On Sunday, Nicole Kidman won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series for her performance in Big Little Lies, and fittingly, her acceptance speech was all about the power of women. While fighting back tears, the actress dedicated the award to her youngest two daughters, Sunny and Faith, before championing the actresses she'd worked with on the women-helmed series.
"Thank you to HBO, Richard Plepler, for supporting and committing to us. When I say us, I’m talking about Reese Witherspoon and myself," she said. "We did this because of our friendship, our creative union, and our support of each other. And I love you. Also, I want to say Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz, we sat at a table, we pledged allegiance to each other and commitment to each other and this is ours to share. Wow. The power of women."
After thanking a long list of supporters, Kidman gave an especially powerful tribute to her mother, Janelle Kidman. "My mama was an advocate for the women’s movement when I was growing up, and because of her, I’m standing here," she said. "My achievements are her achievements. Antonia Kidman, my sister, and I say thank you, Janelle Kidman, for what you fought for so hard."
The actress continued by alluding to the anti-sexual harassment movement taking place not just in Hollywood, but many other industries as well, that was the topic of conversation on the red carpet Sunday night. In Big Little Lies she played the character of Celeste, who is trapped in an abusive marriage. "This character that I played represents something that is the center of our conversation right now: abuse," she continued. "I do believe, and I hope, we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them. Let’s keep the conversation alive. Let’s do it."
Kidman concluded her speech with a tear-jerking shout-out to her husband, Keith Urban. "When my cheek is against yours, everything melts away," she said to him. "And that is love. With that — it’s true. I love you so much. God bless you. Thank you."
Like her Big Little Lies co-stars, Kidman wore black to attend the 2018 Golden Globes. Many actors and actresses donned black attire on Sunday in order to raise awareness about sexual harassment and assault, gender and racial inequality, and the #TimesUp movement. Along with her co-stars Zoe Kravitz and Reese Witherspoon, Kidman was one of 300 Hollywood women to sign an open letter introducing the #TimesUp movement, which raises awareness against workplace harassment and provides a legal defense fund for women in all industries.