There was a lot of talk about Nicole Kidman after Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Not only was the actress among the best dressed, she took home her first Emmy, and delivered a powerful and much-talked about acceptance speech.
The actress’s poignant portrayal of Celeste Wright, a woman who is abused by her husband, in HBO’s Big Little Lies, earned her the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie. While receiving the award, Kidman made sure to use her time on stage to shine a light on a very important topic.
Kidman started her acceptance speech thanking her husband Keith Urban and her children.
“I have a huge artistic family who supported me throughout all my ups and downs,” she said. “You have been so loyal to me throughout my whole life thank you for that.”
“So this is yours. I just want my two little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my mumma didn’t put me to bed it’s because of this — (at least) I got something!’”
While the first part of her speech was sentimental, it was the second part that stuck out the most.