Zendaya Becomes Youngest Actress To Win Emmy For ‘Euphoria’ Role
On Twitter, people celebrated Zendaya’s record-breaking win as soon as it happened.
zendaya is the youngest actress ever to win an award for best actress in a drama series pic.twitter.com/HaqOuhHdve
— ʚ♡ɞ (@dykeangst) September 21, 2020
— 𝓜. (@MEENAVOGUEE) September 21, 2020
zendaya just came out of disney channel 3 years ago and is already the youngest lead actress in a drama series…who exactly is on her level? pic.twitter.com/MTSiLmcdK0
— ZENDAYA EMMY AWARD WINNER (@finstkind) September 21, 2020
Many users were also quick to point out that she was also the second ever black actress to win in the category, both as a part of the celebration and as a way to shine a light on the industry’s bias.
not only was zendaya the YOUNGEST actress to EVER win best lead actress in a drama series at age 24, but she was also the second black actress to win this category. zendaya made fucking history and i couldn’t be more proud pic.twitter.com/3r1oIdNEkF
— cloutfornoah (@cloutfornoah) September 21, 2020
Everyone is focused on @Zendaya’s age as the youngest Best Actress in a Drama Series winner… but let’s not forget she’s only the 2nd Black actress to ever win in this category… in 72 years. #Emmys https://t.co/qjI5W3I8on
— Steven Canals (@StevenCanals) September 21, 2020
“I still can’t believe it myself,” Zendaya said. “It’s pretty crazy.”
The actress has not yet taken to social media to celebrate her win, but has instead been celebrating the other Emmy wins of Euphoria‘s crew. The only acknowledgement she has made of her own award on Twitter was in the form of an update to her profile picture, which is now a screenshot of her yelling with the Emmy in hand.
YOOOO!!! Huge congratulations to the brilliant, out of this universe genius that I have had the honor of working with, the one and only… @Labrinth You deserve this and so much more brother. https://t.co/h5z5eRCnvT
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 18, 2020
This is so so special!!! I’m so freakin proud of everyone🥺 https://t.co/JeRip9c5UO
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) September 20, 2020
Last year, Jodie Comer set the record Zendaya broke by winning an Emmy for her role in Killing Eve at 26 years old. Roxana Zal, who was 14 years old when she won the 1984 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, remains the youngest ever winner of an Emmy award.