Zendaya wins Emmy for Best Actress in a Drama Series
At the 2022 Emmys, Zendaya won for the second time in leading acting, setting a new record for the youngest individual to do so. Her participation was in recognition of her role in the HBO series Euphoria.
“This means so much. Thank you so much,” Zendaya said in speech. “To all the incredible actors in this category, I’m so honored to be beside you. Thank you to the incredible, incredible cast. Thank you for making such a safe space to make this very difficult show. I love you all so much.”
She Continued “Thank you to Sam [Levinson] for sharing Rue with me. Thank you for believing in me, even in moments when I didn’t believe in myself. And then lastly, I just want to say, my greatest wish for Euphoria was that it helped heal people. And I just want to say thank you to everyone who have 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 what I’m so grateful for your stories, and I carry them with me and I carry them with her. So, thank you so much.”
In 2020, the lead actress and executive producer of Euphoria became the youngest woman to win the Emmy for best actress in a drama series. For her role as Rue, a troubled teen in HBO’s popular Euphoria, she bested other candidates Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh of Killing Eve, Laura Linney of Ozark, Olivia Colman of The Crown, and Jennifer Aniston of The Morning Show.
This year’s nomination made her the youngest person of colour to be nominated twice for best actress in a drama series. For her work as an executive producer on the programme is second season, she has also been nominated for an Emmy (as she did not serve as an exec producer on its first).
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Laura Linney (Ozark), Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), and Reese Witherspoon were the other candidates for lead actress in a comedy this year (The Morning Show).
Hosted by Kenan Thompson, the 74th Annual Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.