Nicole Kidman's daughters don't want her Emmy

Nicole Kidman with her Emmys.
Nicole Kidman with her Emmys. Photo: AP

Nicole Kidman famously declared the Emmy she won for her performance in acclaimed television series Little Big Lies would go to her daughters.

The only problem is the Australian star's little girls don't seem too fussed about their famous mother's impressive trophy.

"This is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go 'every time my mumma didn't put me to bed it is because of this. I got something',"  Kidman said when accepting the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series gong at the September ceremony.  

However, it turns out Sunny, 9, and 6-year-old Faith are not too keen on their mum's plan.

"The great equaliser is showing the Emmys to Sunny and Faith," Kidman said in an interview with USA Today.

"They don't want them. It's so funny. It's such a kid thing.

"Sunday was like, 'Mama, I know you said we could put it on our shelf but it won't fit. We have enough things on the shelf.'"

The amusing revelation came as Kidman spoke about the pressures of raising children with country music star husband Keith Urban while juggling a successful acting career.

Family is everything to her, so one of the main considerations when she took on the Big Little Lies role was that shooting was only 40 minutes away from her home. Even still, there were ups-and-downs.

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"You always have to juggle," she said.

"They sacrificed so much. Any working mother experiences that. My children and my husband sacrifice."

Kidman's ongoing commitment to take on strong female roles is reflected in her attitude towards raising independent young women.

"So much is stepping aside and letting them become who they are," she said.

"I don't know if I'm teaching them that as much as giving them their voices.

"I let them negotiate so they get a sense of who they are and what they can achieve and accomplish.

"It's more about being there and setting boundaries and offering unconditional love. I'm always trying to learn."