"How wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40-years-old. We are proving we are pontent and viable," the 50-year-old said. "When in years gone by, we would have been washed-up by now."
She continued: "I just beg that the industry stays behind us, because our stories are finally being told. It's only the beginning and I'm so proud to be part of a community that is instigating this change, but I applaud the writers, directors, studios and financiers to put passion and money behind our stories.
"We have proven that we can do this. We can continue to do this but only with support of this industry and that money and passion."
Kidman, who also shared that she is currently battling the flu, gave a special shoutout to her daughters and Keith.
"To my family, I am nothing without you." Watch Nicole's inspiring speech in full, below!