Thursday, June 20, 2024

Nicole Kidman in Cannes for “The Paperboy”


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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