Zendaya, at simply 26 years outdated, has grow to be the primary Black girl to win an Emmy Award within the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series class two occasions, each occasions incomes a trophy for her efficiency as Rue Bennett within the hit HBO sequence Euphoria. The second trophy on her mantle has made her the youngest Hollywood star to win an performing honor at the Emmy Awards twice.

“My biggest want for Euphoria was that it may assist heal individuals,” Zendaya shared in her acceptance speech. “I simply need to say thanks to everybody who has shared their story with me. I need you to know that anybody who has liked a Rue or appears like they’re a Rue, I need you to know I’m so grateful on your tales, and I carry them with me, and I carry them along with her.”

Along with the Outstanding Lead Actress win, Zendaya was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series as a producer on Euphoria. Though Succession ended up taking house the coveted prize, a win for the younger actress would have topped her the youngest Emmy Award-winning producer within the present’s historical past.

She additionally picked up two nominations for Outstanding Original Music for 2 Euphoria songs, “Elliot’s Song” with Dominic Fike and “I’m Tired” with Labrinth, with Cinco Paul taking house the prize for “Corn Puddin’” from the Apple TV+ sequence Schmigadoon!

Zendaya beforehand made history at the 2020 Emmys when she turned the youngest girl — and solely the second Black girl (after Viola Davis) — to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama at the age of 24. 

Additionally, the present won five Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, together with Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Colman Domingo and prizes for choreography, cinematography, make-up, and modifying. 

While Zendaya’s history-making night time and Euphoria’s spectacular Emmy haul are clearly excellent news for the present, it — and its stars — have been at the middle of some critical off-screen intrigue this yr. Admittedly, the gossipy hubbub in regards to the politics of Sydney Sweeney’s prolonged household received’t have any actual affect on Euphoria, however the present did lose one in all its most beloved solid members, Barbie Ferreira. While Ferreira was a Season One fan favourite, she unexpectedly turned a Season Two bit-player amid rumors of pressure between her and creator/showrunner Sam Levinson. Ferreira did push again in opposition to these rumors and, upon leaving the present, mentioned, “After 4 years of attending to embody probably the most particular and enigmatic character Kat, I’m having to say a really teary-eyed goodbye.”

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