Nicole Kidman To Receive “International Star” Award At PSIFF

Nicole Kidman and star in LION


NIcole Kidman will be honored with the International Star Award for her performance in Lion. The honor will be given to the actress at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Film Awards Gala.

Jude Law ("Thomas Wolfe," left) and Nicole Kidman ("Aline Bernstein," right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment's GENIUS.
Jude Law (“Thomas Wolfe,” left) and Nicole Kidman (“Aline Bernstein,” right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s GENIUS.

Hosted by Mary Hart, the Film Awards Gala takes place Monday, January 2nd at the Palm Springs Convention Center (PSIFF runs January 2-16).

“One of the world’s most luminous and versatile actresses, Nicole Kidman has filled so many unforgettable roles including her performances in The Hours, Moulin Rouge!, Cold Mountain, Rabbit Hole and dozens more,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “In her latest film, Lion, she gives yet another award-worthy performance as Sue Brierley, an Australian woman who adopts two young boys from India. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the International Star Award to Nicole Kidman.”

The actress was also seen earlier this year opposite Jude Law in Genius, and last year she worked with Julia Roberts in Secret in Their Eyes.

Previously announced honorees at the Film Awards Gala include Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Tom Hanks (Sully), Ruth Negga (Loving), the La La Land ensemble and its filmmaker (Damien Chazelle).

Kidman also received PSIFF’s Chairman’s Award in 2005.

Now playing in select theaters, Lion co-stars Dev Patel and David Wenham.


***Earlier this year, I discussed my love for Kidman’s performance in The Family Fang, a black comedy that’s directed by and co-starring Jason Bateman. Check out the CinemAddicts podcast below: