Nicole Kidman grabbed the limelight from husband Keith Urban in the lead-up to the Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Nicole Kidman grabbed the limelight from husband Keith Urban in the lead-up to the Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jordan Strauss/AP

Nicole shimmers in backless golden gown

NICOLE Kidman grabbed a golden spotlight away from husband Keith Urban as she shimmered in a super glamorous gown in the lead-up to the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

Kidman looked as stunning as ever on the blue carpet and Urban could only watch on as photographers demanded shots from every possible angle.

Urban is nominated for the biggest award of the night, the Entertainer of the Year, but he was sidelined in the lead-up by his Academy Award winning wife.

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The 50-year-old Kidman earned all the attention early in a custom-made gold sequined long sleeved gown with a turtleneck that Hollywood Life reported was from Michael Kors Collection.

Nicole Kidman arrives at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Nicole Kidman arrives at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Jordan Strauss/AP

Kidman wore her hair up and back and sported diamond rings on both hands.

Urban complemented his gorgeous wife in a slick grey jacket, black T-shirt and black jeans,

The Australian couple could only laugh at all the attention as they made their way into Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena as one of the star couples of the event.

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Urban is up for four nominations at the Awards night including Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for Female and for Vocal Event of the Year for his collaboration with Carrie Underwood The Fighter.

Urban is also scheduled to perform on the night. He will sing a duet with Julia Michaels.

Earlier this month Kidman's sneak peak of Big Little Lies 2 went viral.

The post showed none other than her The Hours co-star Meryl Streep.

First day on the set with Meryl and “my” darling boys! #BigLittleLies

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Streep was recently announced as part of the cast for the second season of the hit show, which earned Kidman a Golden Globe and Emmy award for her role as battered wife Celeste Wright.

Streep is playing Kidman's mother-in-law, Mary Louise Wright, in the show and can be seen with her on-screen grandsons, Cameron and Nicholas Crovetti.

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"First day on set with Meryl and "my" darling boys! #BigLittleLies," Kidman captioned the shot.

The first season of Big Little Lies was based on a book by Australian author Liane Moriarty.

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Alexander Skarsgard (Perry Wright), Nicole Kidman (Celest Wright) in Big Little Lies. Picture: Supplied
Alexander Skarsgard (Perry Wright), Nicole Kidman (Celest Wright) in Big Little Lies. Picture: Supplied

Moriarty told The Daily Telegraph that she wrote Mary Louise with Meryl in mind and asked Kidman, who is friends with the icon, to offer her the role.

"I was about half way through [writing] and I was talking to the producers and I said, I've got this role of Perry's mother and … not quite believing my own audacity, I'd like Meryl to play this character," she said.

"And the producers were laughing at me because they were saying, 'You've become so Hollywood,' as in, picking up the phone and saying, 'Get me Meryl,'" she continued. "They were teasing me … but then they were saying, it's not beyond the realm of possibilities because Nicole and Meryl are friends."

"Nicole sent me an email saying, 'Ask and you shall receive,'" Moriarty said.

Moriarty said Streep's character comes to town seeking answers about her son Perry's death.

"She deeply loved her son … as much as any mother can love her son," she said. "She had a slightly fraught relationship with her daughter-in-law, so it's a very complicated, difficult time."

Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern are all returning for season 2.



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