October 22, 2016

Nicole Kidman Receives Olivier Award Nomination


Nicole Kidman has been nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in ‘Photograph 51’.

The 48-year-old actress spent two months on London’s West End playing the part of DNA researcher Rosalind Franklin in the acclaimed play, written by Anna Ziegler.

The Australian beauty has already won a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for the role, as well as a Best Actress gong at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

However, the Olivier Awards are recognised as Britain’s top theatre accolades, with other nominated performers including Oscar winner Mark Rylance and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Nicole previously admitted she relished the opportunity to work in the West End, revealing she missed the thrill of performing in front of a live audience once the play came to a close.

She said in November: “I have just loved it so much, that connection with an audience and I’m going to miss it.

“I was sobbing on Saturday night at the curtain call. I’ve said to Michael (Grandage, the director) ‘Don’t make me wait another 17 years.'”

By contrast, Nicole previously blasted the movie industry, saying women are given too few opportunities to demonstrate their talents.

She said: “We’re all working and banding together and trying to change that and that’s what’s needed.

“We also need to put cameras in little girls’ hands and get them to tell stories and increase their confidence so that they can feel powerful.”

Elsewhere, ‘Gypsy’ leads the nominations after being listed in contention for eight prizes, including a Best Actress in a Musical Category nod for star Imelda Staunton.

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