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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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  • blue

    @Look! It’s Sue Raddatz!:

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

  • hello dolly


    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!

  • eliza


    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.

  • Helen

    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.

  • Joan

    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

  • Miyako

    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.

  • Bravo!

    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.

  • LoveChevyCommercials

    @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?


    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?

  • Sara

    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?

  • 5 years of lies and hatred

    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.

  • boston61

    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.

  • Yeah sure Anastasia

    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.”

  • Miyako

    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?

  • InBloom

    @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.

  • Look! It’s AnastasiaOBrien!

    AKA bstactrs/bijou

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

  • Look! It’s Michelle and Jimmy!

    AKA neverland/astilbe

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

  • Look! It’s Gretchen Roth!

    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?

  • Thanks Gret!

    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!

  • chaonaine

    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


    @Look! It’s Gretchen Roth!:

    Keep them coming!

  • Been wanting to know

    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!

  • blue

    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?

  • The memories!


    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.”

  • to boston61

    @ 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.

  • nania

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

  • Quincy

    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.

  • Quincy

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

  • Yawn

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

  • Tom


    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?

  • http://PressAssociation Jimmy W.

    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.

  • Fun

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