Zendaya Becomes Youngest Ever To Win Emmy For Best Lead Actress In Drama –
Zendaya made history, Sunday night, at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards by becoming the youngestever to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The 24yearold star won for her performance as Rue on HBO’s Euphoria.
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“I know this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating,” she added. “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 also made sure to thank Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, who was inspired to make the show based on his own experiences with drug addiction.