The Big Little Lies star took home the trophy for best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie made for television for her hit HBO show and took to the stage to thank those closest to her. Kidman, who was one of dozens and dozens of stars to wear black in protest of sexual harassment, first shared a sweet message for her daughters.
“My daughter’s still awake, so Sunny, Faith, I love you. I’m bringing this home to you babies,” she told them on stage. She moved on to thank her Big Little Lies co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz, and thank the show’s other producers and directors for its success. “I speak on behalf of the five of us because we would not be in existence with this show and it wouldn’t be as good,” she said, referring to their help.
“This is ours to share. Wow, the power of women,” she added.
And while her co-stars watched adoringly, it’s a message to her mom that adequately caught the mood of the evening.
“My momma was an advocate for the women’s movement when I was growing up, and because of her, I’m standing here. My achievements are her achievements. My sister and I say thank you, Janelle Kidman, for what you fought for so hard,” she said, then connecting her mom’s story to the powerful women in the room who supported the Time’s Up movement.
“Let’s keep the conversation alive and let’s do it,” she said.
At the end of her speech, she thanked her husband, Keith Urban for his support, telling him, “I love you so much.”
Kidman has two children with Urban, Sunday Rose, 9, Faith Margaret, 7, and two with ex-husband Tom Cruise, Isabella Jane, 25, and Connor, 22.