Nicole Kidman will receive the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 10, 2023, and becomes the first Australian to receive the honour.

“Nicole Kidman has enchanted audiences for decades with the daring of her artistry and the glamour of a screen icon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, chair of AFI board of trustees. “She is a force both brave in her choices and bold in each performance.”

Kidman won the best actress Oscar in 2003 for portraying Virginia Woolf in The Hours and earned nominations for Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole and Being The Riccardos, and a supporting actress nomination for Lion.

Her credits include Eyes Wide Shut, DestroyerDogville, To Die For, The Northman, Bombshell, The Beguiled, and her breakout role in Dead Calm.

Coming up are Lulu Wang’s Expats for Amazon, Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom for Warner Brothers, Lioness for Paramount+, and Holland, Michigan for Amazon.

Kidman shared the 2003 Berlinale Silver Bear for The Hours and in 2017 became one of only eight people to receive Cannes’ Anniversary Prize. In January 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia’s highest honour, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She co-founded Blossom Films in 2010.

Julie Andrews received the 2022 AFI Life Achievement Award.