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Nicole Kidman reveals daughters’ less-than-impressed reaction to her Oscar nomination

Nicole Kidman has earned an Oscar nod for Being The Ricardos (Picture: Getty)

Nicole Kidman has revealed her daughters weren’t exactly blown away when she was nominated for an Oscar.

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer actress, 54, is in the running to win best actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her role in Being The Ricardos.

While the film didn’t make much of a splash in the UK, it’s received multiple Oscar nods, including Nicole’s co-star Javier Bardem for best actor in a leading role and JK Simmons as best supporting actor.

While winning – or even being nominated for – an Oscar is every actor’s dream, Nicole didn’t quite get the reaction she was hoping for from her family.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Nicole revealed she burst into tears when she learned of her Oscar nod – a fairly normal reaction considering the achievement.

But her daughters, Sunday Rose, 13, and 11-year-old Faith Margaret, were less enthusiastic.

Nicole said the role was the most challenging of her life (Picture: Backgrid)

I mean it’s like there was so much emotion attached to it that I didn’t realise I was carrying, and I just looked around, tears are coming down,’ she explained.

‘And my kids looked at me like, “Wow, congrats mum, anyway we’re going to be late, we gotta get going”.’

Nicole admitted she still ‘can’t believe’ she was nominated for her role in Being The Ricardos, saying it was ‘the hardest thing I have ever done and so I didn’t realise how much emotion I was holding on to’.

It’s the fifth time Nicole has received an Oscar nod: she was nominated for best actress for Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, and Rabbit Hole, winning the award for her portrayal of Virginia Woolfe in The Hours.

In 2016 the actress was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in Lion alongside Dev Patel, but lost out to Alicia VIkander in The Danish Girl.

Earlier this week Nicole thanked the Academy for her nomination with a post on Instagram, writing alongside a series of photographs of her in character in Being The Ricardos that she was ‘overwhelmed’.

Nicole plays the iconic Lucille Ball in the new film (Picture: CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

‘This was the hardest role I’ve ever done and to be honoured this way is deeply appreciated,’ she said.

‘Lucille Ball is one of Hollywood’s greatest icons. She was ahead of her time. From actress to producer to studio head, mother and wife, she’s an extraordinary inspiration! Thank you Lucille Ball.’

Being the Ricardos follows real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during the making of Ball’s iconic 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, as they deal with personal and professional crises.

From the table read to the taping, the film details everything that happened during production, including how off-screen drama threatened to engulf the couple’s personal lives and business partnership.

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