A picture of Nicole Kidman on the set of Queen of the Desert (via Queen of the Desert Film).
Oscar History: One win from three nominations
Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Hours (2002)
Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Rabbit Hole (2010)
Role: Gertrude Bell, “a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century” (via IMDb)
Why? Werner Herzog’s comments on Kidman’s performance had me hopeful…
Why not? But where’s the distributor? Will Queen of the Desert even be ready for year-end release? At the end of the day, this is still a Herzog film. Oscar voters often miss Kidman’s more adventurous endeavors.
Ranking: No. 21 as of Sept. 12, 2014
More on the competition:
Best Actress in a Leading Role 2014
See also (pages coming soon):
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Robert Pattinson for Queen of the Desert (more)