Kidman, Moss hail 'power of women' at Golden Globes

Rosalie Gross
January 8, 2018

Host Seth Meyers referenced the ongoing harassment scandal that has rocked Hollywood as he opened the ceremony, saying: "Welcome ladies and remaining gentlemen".

The focus on women was reflected in the big winners of the night.

Can Nicole Kidman make an acceptance speech without leaving us in tears? "Let's keep the conversation alive".

Kidman's co-star Alexander Skarsgard took the award for best TV supporting actor for his role as the abusive husband Perry Wright and made sure to thank his "extraordinary, talented" female co-stars.

Kidman also took to honor her mother, Janelle Ann Kidman, for empowering her at an early age. "I speak on behalf of the five of us because we would not be in existence with this show and it wouldn't be as good", she said, referring to their help.

"May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retributions is our culture's new north star".

(Though the hype was real: Nicole Kidman did end up winning Best Actress in a TV Series).

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"This character I played represents something that's at the center of our conversation: abuse", said the actress, adding: "I do believe and hope that we can elicit change".

Coco won best motion picture, animated while Elisabeth Moss was awarded best performance by an actress in a television series, drama in "The Handmaid's Tale".

Before accepting the award for her role in the HBO series "Big Little Lies", Kidman got up to kiss her husband, but it didn't turn out as planned.

"My mamma was an advocate for the women's movement when I was growing up and because of her, I'm standing here", she said.

She made headlines for her unusual clapping at the 2017 Academy Awards, and she memorably kissed her "Big Little Lies" co-star Alexander Skarsgard on the lips before accepting her Emmy.

"This is from Margaret Atwood: "We were the people who were not in the papers".

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