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Nicole Kidman kissed Alexander Skarsgård on the lips when he won an Emmy for his performance in “Big Little Lies” on Sunday night — and her husband, Keith Urban, joined in the applause.
While the public sign of affection for her costar didn’t seem to faze the country singer, the Twitterverse had a far more extreme reaction.
“Nicole Kidman kissed Alexander Skarsgard on the lips right in front of her husband … The ultimate power move,” tweeted one user.
“Nicole Kidman kissing Alexander Skarsgard on the lips in front of her own husband. A HERO. A LEGEND,” tweeted another.
Reactions ranged from utter confusion to awe, and many rushed to support Kidman in kissing her costar.
Skarsgård won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series Emmy for his role as Perry Wright in “Big Little Lies.” Others nominated in the category were Davis Thewlis, Alfred Molina, Stanley Tucci, Bill Camp and Michael Kenneth Williams.
Kidman and Skarsgård played husband and wife in an abusive relationship –Skarsgård’s character would often beat and belittle Kidman’s, but the abuse would eventually lead to sex.
“Big Little Lies” also stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz. All together, the limited series scored eight Emmys, including Kidman winning best lead and director Jean-Marc Vallee winning for best directing in a limited series.
See reactions to Kidman andSkarsgård’s kiss below.