Nicole Kidman
Best supporting actress nominee for 'Boy Erased' Nicole Kidman arrives for the 24th Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar Santa Monica airport on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. Getty Images/Jean-Baptiste Lacroix

Nicole Kidman was expected to earn a nomination at the Oscars for her performance in her new film, “Destroyer.” However, word on the street is that the negative critic reviews the film received and the fact that she hasn’t won any other awards for the role could mean that the actress will not be getting a nomination this time around.

Kidman made some heads turn in the past year with her performance as the alcoholic detective in “Destroyer.” She delivered another splendid performance in the biography drama “Boy Erased.” This, however, may not be enough to earn her a place at this year’s Oscar nominations.

According to SBS, there are two things that are working against Kidman’s nomination. The first is the fact that there have been many negative critic reviews of her film “Destroyer” in the U.S. In addition, she hasn’t been nominated for awards like the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards, which seems to be a sign that there may not be another Oscar waiting for the actress in 2019.

The strong candidates in the best actress category at the Oscars are Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman, Melissa McCarthy and Yalitza Aparicio. The actual nominations will be announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The Academy Awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 24.

While some critics have been harsh with their reviews, others have praised Kidman for her performance. A review by Saporta Report suggested that the kind of role that the actress played in this film was usually done by men, and Kidman has done justice to the role.

One thing that may have gone against “Destroyer” is that it is a little too complex for the audience to follow. The aforementioned review suggested that this is a movie that will be satisfying to watch a second time because the viewer will not be forced to work hard to keep up with everything that is happening while watching it again.

Kidman transformed physically for her role in “Destroyer” to a point where she is hardly recognizable in the film. In an interview with Observer, Director Karyn Kusama praised the actress for being able to capture the essence of the character that the Kusama was looking for.

The detective in “Destroyer” seems to have a limp and has a heavy gait, and her shoulders stoop. Kidman was able to incorporate all these character traits, and she apparently even dropped her voice “a couple octaves.” It remains to be seen if she will be rewarded with an Oscar nomination for all this hard work.