by Billy Nilles | Sun., Sep. 17, 2017 7:59 PM
Big Little Lies has completed its Emmy sweep!
The HBO limited series took home top honors at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the award for Outstanding Limited Series. Chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, it beat out some remarkably stiff competition including Feud, Fargo, Genius and The Night Of, meaning that it won in nearly every category in which it was nominated.
Accepting the award from the legendary Cicely Tyson and Anika Noni Rose, star Reese Witherspoon began, "Nicole and I didn't know what we would do if we won. And we decided we would just let the microphone choose which one of would speak first. So, it's me." After the perfunctory thank yous to the execs at HBO who made the series possible, as well as the source material's author Liane Moriarty, Witherspoon looked to new Emmy winner and co-star Nicole Kidman for help.
"Thank you to the people that embraced this. The power of television, it has astounded us that we entered into your living rooms and people talked about it. And as much as the show had the entertainment value, it was also about issues," Kidman said. "We are so great grateful that you told your friends to watch the show. You can still watch it.
"And it is been an incredible year for women. Can I just say, bring women to the front of their own stories. And make them the hero of their own stories," Witherspoon made her plea to the room.
"This is a friendship that then created opportunities," Kidman added. "It created opportunities out of a frustration that we weren't getting offered great roles. So more great roles for women, please."
Hard to argue with that.
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