Nicole Kidman set for top honor at Shanghai Film Festival

NICOLE KIDMAN is to be honored with an outstanding contribution award at the Shanghai International Film Festival in China.

Hugh Grant and John Woo will present the Australian actress with her latest accolade at the opening ceremony on Saturday (14Jun14), while artist Qin Yi will honor Jiang Wen with the Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Film Award.

Kidman will be hoping this film festival will be a better experience than her visit to Cannes last month (May14), when her new film Grace of Monaco was savaged by critics.

Kirsten Dunst, John Cusack, Hayden Christensen, Jackie Chan, Tony Leung, Li Bingbing and Korean superstar Rain are expected to attend the opening gala, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film festival will open with a restored version of 1964 movie Two Stage Sisters and close with Transformers: Age of Extinction. A jury led by actress Gong Li will decide the winner of the Golden Goblet from the 15 films in competition.

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