I don’t believe in God but I’m going to thank her tonight – Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton found religion and God on Monday night at the Emmy Awards, after she won the supporting drama actress award at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmys for “Westworld”.
Thandie Newton who gave a speech while accepting her supporting drama actress award for playing Maeve on the HBO sci-fi series, said: “I don’t believe in God, but I’m going to thank her tonight.”
She also told the audience:
“I am so blessed. I am so f***ing blessed…” At this point the actress clapped her hand over her mouth as she realised she’d dropped the expletive – to more cheers from the audience.
“To work with the people that I have gotten to work with,” she said. “The cast and crew of – I can’t believe I’m here – the cast and crew of Westworld, I love you all so much.”
“My family, my daughter Ripley turns 18 today and I get to guide you and love you and protect you, which is my north star, I love you so much baby,” she said. “Thank you, thank you for this,”
Thandie Newton beat The Handmaid’s Tale stars Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski and Alexis Blediel, Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey, Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things, and Vanessa Kirby from The Crown to win the award. She revealed that the day was all the more special because it was her daughter’s 18th birthday. It was Newton’s second nomination and her first win at the Emmys. She was previously nominated for the same role in Westworld last year.
The event which was Co-hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Josh and MIchael Che, the ceremony saw Game of Thrones emerge as the biggest winner on the night, while Atlanta fans were left disappointed as the acclaimed FX comedy left empty handed.