Nicole Kidman receives the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award.

She is the 49th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award overall and the first Australian actor to ever receive the honor, according to a news statement.

“Nicole Kidman has mesmerized audiences for decades with the audacity of her inventiveness and the grace of a cinematic icon,” claims Kathleen Kennedy, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees.

“She is a powerhouse who is courageous in her decisions and bold in each performance,” Kennedy continued. It’s an honor for AFI that she received the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award.

In addition to being nominated for five Academy Awards and winning the Best Actress Oscar in 2003 for her performance in The Hours, Kidman has won a BAFTA Award, two Emmys, and six Golden Globe Awards during the course of her nearly four-decade career.

The actress has almost 90 acting credits to her name, including upcoming roles in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and the Amazon film Holland, Michigan.

During an earnings call in August, AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron announced that Kidman would continue acting as the company’s ambassador “for another full year” following the success of her 2021 viral campaign for AMC, in which she is pictured wandering around a theatre and in awe of the wonder of film.

“Hollywood has incredible stories to tell, so it’s clear that moviegoers are eager to take in the stunning images on AMC’s large single screens,” he continued. Nicole Kidman reminds us in AMC’s now renowned and lauded advertising campaign that Hollywood has incredible stories to tell.

During the 60-second ad, the actress walks into an AMC theatre and says, “Come to AMC Theatres to laugh, to cry, to care, because we all need that.”

Kidman, who was heavily involved in the creation of the advertisement, wrote to GQ in March and said, “I can’t tell you why it worked or why it’s gone viral.”

But I can assure you that what truly sparked the response was the volume of moviegoers returning to the theaters. “And that’s exciting,” she added.

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