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Kidman honoured

Nicole Kidman is to be honoured with special achievement award by the American Cinematheque, a film preservation group.

india Updated: Aug 16, 2003 18:07 IST

Oscar-winning Australian superstar Nicole Kidman is to be honoured with special achievement award from a top US film preservation group, the American Cinematheque, it was announced on Friday.

Kidman's latest honour follows a string of varied and highly acclaimed roles which have seen her break out of the shadow of ex-husband Tom Cruise into superstardom in her own right.Kidman will receive the 18th annual American Cinematheque Award at a glittering ceremony in Los Angeles on November 14.

"Her Academy Award this year reflects just one of a series of daring and demanding performances," the Cinematheque's spokesman,Rick Nicita said.

"Her unique ability to balance art house independents with the commercial mainstream has made her one of the most sought-after actresses in movies today." Kidman was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee, which since 1986 has annually honoured a writer, actor or director in the entertainment industry.

Other recent winners have included Denzel Washington, Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis and Jodie Foster. The 35-year-old's movie career hit a high point in March when she won the best actress Oscar for her role as Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours.

Her other films include 2001's Moulin Rouge, 1997's Eyes Wide Shut, To Die For and Days of Thunder with Cruise, from whom she was divorced last year after a 10-year marriage.

First Published: Aug 16, 2003 16:42 IST