‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Nicole Kidman Earns Career Achievement Award

by Megan Molseed
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Longtime actress Nicole Kidman is scheduled to be honored with the Palm Springs International Film Festival Career Achievement Award early next year. The movie star is receiving this recognition for her noteworthy performance as the unforgettable Lucille Ball in the biopic Being The Ricardos.

During her career, Nicole Kidman has been the recipient of a variety of Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala tributes, among others. And now, she will be receiving the biggest of these honors during the upcoming January 2022 ceremony.

“On American television, there are few classic stars more beloved than Lucille Ball,” notes Palm Springs International Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Rising to the challenge of playing such an iconic talent, Nicole Kidman delivers a truly spot-on performance in capturing both the on-camera comic timing and off-camera bravery that made Lucy an unstoppable force in the 1950s and ’60s.”

Matzner went on to note that Kidman’s performance in this biopic, as well as in her previous award-winning performances, has earned her this prestigious recognition.

“For this role, in the wake of her many other outstanding performances,” the awards Chairman says. “We are thrilled to present the prestigious Career Achievement Award to Nicole Kidman.”

‘Being The Ricardos’ Follows Some of Lucy and Desi As They Tackle Some Major Moments

Being The Ricardos is a biopic film that follows Hollywood power couple Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball during a one-week time period in 1952.

This long-awaited film follows the I Love Lucy stars as they face multiple personal and professional complications. Including issues that could threaten their future relationships, careers, and the couple’s iconic television series I Love Lucy.

This much-anticipated biopic stars Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz. The film follows the famous couple – and partners – as their life is turned upside down by wild accusations, personal attacks, and private issues they must address behind closed doors.

Being The Ricardos also stars J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat.

During her career, Nicole Kidman has won an academy award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours. The A-list movie star has also earned two Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes. If that wasn’t enough, she also has a SAG award and BAFTA as a result of her successful career.

Past recipients of the Palm Springs International Film Festival award include Annette Bening; Kevin Costner; Bruce Dern; Laura Dern; Clint Eastwood; Sally Field; Morgan Freeman; Anthony Hopkins; Holly Hunter; Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee.

Amazon released Being The Ricardos on a limited theatrical basis earlier this month. Additionally, Being The Ricardos begins streaming worldwide on Amazon’s Prime Video on December 21.