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by Indiewire Staff
November 22, 2010 7:49 AM
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Nicole Kidman to be Honored at 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Nicole Kidman will be honored with the Cinema Vanguard Award at the 2011 Santa Barbara Film Festival. The Festival, which runs from January 27 to February 6, will give the prize to the Academy Award-winning actress at a special tribute held at the Arlington Theater on February 5, 2011.

Roger Durling, the festival's Executvie Director, commented on the news in a statement, "Honoring Nicole Kidman is so exciting for us here at SBIFF. Her work is immensely diverse and with this year’s heart-wrenching and brilliant performance in ‘Rabbit Hole’ - a project she helped develop as well - it is exactly who we should be celebrating with the 2011 Cinema Vanguard Award."

The Cinema Vanguard Award is given annually at the festival to, "an actor who has forged his/her own path - taking artistic risks and making a significant and unique contribution to film." Previous recipients of the award have included Vera Farmiga, Ryan Goslig, Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stanley Tucci and Christopher Waltz.


  • Diana Duran | December 1, 2010 12:52 AMReply

    She so deserves all the wonderful things coming her becausee she exudes loveliness inside andand out lvdd

  • M. R. | November 22, 2010 10:54 AMReply

    Small, but a typo: "Ryan GosliNg"

    This is great news!

  • Carrie | November 22, 2010 8:30 AMReply

    Very well deserved! Congrats to Nicole!

  • linda Kemp | November 22, 2010 8:18 AMReply

    Eat your heart out Tom!!! Can't believe you left THIS wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!