Are Nicole Kidman's Scientologist children forbidden to speak to her? Emmys speech leads to speculation

Nicole Kidman's impassioned acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the Emmys -- but careful listeners noticed something both telling and troubling.

The actress devoted the conclusion of her speech to her immediate family, with special recognition to her two children. The only problem? She has four.

“I have two little girls, Sunday and Faith, and my darling Keith, who I ask to help me pursue this artistic path, and they have to sacrifice so much for it,” Kidman said as she accepted her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in "Big Little Lies."

She then spoke directly to the girls: "So this is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my mama didn’t put me to bed, it is because of this. I got something.’"

Noticably absent was any mention at all of older children Isabella, 24, and Connor, 22, both of whom she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise. Like their father, both kids are practicing Scientologists.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 1996: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) American actor, Tom Cruise, with his Australian actress wife, Nicole Kidman, and children, Isabella and Connor, at Jet Charter Centre after arriving in Sydney for a family holiday. (Photo by Newspix/Getty Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman and her son Connor sit at the dias as they attend the American Cinematheque Tribute to Nicole Kidman November 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills. Kidman received the 2003 American Cinematheque Award for her contributions to cinema. Kidman's daughter Isabella was also in attendance. The tribute will be telecast on the AMC cable network December 1 in the United States.
Actress Nicole Kidman and her children son Connor (C) and daughter Isabella sit at the dias as they attend the American Cinematheque Tribute to Nicole Kidman November 14, 2003 in Beverly Hills. Kidman received the 2003 American Cinematheque Award for her contributions to cinema. The tribute will be telecast on the AMC cable network December 1 in the United States.
Actress Nicole Kidman (C) and her adopted children Isabella (L) and Connor stand during the seventh inning stretch, at Game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, October 15, 2003. REUTERS/Shaun Best PM/GN
Nicole Kidman's daughter, Isabella Cruise (left), Antonia Kidman, and her daughter outside her Darling Point home on Sunday, June 15, 2006. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 25: Actress Nicole Kidman (C) and her children Connor (2nd-L) and Isabella (2nd-R) attend a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat at the Staples Center December 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman take a walk through Central Park with their daughter Isabella. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman and daugther Isabella (short hair) (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, who has made it her mission to shine a light on the controversial religion, has openly spoken about the common practice of "disconnecting," or ceasing all contact, with people of whom the Church disapproves. Many believe that Isabella and Connor are no longer permitted to have any contact with Kidman.

“Nicole Kidman didn’t mention her kids w/ Tom Cruise in her speech. That’s cause they were forced to disconnect from her by Scientology,” tweeted New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali.

In 2015, Isabella got married in a Scientology ceremony. Her mother was allegedly banned from attending, according to press reports at the time.

It has also been long rumored that Cruise himself has "disconnected" from his other ex-wife, Katie Holmes, and their young daughter Suri.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Nicole Kidman accepts Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'Big Little Lies' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
69th Primetime Emmy Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Nicole Kidman. REUTERS/Mike Blake
69th Primetime Emmy Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman. REUTERS/Mike Blake
69th Primetime Emmy Awards ? Show ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Sarah Paulson and Jason Bateman present the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie to Nicole Kidman for ?Big Little Lies?. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
69th Primetime Emmy Awards ? Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 - Nicole Kidman. REUTERS/Mike Blake
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Nicole Kidman accepts Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'Big Little Lies' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Nicole Kidman accepts Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for 'Big Little Lies' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (From center L) Actor Nicole Kidman, writer-producer David E. Kelley, actor Reese Witherspoon, and actor Zoe Kravitz accept the Outstanding Limited Series award for 'Big Little Lies' onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) Actors Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz speak onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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