Nicole Kidman criticised for ignoring adopted kids in awards speech
The actress took home the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series at the Golden Globes.
Nicole Kidman took to the stage to accept the award for her role in Big Little Lies last night, however, her speech led to much criticism thanks to those she mentioned and those she did not.
The actress immediately spoke directly to her two youngest daughters, Sunday and Faith.
“I love you. I’m bringing this home to you, babies,” she said.
However, her speech ended without the actress making reference to her two adopted children, Connor and Isabella.
Viewers quickly criticised the actress for the omitting her two eldest children who she adopted when she was with Tom Cruise.
“Nicole did not thank her daughter and son she adopted in her speech,” one viewer said.
“She didn’t thank them at the Emmys either – I am not surprised.”
Others’ comments were much more critical, with one tweet reading:
“Nicole Kidman’s continues refusal to acknowledge that she has more than two children seriously makes me sick.”
— ??Patti Taylor?? (@ThisPatti) January 8, 2018
I'm glad I'm not the only one perturbed by Nicole Kidman failing to say she had 4 children in her Emmy speech! #Emmys2017
— Helen Clements (@helenaduberry) September 22, 2017
However, others defended the Big Little Lies star, saying that her adopted children’s religious affiliations could prevent her from mentioning them publicly.
Connor and Isabella remain a part of the Church of Scientology with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, which many say might be the reason they weren’t included in the speech.