Yes, she’s Zimbabwean, and we are very proud!
I’m surprised at the number of people who don’t want Thandie to be Zimbabwean. It’s so wild! https://t.co/8HEfIdEv6E
— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) September 18, 2018
Thandie Newton gave a moving acceptance speech after being announced as the winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress at this year’s Emmy Awards. The Westworld star prompted laughter from the audience at the Hollywood ceremony when she began with “I don’t even believe in God but I’m going to thank her tonight”.
Newton won the trophy over a murderers’ row of competitors: The Handmaid’s Tale stars Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski, and Alexis Bledel; Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey; Millie Bobby Brown from Stranger Things; and Vanessa Kirby from The Crown. Newton also thanked Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, and “Home Box Office,” because Thandie Newton is regal and she will call you by your government name!
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.