Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies HBO

Nicole Kidman is nominated for the best actress in a limited series or TV movie Emmy award, for playing Celeste Wright in HBO's Big Little Lies and the actress couldn't be more thrilled.

The series has scored 16 Emmy nominations, and Kidman will be going up against her co-producer and co-star, Reese Witherspoon, in the same category, and fellow cast members Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgard were nominated for the supporting role award.

According to the Lion actress, the Emmy nod is a big push for the show getting a season 2. "It inches us closer [to a second season]. But so much of it is trying to stay true to the characters and their voices. If we can do it, then it will be done. I believe their stories warrant it and I don't want to abandon them. We don't want to sell them short, either. But I'm hoping we can find it if we take the leap," she told Entertainment Weekly.

Talking about attending the Emmys on 17 September, the 50-year-old actress said, "This really feels like one of those moments — we're going to really enjoy this. It started with friendships and the friendships are strong. It's one of those times where nothing like this has happened before. We'll all be there holding hands."

Earlier a report stated that Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty is hard at work planning a potential second season of the HBO series.

"I have started to think about ways this could continue. The producers have asked me to see if I can come up with some ideas. I wouldn't write a new book but perhaps a new story and then we'll see what happens. I'm absolutely open to it because, once I started thinking, it was too much fun to see what I could do and to see these characters again. And there's definitely places you can go," she told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Teasing what's next for Kidman's character Celeste, Moriarty was quoted as saying, "And also what happens next [for Kidman's Celeste]. That's the question that's also a really interesting thing, when you've been through a relationship like that, how do you feel now? How would she feel? She's grieving. She's still grieving for the end of a terrible relationship, and I think that would be a really interesting thing to explore. So there's a whole lot of different storylines."