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Emmys 2018: Thandie Newton wins Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Westworld

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Sep 17, 2018

Monday night the stars hit the gold carpet at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles to celebrate the best of television.

Thandie Newton picked up a win for HBO's Westworld at for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Maeve, a sentient being. It was Newton's first Emmy win and she was visibly shocked when her name was announced. Newton took to the stage first noting, "I don't even believe in God but I'm gonna thank her tonight."

She then thanked the team behind Westworld, including HBO and J.J. Abrams.

“The cast and crew of — I can’t believe I’m here — the cast and crew of Westworld, I love you all so much," she said in shock. "Lisa Joy, Jonah Nolan, Home Box Office. J.J. Abrams, our guardian angel.”

Newton won in a genre-heavy category beating Lena Headey from Game of Thrones, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, and Yvonne Strahovski from The Handmaid's Tale, and Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things to take home the statue.

However, Newton picked up the only award for Westworld on a disappointing Emmys night for genre showsWestworld had 21 nominations across categories for the night, (second only to it's HBO counterpart Game of Thrones, which had 22 but grabbed the Best Drama Series statue). Overall, HBO still had a good night tying Netflix for the most Emmy wins.

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