"Don't worry about the AFI, Nicole. You still got to work with me!"
The nominations for the 51st AFI Awards were announced last week. Lady Kidman was overlooked for a best actress nomination in Australia, while the film also missed out on a best picture nomination. Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrmann also missed out on nominations. The film has picked up nominations in other categories, including best supporting actor (Brandon Walters). Let's admit it, the kid was probably the best thing about the film.
Despite doing reasonably well at the Box Office in Australia, the film received poor reviews from critics worldwide. Kidman's performance was heavily criticised, and she was also overlooked at the Academy Awards earlier this year. It's no surprise to Nicole Kidman's Journey that Nic missed out on a nomination in her home country. The film was way too long, and it was difficult watching a wooden performance, frozen face and pumped lips for nearly three hours.
Sophie Lowe and Frances Oconnor are among the nominees for best actress for their roles in Beautiful Kate and Blessed. The AFI Awards will be held on 12 December in Melbourne. I guess we won't see Nicole and Keith in the audience, right?