Thandie Newton won her first Emmy Award for her scene-stealing role as Maeve Millay in Westworld at the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony.
“I don’t even believe in God but I’m gonna thank her tonight,” Newton said during her acceptance speech. “I’m so blessed… to work with the people I’ve gotten to work with: the cast and crew of Westworld, I love you all so much, Lisa Joy, Jonah Nolan, Home Box Office, J.J. Abrams, our guardian angel.”
This is Westworld’s first win of 2018; the show was nominated for 13 awards, including Best Drama. The HBO series scooped four Emmys at the 2017 ceremony in technical categories (Sound Mixing, Makeup, Hairstyling and Visual Effects), but this is the show’s first win in a major category.