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Nicole Kidman won the Emmy for best actress in a limited series or a television movie on Sunday night for her role on Big Little Lies.
Kidman stated that she shares the honor with her co-star Reese Witherspoon, who was also a contender in the category. “Without you I wouldn’t be standing here,” she said to Witherspoon, who was in the audience.
“I have two little girls and my darling Keith [Urban] who I asked to help me pursue this artistic path and they have to sacrifice so much for it,” said Kidman of her family. “This is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my mom didn’t put me to bed it’s because of this.'”
Kidman also acknowledged the show’s significant message of shining 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. By you acknowledging me with this award it shines a light on it even more, so thank you.”
The actress beat out Jessica Lange from Feud, Susan Sarandon from Feud, Reese Witherspoon from Big Little Lies, Carrie Coon from Fargo and Felicity Huffman from American Crime.
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