A red-faced Nicole Kidman had to sit through sexually-charged film scenes featuring her and ex-husband Tom Cruise as part of a tribute to her career.

The Australian actress collected the 18th annual AMERICAN CINEMATIQUE award in Hollywood on Friday night (14NOV03) but she had to endure watching scenes from FAR + AWAY and EYES WIDE SHUT - both of which include sex scenes with her ex.

Kidman looked embarrassed when the shots appeared on a big screen at the star-studded Beverly Hilton Hotel gala, but she made no mention of them when she accepted her award.

She simply said, "Acting was what I wanted to do since I was a very strange little girl in Sydney, Australia."

Stars like Adrien Brody, Lauren Bacall and Naomi Watts attended the ceremony to see Kidman receive her award.

17/11/2003 08:57