Uproar: Nicole Kidman Did Not Mention Her Adopted Kids During The Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Date January 19, 2018

The Golden Globes had many big winners this year; some of them were more surprising than others. Nicole Kidman beat fellow nominees Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Jessica Lange (Feud: Bette and Joan), Susan Sarandon (Feud: Bette and Joan), and Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies) to win the Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries.

Kidman's acceptance speech was not long, but she did mention a good number of her colleagues. She thanked co-star and fellow nominee Witherspoon and also thanked Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoe Kravitz for their contributions to her win.

In addition, Kidman noted that the award was the result of a collective effort; thus, it belonged to the team. She said, "we pledged allegiance to each other and commitment to each other. This is ours to share."

In light of the Time’s Up Initiative, Kidman also thanked her mother, who is also a strong supporter of women’s right. Kidman particularly identifies with the character she plays in Big Little Lies who is a victim of abuse.

She believes that Hollywood can make a difference by championing positive causes through creative storytelling.

She didn’t mention her adopted children

During her speech, Kidman also thanked her family, husband, and their daughters, Sunny and Faith. However, Kidman failed to mention her two kids she adopted while married to Tom Cruise, Connor and Isabella.

And this is not the first time this has happened. First of all, Kidman did not mention her adopted children earlier in 2017 while accepting her Emmy for Big Little Lies. Speculation is that the relationship between mother and the kids may be a strained because of Cruise’s connection with the Church of Scientology.

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Former Scientologists have posited that Kidman had been more or less excommunicated from the Church and labeled a "Suppressive Person". Essentially, members were expected to sever all ties with such people. Kidman has not denied or confirmed whether this is the reason for her omission.

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Connor, however, is reported to still maintain a cordial relationship with Kidman as he suggests in a 2014 interview. In addition, it is reported that Isabella warmed up to Kidman not long after her marriage to Urban.

Social media reacts

The awards are history now but social media is still talking about Kidman and her omissions.

Finally, we will have to wait to find out if Kidman responds to questions and comments on the issue in the future.

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