Zendaya made history after taking home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series during the 72nd Emmys.
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The “Euphoria” star is the youngest actress to ever win the highly coveted award.
“I’m really, really nervous,” she said, accepting the accolade.
.@Zendaya wins lead actress in a drama series for her role in "Euphoria," becoming the youngest-ever winner of the category at age 24. https://t.co/MBKs1IK0Ff pic.twitter.com/Pk5P75HbOI
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 21, 2020
“I just want to say thank you to the TV Academy and all the other women. This is crazy. Thank you HBO and A24 for your support. Thank you to my family and my team. To the incredible cast and crew of ‘Euphoria’. I’m so lucky and I’m inspired by everything you do.”
Zendaya continued, “I feel like this is a weird time to be celebrating, but there is hope in the young people out there. I know our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that, but there is hope in the young people. And to my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you and I thank you. And thank you so, so much.”
“This is, whoa!”
Despite the event taking place virtually, Zendaya went full glam with a plunging Christopher John Rogers dress to start and then changed into a custom Giorgio Armani Privé for the award.
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Celebs were quick to comment on Zendaya’s huge win Sunday, with Drake writing on his Instagram Story: “@Zendaya @euphoria it was a LOCK… congratulations.”
Chloe x Halle posted:
YESS!!!! @Zendaya omg we’re in tears over here. SO WELL DESERVED pic.twitter.com/IiL2u0Bc6r
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) September 21, 2020
See more reaction below.
“Hope in the young people” YESSSSSSS @Zendaya
— Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) September 21, 2020
I KNOW THATS RIGHT OAKLAND CALIFORNIA @Zendaya ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ THATS MY MF SISTER YUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) September 21, 2020
ZENDAYA WON AN EMMY LETS GOOOO
— Meech (@DemetriusHarmon) September 21, 2020
Congratulations to @Zendaya on making history last night as the youngest person ever to win an #Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series! https://t.co/fMAg3aoFnq
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 21, 2020