Thandie Newton Wins One-Liner of the Night at 2018 Emmys With Female God Shout Out

The actress takes home the gold for her role as Maeve in Westworld

By Cydney Contreras Sep 18, 2018 2:08 AMTags
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Thandie Newton must be an Ariana Grande fan because she knows "God is a Woman."

The Westworld star took to the stage to accept the Emmy for Outstanding Support Actress in a Drama Series in a pink halter gown to thank her loved ones. She started off in typically charming fashion and ignited laughs when she said, "I don't even believe in god but I'm going to thank her tonight." 

After the crowd contained their giggles, she continued, "I am so blessed. I am so blessed... To work with the people that I have gotten to work with. The cast and crew of—I can't believe I'm here—the cast and crew of Westworld, I love you all so much."

And if this day wasn't special enough for the Brit, it is made sweeter by her daughter's 18th birthday. "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. Thank you, thank you for this," she passionately said, before walking off the stage with the stars of The Handmaid's TaleElisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley, who presented her with the award. 

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Newton beat out  Alexis Bledel from The Handmaid's Tale, Lena Headey of Game of ThronesMillie Bobby Brown from Stranger ThingsAnn Dowd from The Handmaid's Tale, Vanessa Kirby of The Crown and Yvonne Strahovski from The Handmaid's Tale.

Last year's winner was none other than Ann Dowd for her role as Aunt Lydia in the Hulu show, but it appears Newton's fierce performance as Maeve stole the show this year. 

To see who else took home the gold at the 2018 Emmys, check out the full list here!

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