Kerry Armstrong Shared The Awkward Moment She Beat Nicole Kidman For Best Actress

She left the room


4 February 2018

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Currently appearing in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, Aussie actress Kerry Armstrong shared a pretty awkward memory from the moment she won Best Actress at the AFI awards for her role in Lantana.

Sitting around with her campmates, Real Housewives star Jackie Gillies had a sudden psychic moment when she pointed to Kerry and told her she should have been in the show Big Little Lies.

The statement lead Kerry to reveal that she and Nicole Kidman do have a little rivalry that started way back in 2001 at the then Australian Film Institute Awards.

“When we went up against each other for the AFI Awards, it was Moulin Rouge! verses Lantana, we were so waiting for Moulin Rouge! to win everything; we won for SeaChange first.

“Russell Crowe said, ‘I’m here to announce Best Actress, it is four really wonderful ladies. I've got a bit of bias going on so I came all the way to announce best actress’.

"Nicole was up there getting ready and he said Best Actress and he said my name. 

"There was a lot of commotion on that side of the room and Vince (Colosimo) came up or Anthony LaPaglia came up and said she'd (Nicole) left the room… I went up on stage and Russell Crowe was visibly unimpressed.”

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Despite not winning the AFI, Nicole was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Moulin Rouge! and won one in 2003 for The Hours

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