Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies is just phenomenal and above any kind of appreciation for an actor playing their character flawlessly, and this is the particular reason why she has been gathering awards at almost every award show this year.
Just two weeks after taking home a Golden Globe for her role in Big Little Lies, the 50-year-old won her first ever SAG Award for outstanding performance by a female actor.
Even though Kidman in the past has been nominated for 10 times, this was her first-ever SAG Award. While accepting the award, Nicole Kidman delivered one of the best speeches of the night. She started her speech by saying, “It means a lot to me. I’ve been working since I was 14 years old. Thank you SAG-AFTRA for giving me this.”
Making a good use of the opportunity, Kidman also thanked her friends and accomplices Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. Along with this, she thanked actresses like Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep and others who have paved the way for her to have continued success in her career well past the age of 40. “Twenty years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives. That’s not the case now. We’ve proven that we are potent and powerful and viable!”
Watch Nicole Kidman’s speech over here:
In the end, Kidman also thanked her family and the cast and crew of Big Little Lies.
Her decision to call out the once upheld ageism in Hollywood has got us thinking, when would ageism stop existing in other entertainment industries as well, particularly Bollywood.
We all know the story of how a male actor seems to be significant well in his 60s, while an actress has to bid adieu to her work, as soon as she turns 40 or gets married. Slowly and steadily we’re changing, however, would we ever be able to reach the same level where Hollywood stands today, any soon?