Nicole Kidman Cried Over Oscar Nomination, Much to Her Daughter’s Dismay

Nicole Kidman

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02/07/2011 AT 8:50 AM ET

Nicole Kidman wept when she earned her third Oscar nomination last month, for Rabbit Hole – and then had to explain to her 2½-year-old daughter that they were tears of joy.

“Poor Sunday,” Kidman told PEOPLE at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this weekend. “They said my name, and Keith [Urban] was like ‘Yeah!’ and jumping around the kitchen. And Sunday is like, ‘What’s happening? Why are you crying?’ Because I was crying.”

“She said, ‘Why are we sad?’ I said, ‘No. We’re not sad, Sunday. We’re happy.’ So, that would be my memory of this nomination – my daughter and my husband jumping around the kitchen.”


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