Another one for the trophy area! ZendayaShe won her second Emmy for her role in Rue EuphoriaAt the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, Monday, September 12.
“This means so much,” the Malcolm & Marie26-year-old star said this while accepting the award as Outstanding Lead Actress for Drama Series. “To all the incredible actresses in this category, I’m so honored to be beside you. Thank you to the amazing, talented cast and crew of EuphoriaThank you so much for creating such a safe place to show this very difficult show. I love you all so much.”
The ex-star of Disney Channel gave a shoutout to EuphoriaCreator and showrunner Sam Levinson. “Thank you to Sam for sharing Rue with me,” the Marvel actress gushed. “Thank you for believing in me even in moments when I didn’t believe in myself.”
The California native closed by thanking fans of the show, which is also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at Monday’s ceremony.
“And then lastly, I just wanna say my greatest wish for Euphoria is that it could help heal people,” Zendaya told the crowd. “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 am so grateful for your storiesAnd I carry them with me and I carry them with her, so thank you so much.”
The HBO star’s fellow nomineesFor the award were Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, Laura LinneyFor Ozark, Melanie LynskeyFor YellowjacketsAnd Reese WitherspoonFor The Morning Show.
With Monday’s win, Zendaya became the first Black woman to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama twice as well as the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history, Variety reports.
Zendaya won the same award in Sept 2020. EuphoriaShe was the youngest woman to win in this category. The coronavirus pandemic meant that the in-person ceremony was cut down.
“This is pretty crazy!” the K.C. K.C.She delivered her speech via Zoom. “To the incredible cast and crew of Euphoria … I’m inspired by everything you do. To Sam Levinson, I appreciate you so much, you’re my family.”
The DuneThe actress also acknowledged that COVID-19 gave the win a different feeling. “This feels like a really weird time to be celebrating,” she explained. “There is hope in the young people out there. To all my peers who are doing the work, thank you. Thank you.”