Nicole Kidman Honored With AFI Life Achievement Award

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49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
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Acclaimed actress Nicole Kidman was celebrated with the American Film Institute's (AFI) Life Achievement Award, marking her as the inaugural Australian actor to receive this prestigious recognition.

The ceremony in Hollywood saw the Moulin Rouge star being honored by none other than Meryl Streep. Among those celebrating Kidman's illustrious career were her husband, musician Keith Urban, and Reese Witherspoon, her co-star from the hit series Big Little Lies.

Dressed in a dazzling floor-length gold gown by Balenciaga, Kidman took the stage to express her gratitude towards the myriad of directors she has collaborated with throughout her career. She described filmmaking as a privilege and lauded the creative freedom she was afforded in portraying a wide array of unconventional roles.

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman arrive at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

“It is a privilege to make films. And glorious to have made films and television with these storytellers who allowed me to run wild and be free and play all of these unconventional women,” she said.

“Thank you for making me better at my craft and giving me a place, however temporary, in this world.”

At 56 years old, Kidman's recognition by the AFI underscores her significant contribution to the film industry, both in Australia and internationally.

Photos from the 49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman

Cynthia Erivo

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Cynthia Erivo arrives at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Naomi Watts

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Naomi Watts wearing Givenchy arrives at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Michelle Pfeiffer and husband David E. Kelley

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Michelle Pfeiffer and husband David E. Kelley arrive at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Morgan Freeman

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Morgan Freeman arrives at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Miles Teller and wife Keleigh Sperry Teller

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Miles Teller and wife Keleigh Sperry Teller arrive at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Reese Witherspoon

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Reese Witherspoon arrives at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

Mike Myers

49th Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman
HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA – APRIL 27: Mike Myers arrives at the 49th Annual AFI (American Film Institute) Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman held at the Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

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