With the exception of a few roles, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman isn’t really known for her work in television in the United States. Fortunately for her, she made her presence felt at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
The actress took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her work in the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies. She managed to beat Carrie Coon, Jessica Lange, Felicity Huffman, Susan Sarandon, and her Big Little Lies co-star Reese Witherspoon for the trophy.
This is her first Emmy win in her illustrious career; in 2012, she was nominated in the same category for the HBO film Hemingway & Gellhorn, which was her first acting appearance on TV since 1993.
Kidman didn’t forget Witherspoon during her acceptance speech. “Reese, I share this with you. Without you, I would not be standing up here,” she stated at the award ceremony.
Both stars will work together again in the crime drama Truly Madly Guilty, which is set to start shooting in the near future. Both Truly Madly Guilty and Big Little Lies were written by Australian author Liane Moriarty. Over the summer, talks of a second season for Big Little Lies began with both ladies looking to reprise their roles.
Before the year is out, she’ll appear in the psychological horror-thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer with Colin Farrell, who starred with her in the drama The Beguiled earlier this year. The film is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, who was nominated for two Oscars for his work in Dogtooth and The Lobster. Next year, the actress will appear in The Upside, Boy Erased, and become a part of the DC Extended Universe with Aquaman.