Nicole Kidman's Emmy Awards mean more to her than her Oscar because she has ''love'' in her life.

The 50-year-old actress - who has adopted kids Isabella, 24, and Connor, 22, with ex-husband Tom Cruise and daughters Sunday, nine, and Faith, six, with spouse Keith Urban - was a double winner in September, taking home prizes for acting in and producing HBO miniseries 'Big Little Lies' and her celebrations were much happier than when she scooped an Academy Award for her role in 'The Hours' 15 years ago, because it came not long after the end of her marriage to the 'Mission: Impossible' actor.

She said: ''I was so glad to win the two Emmys, because I have [two] daughters. It was amazing to take home two and go, 'You get one each.'

''When I won my Oscar, I was not in a great place in my life. I didn't have a partner to share it with.

''I was flailing, emotionally and personally. So, to win and Emmy and be in love and have my family...It's amazing.''

Nicole admitted it was an anticlimax when she won her Academy Award because she had no one to celebrate with.

Speaking on CBS' 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert', she recalled: ''I was alone. I sort of ordered some room service, and that was it --which I know is like, 'Oh.'

''There's something incredible about going home and going, 'Baby! We did it!' And that's what we did.''

Nicole teamed up with Reese Witherspoon to bring 'Big Little Lies' to the screen and she is very proud of their efforts.

She said: ''For us, this was a situation where we were frustrated, both Reese and I, at the things we were being offered. So, we were able to go, 'There's this great book [by Liane Moriarty] and we should option it. We should see if we can get it made and create some great roles for ourselves and our friends.'

''Suddenly, the whole thing snowballed, and it was one of those things where within a year, we were in production of this female-driven drama that took off and was so embraced by the audience.

''To join forces and use our power together is what was really, really fun.

''It gave us far more opportunity - and that's a great thing to be telling the younger generation.''