Friday, February 26, 2021

Zendaya becomes youngest lead drama actress to win Emmy


Zendaya said her heart was filled when she saw her fellow nominees, including Jennifer Aniston, cheering on the Euphoria actress for becoming the youngest drama lead actress to win an Emmy.
The 24-year-old Zendaya became emotional after she took home the trophy for her role in the HBO series, scoring one of the few long shot victories Sunday night. She is only the second Black actress to claim the lead drama actress award, following Viola Davis groundbreaking 2015 win for How To Get Away With Murder.
Zendaya along with her gleeful family and friends screamed, cheered, hugged and cried behind her as a stunned she accepted the award in what appeared to be a hotel suite.
I usually dont cry, she said in a virtual backstage interview. I got through it without letting it take over me. It was a very emotional moment. I still cant believe it myself. Its pretty crazy.
On Euphoria, Zendaya plays Rue Bennett, a teenage addict struggling with her sobriety and recovery on the series that delves into sex, drugs, trauma and identity among high-schoolers.
I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there,” she said. I know our TV show doesnt always feel like a great example of that,” but she thanked them for doing the work.
Zendaya said she was grateful to share the moment with family and friends despite the coronavirus pandemic, which has restricted interaction with loved ones.