Kidman thanks mum in Globe victory speech

January 08, 2018

Nicole Kidman has been honoured for portraying a victim of domestic violence in Big Little Lies.

An emotional Nicole Kidman has used her Golden Globe acceptance speech to honour her mother for the work she did in Australia as an advocate for women.

Kidman won the Golden Globe on Sunday for her performance as an abused wife in the TV mini-series Big Little Lies.

The significance of Kidman's win was magnified at the Globes which became a platform for the Time's Up movement supporting all women and men silenced by abuse, harassment and discrimination in Hollywood and other industries.

Kidman and the industry's other elite actors at the Beverly Hilton wore black gowns and suits for the landmark moment in response to numerous scandals involving some of Hollywood's most powerful men.

"My mum was an advocate for the women's movement when I was growing up and because of her I'm standing here," Kidman told the A-List crowd.

"My achievements are her achievements and Antonio Kidman, my sister, and I say thank you Janelle Kidman for what you fought for so hard.

"This character that I play represents something that is the centre of our conversation right now - abuse.

"I do believe, and hope, we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them.

"Let's keep the conversation alive.

A teary Kidman ended her speech with words for husband, Keith Urban.

"When my cheek is against yours everything else melts away and that is love," she said.

"I love you so much."

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