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Nicole Kidman Spoke About Domestic Abuse In Her Emmys Speech

"By you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more."

Posted on September 17, 2017, at 11:20 p.m. ET

Nicole Kidman won her first Emmy on Sunday (Sept. 17) for her role as Celeste on HBO's Big Little Lies.

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A large part of the show deals with Celeste's toxic relationship with her abusive husband, Perry.

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In her acceptance speech, Kidman thanked many people, including her co-stars, the crew, HBO, and her family.

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And at the end of her speech, the actor took the time to address the issue of domestic abuse.

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"I want [my daughters] to know that sometimes when you're acting, you get a chance to bring a bigger message and this is their contribution and your contribution. We've shone a light on domestic abuse," Kidman said.

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"It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know," she continued.

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"It is filled with shame and secrecy, and by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more."

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