Nicole Kidman Emotionally Thanks Keith Urban and Family for Support in EMMY Speech
The pair attended the 69th Primetime EMMY Awards on Sunday night (9/17), looking absolutely dapper with Urban dressed to the nines in a classic black-and-white suit and Kidman stunning the event in her radiant red ensemble by Calvin Klein. Locking hands for most of the their time on the carpet with one another, they continued to show their love even more so during the live broadcast.
Kidman was nominated for her work in the hit HBO mini-series, Big Little Lies, in which her character battles with the secret struggle of domestic abuse. The critically-acclaimed actress earned the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and took the prestigious honor as a call to action by shedding light to the “insidious disease” of domestic abuse.
Although Kidman reflected on the horrific play of events her character in Big Little Lies went through, she also took time out of her speech to thank Urban and their two daughters for the unconditional support they gave to her during the making of the series.
“I have two little girls — Sunnie and Faith. And my darling Keith who I asked to help me pursue this artistic path. And they have sacrificed so much for it,” Kidman told the crowd.
She also joked that her EMMY Award would sit proudly in her daughters’ room to show them how worthwhile it was to devote herself to the craft of acting when she was away from them for so long.
“I just want my two little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my mumma didn’t put me to bed it’s because of this’ — (at least) I got something,” she exclaimed with a laugh.
While Kidman got her time to shine at the awards show, she’ll return the favor to Urban as he was nominated for a handful of categories at the 51st Annual CMA Awards coming up later this fall. The show will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.