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Wed, 5 Dec, 2018Basmah Qazi

Nicole Kidman credits her mother's “tough love” parenting for her success

Last night was definitely a night to remember for Oscar award winning actress Nicole Kidman as she took home the Best Supporting Actress title for her performance in Boy Erased at the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

And as she accepted the prestigious award, the Big Little Lies star, 51, gave a special shout out to the woman she credits all her success to – her mother Janelle.

“She has loved me so much,” she said as she stood on stage accepting the award.

“My mum has said a lot of things to me – pull your head in and get yourself up off the ground, Nicole, and get on with it … which is a great piece of advice,” she added.

After appearing on the red carpet with her mother and actress’ niece Lucia Hawley by her side, Nicole told The Daily Telegraph Confidential: “There are three generations of us here tonight which is really lovely.”

The event, which was held at The Star in Sydney, was attended by some of Australia’s most famous faces.

After the show ended, Nicole took to Instagram to share a photograph of the trio looking relaxed and happy.

“Grateful to be going to the AACTA Awards with my mum and niece in Australia,” she wrote in the caption.

“Thank you for the nominations for #BoyErased, it means so much.”

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