1. Honoree

Nicole Kidman received the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award, a prestigious recognition in the film industry.

2. Event Venue 

The gala took place at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, adding grandeur to the evening. 

3. Star-Studded Affair 

Hollywood's elite, including Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Reese Witherspoon, and Naomi Watts, graced the event with their presence. 

4. Entrance in Style 

Kidman captivated the audience in a stunning gold sequined gown, accompanied by Marilyn Monroe’s timeless “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.” 

5. Humor and Warmth 

The ceremony kicked off with a lighthearted video featuring Morgan Freeman, who humorously spoofed Kidman's recent AMC Theatres ad campaign. 

6. Heartfelt Tributes 

Naomi Watts paid a touching tribute, calling Kidman the “sister [she] never had” and lauding her for having the “heart of a lioness.” 

7. Celebrating a Career 

Kidman's illustrious career was celebrated, highlighting her memorable roles like Satine in “Moulin Rouge” and Virginia Woolf in “The Hours,” which earned her an Academy Award in 2002.