Oscar nominations ‘get more exciting’
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