If the early morning buzz is any indication, Nicole Kidman will be a major player this winter in he Oscar race. Her Lee Daniels directed film, “The Paperboy,” was shown to the press this morning. The reaction was unanimous raves for Kidman, who already has an Oscar for her role as Virginia Woolf in “The Hours.” She most recently was nominated for “Rabbit Hole.”
Kidman and her cast, including Matthew McConnaughey, will be walking the red carpet at the Palais tonight to much fanfare. Lee Daniels, who directed the indie hit and six time Oscar nominee “Precious,” should be beaming. That’s because all day distributors are fighting for the chance to buy “The Paperboy.” Everyone should be this popular! Kidman and crew will steal the heat from everything else tonight.