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Nicole Kidman’s AFI Life Achievement Award event postponed due to writer’s strike


The American Film Institute confirmed today that the 49th annual AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Nicole Kidman has been postponed due to the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike. The event was scheduled for June 10.

“For nearly half a century, the AFI Life Achievement Award has brought artists and audiences together to celebrate excellence in the art form,” the AFI said in a statement. “Due to the divisions in our community at this time, AFI has decided to postpone this year’s event in order to provide a festive environment worthy of our recipient.”

There is no word yet on a new date. That could take some time, as some expect the strike to last for weeks and perhaps months. The last writers’ strike, which started in 2007, lasted 100 days. The current strike has already impacted movie and TV show production and has resulted in a number of cancellations, postponements and reformatting of live events during what is typically a busy event season with Emmy FYC rallies, TV and movie premieres and other industry events. events.

Kidman would go on to become the first Australian actor to receive the AFI award. The Oscar-winning actress and producer, 55, has a career that stretches back to the early 1980s, and she’s built a reputation as a versatile performer who has long gravitated to working for visionary authors such as Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola , Baz Luhrmann, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Lars von Trier and Stanley Kubrick.

Once the event is back on the calendar and Kidman receives the tribute, she will join a long list of AFI Life Achievement Award recipients including Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart, Gene Kelly, Kirk Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Morgan Freeman, Jane Fonda, Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, George Clooney, Denzel Washington and Julie Andrews, and many more.

Kidman’s upcoming projects include Expats, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Lioness And Netherlands, Michigan.

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