going to continue to speak out against the contemptible people who post hate on the public boards. I guess you’re one of them.

  54. 54
    Helen Says:

    I can’t believe this woman lies about botox. You can clearly see that her face is full of it. Either that or a bad plastic surgery.

  55. 55
    Joan Says:

    Love this woman, she is a great inspiration for any actress. Natalie is a great actress too… Nicole have an Oscar .. now is the time to reward other actresses like Natalie who have not gotten an Oscar yet

  56. 56
    Miyako Says:

    If you want to see hate at it’s finest, take a look at this –

    Be sure to notice the date when it was first posted. Just a few short days before Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman’s wedding almost *5 years* ago!

    So if someone wants to talk about the amount of time & effort put into something, think about sitting down at your computer just so you can think of ways to say F-you at a celebrity you supposedly don’t even care about anymore.

  57. 57
    Bravo! Says:

    Nail on head. They want Nicole and Keith humiliated, despised, and hated by the world. It’s sick. They can’t walk away. The entire side of Nicole’s family is attacked. All the kids are attacked. His exes are attacked on the private boards. The only people that are innocent in this according to the skeptics are Keith’s family. Don’t ask me why; I guess they need adults, because the kids aren’t old enough, to “prove” Nicole and Keith are horrible people.

    Jeanne aka Sue isn’t fooling anyone. She’s on the boards daily, she moderated to keep people out because they trust no one. They’ve told so many lies they had to try and plug holes in the damn to keep their secrets from leaking. Obviously it didn’t work.

    Sue, honey, don’t play the victim card. As soon as you see one more lie of yours is out there you try to intimidate us. You’ve pretended with everyone. Everybody that doesn’t believe your sincerity act sees the real you. You are sick and obsessed. Keith didn’t want you and would never have any of you or Evie or Michele or Miss Liberty or Bijou or Grandma Mary. None of you. Wasting money on tabloids, listening to Jimmy Carter, and faithfully reading Lainey and Ted has given you NOTHING. You are still in the same place 5 years ago. Meanwhile Keith has a family with a beautiful talented woman, two beautiful daughters, two lovely stepkids, and a great career.

    Go home Sue. You lost the battle and the war YOU created.

  58. 58
    LoveChevyCommercials Says:

    @Miyako: Look at that – a psycho fan searches back five years to find something to use against the skeptics. Do you know who ms sony is too?

  59. 59

    She doesn’t have to search hard. Every skeptic thread is filled with lies. Where is Ms Sony now?

    Share with us….How many sites did you gals get kicked out of Sue before you found E? You were lucky I wasn’t Teena. You would have been gone before you could say the word LIAR!

    Do you have conversations with yourself on other sites or is it just KUNK that makes you go wacky?

  60. 60
    Sara Says:

    OMG I can not believe a entertainment message board would allow that filth remain on their board 5 years!

    What is wrong over at the E! place?

    That person is not only crazy, but a filthy mouth low life , who has extreme anger and mental problems.

    Why doesn’t someone report what is going on over there? Aren’t there any sane people over there?

  61. 61
    5 years of lies and hatred Says:

    You can see how invested they are and how desperate they are to keep up the facade. They constantly contradict each other and can’t keep the lies straight.

    Sara if you can give us a working active email to report them to, more power to you. Unfortuntely the MOD will not get rid of anyone unless they make death threats or harass other posters. Even those people can come back with a new username in a matter of days. The contact information posted on the network’s website is bogus. You either don’t get a response or the email will be bounced back to you. Believe me, we’ve tried to report them to no avail. The MOD does not do her job. I’d say 80% of the time she’s not even around to monitor their posts. It’s pathetic what they will let slide over there.

  62. 62
    boston61 Says:

    I think these “honors” are created by her movie marketing people. I would like to see Rabbit Hole” but I cannot bear the sound of her whispery little girl voice.

  63. 63
    Yeah sure Anastasia Says:

    Another lie from a skeptic, who claims to know about acting!

    The Cinema Vanguard Award was created in recognition of an actor who has forged his/her own path – taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film. The award has previously been awarded to Christoph Waltz, Vera Farmiga, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ryan Gosling.

    “Honoring Nicole Kidman is so exciting for us here at SBIFF,” comments Roger Durling. “Her work is immensely diverse and with this year’s heart-wrenching and brilliant performance in ‘Rabbit Hole’ – a project she helped develop as well – it is exactly who we should be celebrating with the 2011 Cinema Vanguard Award.”

  64. 64
    Miyako Says:

    More proof of how their deranged minds work…

    By erniesmom:

    “But I really believe the nose candy brought out the true musician.Hes not the same–he’s insecure and amateurish. ”

    What person in their right mind would think that somone was a better musician using drugs?

  65. 65
    InBloom Says:

    @Couldn’t agree with you more: Funny that you say Blue Valentine had better writing. Michelle Williams said that the director threw the script away despite working on it for a decade. The film is based on improvisation.

  66. 66
    Look! It's AnastasiaOBrien! Says:

    AKA bstactrs/bijou

    She started 3 boards devoted to hating Nicole Kidman. Good luck with your acting career.

  67. 67
    Look! It's Michelle and Jimmy! Says:

    AKA neverland/astilbe

    She changed her username on E so Jimmy wouldn’t know it’s her. But her does, Pier7girl!

  68. 68
    Look! It's Gretchen Roth! Says:

    AKA desperatehousewife

    She spends more time hating NIcole Kidman than she does on her 4 kids.

    Oh, I have more pictures.

    Toniann AKA keithsbowgirl?

    Who next?

  69. 69
    Thanks Gret! Says:

    While the rest of the skeptics said Nicole was buying a baby from Australia, Europe, LA, and New Jersey Gret admitted Nicole had Sunday at Baptist. Nashville knows the truth. Sorry Sue/NKsKidsForSale!

  70. 70
    chaonaine Says:

    she’s truly talented but it’s obvious she destroys it by using the botox and then not being able to show emotions very good. She can play her role wonderful but her face doesn’t express that

  71. 71
    THANK_YOU Says:

    @Look! It’s Gretchen Roth!:

    Keep them coming!

  72. 72
    Been wanting to know Says:

    Did astilbe get her new name neverland from a fansite signature by a big Nicole fan who quoted skater Scott Hamilton? If so that’s pathetic and really funny, considering Nicole is friends with his wife!

  73. 73
    blue Says:

    I don’t know. I thought that is where she lives

    Never Never Land. Ya know she is a big Christain right?
    Well she says so?

  74. 74
    The memories! Says:


    Remember when astilbe said she only lets her kids listen to Christian music? How many picture are there of her with Sue making devil signs to the camera. Surely that’s not how a good Christian woman behaves.

    I second you blue on Michele living in Neverland. Her response to someone who pointed out that Keith was the most played artist in country radio for 2009

    “Then you must surely know that you are not considered a Fan.
    So you must be a spokeperson or counter person.”

  75. 75
    to boston61 Says:

    @ 02/06/2011 at 7:47 pm

    not to worry troll; i doubt that Nicole could tolerate your presence. in any case, what you think is of so little importance to her. truth be told, i doubt you’re intelligent enough to understand what happens in Rabbit Hole. they don’t use small words. if i were you, i’d wait for the cliff notes to come out.

  76. 76
    nania Says:

    Boring of seeing her face botox, unnatural expression face :(

  77. 77
    Quincy Says:

    All I know is I’m sick of you Kidman haters coming here everytime Jared posts something and talking like you know personal stuff about her and her husband. If you can back up your claims then you won’t mind having the world see your ugly mugs. Otherwise, get lost. Youre too old to be behaving like a jealous teenager.

  78. 78
    Quincy Says:

    Another thing, you can’t buy an award. That’s a stupid thing to say. And Nicole looks cute in the picture.

  79. 79
    Yawn Says:

    Can you take the fan vs. exfan fight somewhere else?

  80. 80
    Tom Says:


    Interesting wording! You REALLY are dumb.

    Has nothing to do with any fan , it is about evil, vulgar, rude women running around on the internet. being insane.

    GOT IT?

  81. 81
    Jimmy W. Says:

    Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman’s second daughter, five-week-old Faith, joined her two-year-old sister, Sunday, at the stadium, where singer Keith and Maroon 5 gave a pre-game concert.

    Keith said: “It’s just wonderful to have another girl in the house.”

    They watched from their hotel because of the kids and Keith didn’t want to miss the commericals.

    Sounds like family fun to me.

  82. 82
    Fun Says:

    Erniethedog must have got drunk yesterday. You can tell by the posts on E!

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here