Nicole has been a nominee twice, but this happens to be her very first time of winning the Emmy. She gracefully thanked her Co stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Skarsgård and also her husband Keith Urban as well as their two daughters.
50-year-old actress Nicole Kidman came out on top at the 2017 Emmy award taking home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as abused housewife Celeste Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies.
“Reese, I share this with you,” she said. “Without you, I would not be standing up here. Thank you to the Television Academy for recognizing our show, for recognizing this performance. Thank you to HBO for never wavering in your belief in us. Thank you to the extraordinary cast and crew that we had. To Laura, to Zoë, to Shai, to Alex and Robin [Weigert], who were my intimate acting partners.”
She continued, “I also am a mother and a wife. I have two little girls, Sunny and Faith, and my darling Keith, who I asked to help me pursue this artistic path and they have to sacrifice so much for it, so this is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf!”
Kidman also took a moment to use her platform to talk about domestic violence, calling it a “disease.”
“Also, I want them to know that sometimes when you’re acting you get a chance to bring a bigger message and this is their contribution and your contribution,” she explained. “We’ve shown a light on domestic abuse. It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy and by you acknowledging me with this award it shines a light on it even more. So, thank you, thank you, thank you. I bow down to you.”