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[11/10/08 - 11:25 AM]
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman Will Present an Award on "The 42nd Annual Cma Awards"
"We are thrilled to have two of Hollywood's biggest stars join us for 'Country Music's Biggest Night,'" said CMA's Tammy Genovese.

[via press release from ABC]

NICOLE KIDMAN AND HUGH JACKMAN WILL PRESENT AN AWARD ON "THE 42nd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS"

Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and international superstar Hugh Jackman, who are co-starring in the upcoming movie "Australia," will present an award together on "The 42nd Annual CMA Awards," which will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Previously announced performers include co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, along with Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and The Wailers, the Eagles, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, James Otto, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

Previously announced presenters include Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill, Julianne Hough, Heidi Newfield, Jake Owen, John Rich, Swift, Josh Turner, Jimmy Wayne, Lee Ann Womack and Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.

"We are thrilled to have two of Hollywood's biggest stars join us for 'Country Music's Biggest Night,'" said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "We know our fans and viewers will be excited to see Nicole and Hugh on the Awards."

Kidman and Jackman's movie, "Australia," will be in theaters on November 26. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, "Australia" is an epic and romantic action adventure set in that country on the explosive brink of World War II. In it, an English aristocrat (Kidman) travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local (Jackman) and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor. With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.

The 42nd Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer. Paul Miller is the director. David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.





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