Zendaya Wins Emmy Awards For Outstanding Lead Actress
Zendaya Emmy Awards: Zendaya broke records on Sunday night, at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming the youngest-ever to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The 24-year-old star won for her role as Rue on HBO’s Euphoria.
“I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating,” she said. “But I just want to say that there is hope in the young people out there. I know that our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that, but there is hope in the young people. And I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you, I thank you.”
Zendaya likewise tried to express gratitude to the Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, who was inspired to make the show from his own encounters with drug addiction.
“I appreciate you so much; you’re my family,” Zendaya said. “I’m so grateful for Rue. I’m so grateful that you trusted me with your story.”
Other winners included Jeremy Strong, from HBO’s Succession, who won for his role as the lead actor. Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek swept every one of the seven of the comedy awards.
There was also a Memoriam in the ceremony, featuring a performance from H.E.R.