Nicole in line for an Emmy
CAN Nicole Kidman cap her recent career turnaround with an Emmy?
That’s what Hollywood is asking as she firms as favourite to take the outstanding lead actress gong tomorrow for her portrayal of abused wife Celeste Wright in the Foxtel drama Big Little Lies.
The seven-part drama, coproduced by Nicole from the novel by Aussie author Liane Moriarty, has been nominated for a whopping 14 Emmys.
Nicole has also received rave reviews for her last two movies The Beguiled and Lion, for which she was Oscarnominated as best supporting actress, and BBC mini-series Top of the Lake: China Girl.
“Big Little Lies is painful to watch,” Nicole says. “It’s deeply uncomfortable and complicated, just as I wanted.”
Geoffrey Rush is up for outstanding lead actor for his portrayal of Albert Einstein in the National Geographic TV series Genius.
A third Australian actor, Judy Davis, has been nominated, for her portrayal of gossip queen Hedda Hopper in FX TV’s Feud: Bette and Joan.
FANS of the Adelaide-made cult comedy series Danger 5 now have a rare opportunity to own props and costumes from the television program.
Starting at 9.30am today, an eBay auction will go live with more than 150 pieces from the show and will run for the next week.
“Since the show finished, we’ve had so many requests from fans to buy things we used in the show,” says Danger 5 co-creator David Ashby.
The auction will include headpieces, costumes, puppets and toys but David says one item in particular is already attracting its fair share of attention.
“It’s the original copy of a magazine called Sensible Chuckle,” he says. “The magazine actually became more famous than the show itself because it got turned into a meme and blew up online.
“Basically the auction is not only a rare opportunity to get memorabilia that was actually used on screen in the show, but it’s also a great way to pick up something wonderful for your man cave ... or even better, your bedroom.”
RAW PRAWNS: Danger 5 cast members Dario Russo, Natasa Ristic and David Ashby – and friends.