NEWS

Australian Actress Nicole Kidman Gives An Emotional Speech After Receiving Her Very First SAG Award After 10 Nominations

January 25, 2018 14:50

A round of applause for Nicole Kidman! What a great honor, the Ozzie actress finally won the SAG Award this year!

What an honor it must have been to receive an award after hitting the golden jubilee.

Nicole Kidman’s career

Nicole Mary Kidman is an amazing Australian actress, producer, and occasional singer. She first appeared on television at the age of 16 in the film Bush Christmas, in 1983. From there, she played the lead in the movie BMX Bandits and also acted in Bangkok Hilton and Dead Calm.

She gained recognition from Tom Cruise who cast her for the role as Dr. Claire Lewicki in the action flick Days of Thunder and later became her husband. Kidman got massive worldwide recognition thereafter and acted in the romance movies Far and Away, To Die For, and Batman Forever.

In an interview about the superhero flick, she once said:

I just loved the idea of doing something that was completely unpredictable for me, ... People didn't expect me to do this kind of movie, so that's why I wanted to do it!

Although Cruise and Kidman’s marriage ended in a divorce in 2001, her career continued to flourish. In 2003, she won the Best Actress Oscar for her disguised role as author Virginia Woolf in The Hours and continued to release amazing work thereafter.

Kidman's emotional SAG award acceptance speech

Embed from Getty Images

In the 24th SAG Awards ceremony, the 50-year-old actress finally went home with a statue after 10 nominations. She got the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for her role in Big Little Lies.

In her speech, she showed deep emotions and great gratitude to the actors for acknowledging her work. Kidman went on to congratulate other actresses, including Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.

Embed from Getty Images

She also condemned ageism in the acting industry, saying it was wonderful that nowadays, acting careers can go beyond 40 years. She then added that she is only just beginning.

Nicole Speaks Out Against Abuse in Golden Globes Speech

Nicole Kidman won the Best Actress in a Limited Series at the Golden Globes for her work as Celeste in HBO’s Big Little Lies. In her speech, she thanked her female co-stars and those who helped her to get to this point in her life and career.

Embed from Getty Images

Nicole told the audience about how her role in the movie addressed the issue of abuse and about how the messages they passed through their entertainment platforms should be meaningful and educative to the public.

Kidman went on to thank her beloved husband Keith Urban and her mother who was an advocate for the women’s movement when she was growing up.

We congratulate the amazing actress and wish her more victories moving forward. She surely deserved the award!

READ ALSO: Golden Globes 2018: Three Women Who Didn’t Follow The Dress Code

Nicole Kidman War