Nicole Kidman’s Winning EMMY Speech Was Dang Near Perfect

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Just as she has done almost every single time she’s discussed her “Big Little Lies” character in public, Nicole Kidman used her EMMY acceptance speech for Best Actress in A Limited Series or Movie to discuss something much greater than herself.

Kidman’s Celeste was involved in a very abusive relationship, which she has frequently said was extremely difficult for her and husband Keith Urban. But, again– her acceptance speech brought a much-needed spotlight to domestic abuse.

“I also am a mother and a wife. I have two little girls…and my darling Keith, who I asked helped 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 and to look at it and go ‘every time my mama didn’t put me to bed, it’s for this! I got something.'”

Kidman continued, “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. We shone 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, I bow down to you.”

Of course, watching Urban watch Kidman was also a highlight.