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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman present at CMAs

Monday, November 10, 2008 – Nicole Kidman and fellow Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who are co-starring in the upcoming movie "Australia," will present an award together on the 42nd Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 12. "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."

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

Previously announced performers include co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, along with Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney with 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, Keith Urban and a surprise performer.

Kidman and Jackman's movie "Australia," will be in theaters on Nov. 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.

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