Nicole Kidman Toasted at 2012 New York Film Festival

Posted Wednesday October 3, 2012 8:18 PM GMT

Basking in the glory of her hard-earned work in film, Nicole Kidman was the guest of honor at a gala tribute held as part of the 50th annual New York Film Festival on Wednesday (October 3).

The Aussie-American actress looked gorgeous in a bright red frock while being escorted around the Lincoln Center venue by her country music star hubby, Keith Urban.

As for the festivities, Nicole took the stage for a one on one conversation on her career while spectators had the treat of watching private screening of her latest film, “The Paperboy.”

Speaking about why the 45 year-old star was the perfect honoree, Film Society of Lincoln Center program director Richard Peña said in a statement, “Nicole Kidman is one of film's finest contemporary actresses.”

“Since her breakthrough performance in “To Die For,” and her bold and provocative appearances in Lars Von Trier's “Dogville,” Stanley Kubrick's “Eyes Wide Shut,” as well as her awarding-winning portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's “The Hours,” Kidman has insisted on finding roles that are complex, bold and demanding. We are excited to honor her with a tribute at the New York Film Festival," Pena added.

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