Nicole Kidman has been criticized for failing to mention her adopted children from her marriage to Tom Cruise in her Golden Globes award speech.
The star picked up the prize for Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series for her role in Big Little Lies on Sunday (07Jan18) and kicked off her acceptance speech by telling her two young daughters, Sunday and Faith, that she was bringing the award home to them.
“Thank you so much,” she said. “Oh, first cab off the rank (first prizewinner). That means my daughters are still awake. So Sunny, Faith, I love you. I’m bringing this home to you, babies.”
Following her speech, viewers took to Twitter to criticize her for leaving Isabella and Connor, who she adopted during her marriage to Tom, out of her message.
“That awkward feeling when Nicole Kidman only mentions her biological kids in her speech #criiiiiinge (sic),” one viewer wrote.
“Are we gonna talk about how Nicole Kidman didn’t thank her Tom Cruise kids? Um, those are still your kids right?” another viewer added.
“Did Nicole Kidman forget she has two kids with Tom Cruise in her thank you speech?,” another viewer wrote.
The Hours actress has reportedly had a rocky relationship with Isabella and Connor ever since her marriage to their father ended in 2001, but in a chat with BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour program last year (17), Nicole insisted she would always love her children and wanted a simple relationship with them.
“I don’t discuss any of my children in terms of their privacy because it’s their privacy,” she said. “All I say is there’s unconditional love and it’s that simple, and I try to keep things simple.”