Zendaya Makes History At The Emmys
21 September 2020, 06:50 | Updated: 2 October 2020, 21:46
Zendaya became the youngest person to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Euphoria.
Even though Zendaya struggles to post a simple selfie to Twitter, there's a lot she can do, like making history at the Emmys.
The Spider-Man: Homecoming star made history at the 72nd Emmys on Sunday, 20 September, after she became the youngest person to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
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At the age of 24, Zendaya - who's full name is Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman - won the coveted award for her role as Rue Bennett in Euphoria.
Not only is she now the youngest person to win this Emmy, but she is also the second Black actor win this award following Viola Davis' win for How To Get Away With Murder in 2015.
Whilst surrounded by her friends and family, Zendaya said "To the incredible cast and crew of Euphoria; I'm so lucky to get to go work with you every day,"
Continuing, after Jimmy Kimmel presented her with the award, she said, "I'm inspired by everything you do.
"I know that this feels like a really weird time to be celebrating, but I just want to say like 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. To all my peers out there doing the work, in the streets: I see you, I admire you, and I thank you."
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The likes of Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Sarah Paulson celebrated Zendaya's win on Twitter. R&B duo, Chloe x Halle said her win was "SO WELL DESERVED" as they stated they were crying.
YESS!!!! @Zendaya omg we’re in tears over here. SO WELL DESERVED pic.twitter.com/IiL2u0Bc6r— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) September 21, 2020