Nicole Kidman's Oscar nominations get more ''exciting'' the older she gets.

The 'Lion' star was thrilled to receive a Best Actress in a Supporting Role nod for her performance as Sue Brierley in the drama film alongside Dev Patel.

She said: ''I'm so happy. Really, just delighted. The strangest thing is that the older I get, the more excited I feel. It's such an honour to be recognised for this film - a project which was such a heartfelt achievement for everyone involved - and a movie that is obviously so close to my heart ...

''Importantly, I also want to thank the Brierley family for putting themselves in such a vulnerable place and sharing their story with the world.''

At the Armani Privé couture spring 2017 show in Paris, Nicole was congratulated by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

The blonde beauty told Anna: ''I'm so happy. Harvey [Weinstein's] happy. That's important.''

Nicole was sat next to Isabelle Huppert - who received a nomination in the Best Actress in a Lead Role category for her work on 'Elle' - at the event and was desperate to talk to her about acting.

Speaking to reporters, she added: ''What a delight to be sitting so close to Isabelle. It's wonderful. I just want to sit here and talk to her about acting.''

It comes after the 49-year-old actress - who has Sunday, eight and Faith, six, with her husband Keith Urban and Isabella, 24, and Connor, 22, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise - previously admitted her Academy Award nominations get ''more emotional every time''.

She said: ''My fourth! I can't believe it. I have to say, it gets more emotional every time. I got a phone call and my husband and my kids were just like going, 'Woo hoo!' And then my six-year-old was going, 'What does that mean?' [And I was like,] 'It's just a really big deal.'

''People respond with such emotional depth to it and there's a personal depth to it that is ... I haven't had that for so long. I've done so many films but I haven't really had this [feeling].''