Nicole Kidman's Emmy speech about domestic abuse is SO important 3 years ago

Nicole Kidman's Emmy speech about domestic abuse is SO important

“It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know."

Last night, Nicole Kidman picked up the Emmy for best leading actress in a limited series.

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HBO's Big Little Lies focuses on the lives on three mothers who appear to exist in perfect harmony but, as with most things that seem perfect on the outside, things are not as they seem on the inside.

Accepting her first ever Emmy, Kidman took to the stage and said that the series has "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."

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The 50-year-old mum also used the platform to thank her husband, Keith Urban, and their two daughters, Sunnie and Faith, for supporting her work and allowing her to make this contribution.

“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 momma didn’t put me to bed, it’s because of this. I got something’.

But also 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.”

Kidman also has two adopted children, Isabella and Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

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Big Little Lies also won the Emmy for outstanding limited series.