Lion, which follows Saroo’s journey from India to Tasmania and eventually back to India, where he finds his hometown and his birth mother, is based on a memoir by Saroo Brierley called A Long Way Home. The real Saroo and Sue, pictured below, joined Kidman at the film’s New York premiere last November.
Kidman is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, while Patel is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. The 49-year-old won Best Actress at the Academy Awards in 2003 for The Hours and was nominated on two other occasions for Best Actress – in 2002 for Moulin Rouge and in 2011 for Rabbit Hole.
What’s your favourite Nicole Kidman film? Will you go to see Lion?