In her speech, Kidman applauded other nominees including Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon and condemned ageism in the industry, saying, “To receive this at this stage in my life is extraordinary.”
“How wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old,” she said. “Twenty years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives. That’s not the case now. We’ve proven … and are proving that we are potent, and powerful and viable.”
She added: “I just beg that the industry stays behind us … it’s only the beginning.”
This is Kidman’s first SAG Award win. She was previously nominated in 2017 for Lion, in 2016 for Grace of Monaco, in 2013 for The Paperboy and Hemingway & Gellhorn, in 2011 for Rabbit Hole and in 2003 for The Hours.