Nicole Kidman’s ultra-inspiring SAG Award speech focuses on Hollywood’s changing attitude to ageOn January 22, 2018 by Lucius
Nicole Kidman used her SAG Award win to celebrate the fact that acting careers for women nowadays “can go beyond 40 years old.”
The Big Little Lies star picked up the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor, winning over co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern and Feud: Bette & Joan stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon.
During her SAG Awards speech, Kidman, 50, gave a wholehearted shoutout to actresses her age and older, including Lange and Sarandon, as well as the likes of Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Judy Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Shirley Maclaine and Judi Dench.
“I revere you, I’ve watched you, and I’ve learnt from you,” she said. “I want to thank you all for your trailblazing performances you’ve given over your career and how wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old.
“20 years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives. That’s not the case now. We’ve proven, and these actresses and so many more are proving that we are potent and powerful and viable.
“To receive this at this stage of my life is extraordinary, and at this time in the industry when these things are going on.”
Get ’em, Kidman.