Kidman was a Cannes Film Festival jury member this year and helped select the festival’s award-winning films.
The festival’s top prize, the Palme d'Or, went to “Blue Is the Warmest Colour,” the French-produced film about a passionate modern-day lesbian relationship, starring actresses Lea Seydoux and Mona Walravens.
The jury president, Steven Spielberg, praised it. "The film is a great love story… We were absolutely spellbound by the two brilliant young actresses, and the way the director observed his young players."
The second place Grand Prix went to the Coen brothers film “Inside Llewyn Davis,” a dark comedy set in the early 60s folk scene of Greenwich Village. It’s star Oscar Isaac paid glowing tribute to brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, saying they "direct in stereo, it's like one brain in two different place at the same time.”
Bruce Dern won for Best Actor in “Nebraska,” a film directed by “The Descendants” director Alexander Payne. “The Artist” actress Bérénice Bejo took home the Best Actress award for “The Past.”