Zendaya Wins 2022 Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Deadline

Euphoria‘s Zendaya has made history again emmy awardstonight she became the youngest two-time acting winner in history as she claimed her second Drama Actress statuette for her performance. hboThe acclaimed teen drama series. (Watch his acceptance speech in full above.)

As the actress took the stage, she shared that she was “honored to stand alongside” the “incredible actresses” in her category, then thanked EuphoriaThe cast and crew. “Thank you for creating such a safe space to make this show so difficult. I love you all so much,” Zendaya said. “Thank you to the Academy, thank you to my friends and family, some of whom are here tonight. thanks to sam [Levinson] for sharing Rue with me. Thank you for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself.”

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Zendaya added that her “greatest desire to Euphoria was that she could help heal people”, thanking those who have shared their stories, in line with her character, with her. “Anyone who has ever loved a Rue, or feels like a Rue, I want you to know that I am so grateful for her stories, I carry them with me and I carry them with her,” she said. “So thank you very much.”

Zendaya, 26, may also soon become the youngest winning producer in history, as an executive producer on Euphoria, should the show win in the Outstanding Drama Series category. While this year she also garnered a couple of nominations in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category, as co-lyricist for Euphoriasongs from “Elliot’s Song” and “I’m Tired,” she and fellow noms Labrinth, Muzhda Zemar-McKenzie, and Sam Levinson lost in that arena to SchmigadoonIt’s Five Paul.

Zendaya previously set an Emmy record with her first win of 2020 for her lead role in Euphoria, making her the youngest drama actress to win. Emmy nominees beaten out this year by the actress included Melanie Lynskey (yellow jackets), Laura Linney (Ozarks), Reese witherspoon (the morning show) and the killing eve duet of Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh.

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Based on the Israeli series of the same name, created by HOT’s Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, Euphoria follows a group of high school students in the town of East Highland, including Zendaya’s 17-year-old drug addict, Rue, through their experiences of identity, trauma, drugs, family, friendships, love, and sex. The Levinson-created, written, directed and executive-produced show returned for its second season in January and was renewed for a third the following month, this time establishing itself as the most-watched show in HBO history, behind only epic fantasy series. game of Thrones.

The series produced in collaboration with A24 also stars Hunter Schafer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Colman Domingo, Angus Cloud, Jacob Elordi, Algee Smith, Sydney Sweeney, Alexa Demie, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Javon Walton, Dominic Fike, Storm Reid. , Austin Abrams and more. The Levinson executive produces alongside Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Drake, Adel “Future” Nur, Zendaya, Will Greenfield, Ashley Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin and Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein.

Euphoria has earned a total of 25 Emmy nominations since 2020, and also won this year in the categories of Guest Actor for Drama (Sunday), Choreography for Scripted Programming, Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Editing for single-camera images for a Drama Series and Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic). In addition to Outstanding Drama Series, she was nominated tonight for Supporting Actress in a Drama (Sweeney). Additional 2022 nominations came in the categories of Dramatic Guest Actress (Martha Kelly), Drama Series Casting, Music Supervision, Contemporary Costume Design, Contemporary Hairstyling, and Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).

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