- Published on Sunday, February 06 2011
Nicole Kidman was the toast of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California on Saturday (05Feb11) as she was honored with a top prize.
The Moulin Rouge! star received the coveted Cinema Vanguard Award, which recognizes stars who take artistic risks and make a significant contribution to film, at a special tribute as part of the 10-day event.
Taking to the stage to accept the trophy, Kidman told the audience, "I suppose that's in my blood. I don't even see it as taking a risk, I just see it as staying true to my heart and instinct."
The honor has previously been presented to Vera Farmiga, Christoph Waltz and Peter Sarsgaard.