Nicole Kidman is to be honoured for her contribution to cinema at the New York Film Festival 2012, ahead of a screening of her new film The Paperboy, directed by Lee Daniels.
After coming to worldwide recognition starring opposite future husband Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder (1990), directed by the late Tony Scott, Kidman will have a special tribute paid to her at the 50th edition of the annual festival on October 3, 2012.
The Australian actress’ movie career has spanned nearly 30 years, including roles in Stanley Kubrick’s final film Eyes Wide Shut, Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!, Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain and Lars Von Trier’s Dogville.
Kidman gained an Academy Award for Best Actress at the 2003 Oscars for her portrayal of British author Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s film The Hours (2002).
Festival director Richard Pena said: “Nicole Kidman is one of film’s finest contemporary actresses. Since her breakthrough performance in To Die For and her bold and provocative appearances in Lars Von Trier’s Dogville, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, and as Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, Kidman has insisted on finding roles that are complex, bold and demanding.
“We are excited to honour her with a tribute at the New York Film Festival.”
The 45-year-old will see her latest movie The Paperboy – which she appears in alongside Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey – shown during the festival.
Pena, the long standing director of the festival, will also be honoured at the gala event when the festival is held between September 28 and October 14.