Os­car nom­i­na­tions ‘get more ex­cit­ing’

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PARIS: Aus­tralian ac­tress Ni­cole Kid­man said she was “in­cred­i­bly hon­oured” to have been nom­i­nated for an Academy Award for her role in the bi­o­graph­i­cal drama Lion, as the Os­car nom­i­na­tions were an­nounced on Tues­day night.

“The strangest thing is the older I get, the more ex­cit­ing it gets,” she said, as she ar­rived at the The­atre Na­tional de Chail­lot to at­tend the Gior­gio Ar­mani Prive Haute Cou­ture Sum­mer 2017 fash­ion show.

Lion is based on the true story of Sa­roo Bri­er­ley, who was sep­a­rated from his fam­ily at the age of 5 when he ac­ci­den­tally boarded the wrong train in ru­ral In­dia. Kid­man plays the role of Sa­roo’s adop­tive mother Sue Bri­er­ley, who brings him up in Tas­ma­nia. Also nom­i­nated in the sup­port­ing ac­tress cat­e­gory are Vi­ola Davis, Naomie Har­ris, Oc­tavia Spencer and Michelle Wil­liams.

Kid­man ap­peared at the Ar­mani show­case along with French ac­tress Is­abelle Hup­pert, who was nom­i­nated for an Os­car for best ac­tress for her role in the film Elle.

Based on the novel of the same name by French nov­el­ist Philippe Djian, the psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller fol­lows the chief ex­ec­u­tive of a video game com­pany on the trail to find her rapist. – Reuters

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