Kidman dedicates Emmy to daughters

Publish Date
Monday, 18 September 2017, 3:46PM
Actor Nicole Kidman, winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Getty)
Actor Nicole Kidman, winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Getty)

Nicole Kidman has dedicated her lead actress Emmy win for Big Little Lies to her two young daughters and said she hoped the role and accolades would shine a light on the "insidious disease" domestic abuse.

Just minutes after she was named winner of the outstanding actress in a TV mini-series award she was back on stage with her co-producers, including Australia's Bruna Papandrea, when Big Little Lies took the mini-series award.

"I'm also a mother and a wife and have two little girls, Sunday and Faith, who I asked to help me pursue this artistic path and they have to sacrifice so much for it," Kidman said on stage.

"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 Mum didn't put me to bed was because of this. I got something'." she said.

Kidman won for her role in Big Little Lies as a mother suffering psychological, physical and sexual abuse from her husband.

"It is a complicated insidious disease that exists for more than we allow ourselves to know," she said.

Alexander Skarsgard, who played Kidman's character's abusive husband, and Laura Dern, for supporting actress, also won Emmys for their roles in the mini-series.

Kidman also singled out Moriarty and their initial meeting in a Sydney cafe to discuss the possibility of making the mini-series.

"It all started with Liane Moriarty at a cafe in Sydney," Kidman said.

It was a rough night for Australia's other nominees with Judy Davis, Kate Dennis and Geoffrey Rush all missing out.

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