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Thandie Newton Wins Her First Emmy for Her Role in 'Westworld'

A long overdue but well-deserved accolade!

Zimbabwean-British actress Thandie Newton has snagged her first Emmy, winning the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award for her role in HBO's Westworld.

Newton has played the role of Maeve Millay in the sci-fi western's two seasons, where it explores "the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin." She also was nominated for this role last year.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's 'Farming' Lands Sizable International Deal After Its World Premiere at TIFF

The intense film from the Nigerian-British actor-turned-director and writer will soon appear on big screens around the world.

Farming was one of the films from Africa and the diaspora to watch at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and it's now the second from that crop to land an international deal.

Directed by Nigerian-British actor-turned-director/writer Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lionsgate UK acquired the UK rights to the film with HanWay Films. The distribution entity is also handling sales and closing deals in France, the Benelux region, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, South Korea, China, Greece, Portugal, Singapore, Turkey and more, Deadline reports. WME Endeavor Content will oversee the film's U.S. sale with HanWay and CAA.

Farming draws from Akinnuoye-Agbaje's own life his for his directorial debut, telling the story about Enitan (Damson Idris), a London-born Nigerian child who was intentionally placed in a white working-class home as part of a 1960s social experiment in hopes of giving him a brighter future. Enitan floats between cultures, where he ends up hanging with the wrong crowd becoming a leader of white skinhead gang.

Watch the clip from Farming below.

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Comedian W. Kamau Bell Joins Anthony Bourdain on a Kenyan Adventure In the Final Season of 'Parts Unknown'

Watch an emotional W. Kamau Bell look back on his life changing experience in the latest trailer.

The news of Anthony Bourdain's untimely death in June was a shock to us all.

As we reflect on the impact his work as a chef and storyteller has had in conversations surrounding food, travel and the human connection, we'll soon get to see the last few times Bourdain was able to do what he loved.

The latest trailer for the final season of CNN's Parts Unknown dropped over the weekend, which teases the only episode with Bourdain's narration—his trip to Kenya with comedian, author and host of CNN's United Shades of America W. Kamau Bell, Indie Wire reports.

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