Zendaya becomes the youngest two-time Emmy winner in history
Zendaya Maree Coleman, popularly known as Zendaya has won the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for her performance in Euphoria. At 26 years old, she is the youngest actress to win two Emmys. She is also the first Black woman to win the same category twice. Zendaya thanked the cast and crew of “Euphoria” as well as those who have shared their stories with her.
During her speech, Zendaya thanked the cast and crew of “Euphoria” as well as those who have shared with her their stories of addiction.
eans so much. Thank you so much,” Zendaya said on stage. “To all the incredible actors in this category, I’m so honored to be beside you. Thank you to the incredible, incredible cast. Thank you for making such a safe space to make this very difficult show. I love you all so much.”
“Thank you to Sam [Levinson] for sharing Rue with me. Thank you for believing in me, even in moments when I didn’t believe in myself. And then lastly, I just want to say, my greatest wish for Euphoria was that it helped heal people. And I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shared their story with me. I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like they are a Rue, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories, and I carry them with me and I carry them with her. So, thank you so much.”
Zendaya defeat a tough slate of competitors which included Jodie Comer’s Killing Eve, Laura Linney Ozark, Melanie Lynskey Yellowjackets, Sandra Oh’s Killing Eve, and Reese Witherspoon’s The Morning Show. The euphoria did quite well in the lead-up, scoring wins for choreography, cinematography, makeup, editing, and guest actor for her costar Colman Domingo, who plays Rue’s sanguine sponsor Ali.