Nicole Kidman's Academy Award win is often overshadowed by a personal low in her life, according to Dave Karger's upcoming book, 50 Oscar Nights.
The acclaimed actress, known for her talent and versatility, received her first Oscar nomination in 2002 for her stunning performance in Moulin Rouge. The subsequent year, she grabbed the coveted award for her incredible depiction in The Hours.
However, the victory was punctuated by personal heartache. At the time Kidman was suffering from her breakup with Tom Cruise in 2001. The couple shares two adopted children, Connor and Isabella.
Despite her professional heights, Kidman's personal life made her feel alienated. The glitz and glamour of the Vanity Fair after party did not impress her, rather it exacerbated her feelings of being overwhelmed and displaced.
The award-winning actress wished for a more relaxed and enjoyable time. Instead of indulging in celebrations, she chose to spend the night in a low-key manner, eating takeout food in the comfort of her family at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
This unorthodox Oscar night experience led Kidman on a path of self-realization. She understood the importance of having love in her life.
A couple of years later, Kidman's life took a positive turn. She met the love of her life, Keith Urban, at the G'Day USA gala held in Los Angeles. Establishing a refreshing connection, they announced their engagement in May 2006 and the pair tied the knot in Sydney just a month later.
Today, Kidman and Urban cherish their life with their two lovely daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret.