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Oscar winner Nicole Kidman won her first ever Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, for her role in "Big Little Lies". She called domestic abuse a "complicated, insidious disease". Kidman played Celeste, a wife and mother who becomes the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband Perry, essayed by Alexander Skarsgard, who also won an Emmy here on September 17.
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Looking resplendent and radiant in a red gown, Kidman thanked her husband Keith Urban and her daughters for supporting her career, and said she hoped the Emmy win can be a lesson for others in a way. "Sometimes, when you're acting you get a chance to bring a bigger message... We shone a light on domestic abuse," she said. "It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy. And by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more," she said in gratitude to the Television Academy.
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Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who served as executive producers on the series, were pitted against each other in the Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series.
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Later, when the team took the stage to accept the Outstanding Limited Series honour, Witherspoon said: "It has been an incredible year for women, (to) bring women to the front of the stories."
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The actress also thanked Kidman, Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley, by saying: "I share this with my tribe of four ladies. I feel very proud to be a part of reflecting fierce women and mothers."
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