Witherspoon went on to talk about what an honor it was to work with Kidman on the Emmy-winning HBO mini-series Big Little Lies.
"She’d come to set and she became this woman, Celeste Wright, who was the mother of two, the wife to a wealthy man, who seemingly has it all together, but she holds a secret in her heart, a dark secret," she said. "This powerful performance showed the intricacies of what so many women are going through in abusive relationships, and I truly believe this helped open up the conversation that so many people are having now about people who are facing the same struggle with abuse and harassment in their own lives. I truly believe that."
Kidman then took the stage to accept the accolade and greeted Witherspooon with a huge hug before proclaiming, "To know you is to love you, baby, so thank you."