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

Euphoriait is Zendaya once again made history Emmysbecoming the youngest two-time winner tonight, as she claimed her second drama actress statuette for her turn HBOthe popular teen drama series. (Watch his acceptance speech in full above.)

When the actress took the stage, she shared that she was “honoured to be alongside” the “incredible actresses” in her category, then thanked EuphoriaThe cast and the team. “Thank you for creating such a safe space to do this very difficult show. 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 went on to add that her “greatest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people,” thanking those who shared their stories, in the vein of her character, with her. “Anyone who’s loved a street or feels like a street, I want you to know that I’m so grateful for your stories, and 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 winner in production history, serving as an executive producer on Euphoria, if the series were to triumph in the Best Drama Series category. While she also landed a pair of names in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category this year, as the co-lyricist of Euphoria“Elliot’s Song” and “I’m Fated”, she and her colleagues named Labrinth, Muzhda Zemar-McKenzie and Sam Levinson lost in this arena for SchmidadonIt’s Cinco Paul.

Zendaya previously set an Emmys record with her first win of 2020 for her starring role in Euphoria, which makes her the youngest to conquer the dramatic actress. Among the Emmy contenders beaten this year by the actress were Melanie Lynskey (yellow jackets), Laura Linney (ozark), Reese Witherspoon (The morning show) and the Kill 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 East Highland town high school students, including 17-year-old Zendaya drug addict Rue, through their experiences of identity, trauma, drugs, family, friendships, love and of sex. The Levinson-created, written, directed and 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 in HBO history, behind only the epic fantasy series. game of thrones.

The series produced in partnership 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. 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 garnered a total of 25 Emmy nominations since 2020, also winning this year in the categories of Guest Drama Actor (Domingo), Choreography for Scripted Programming, Cinematography for Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Picture Editing single-camera for a Drama series and contemporary (non-prosthetic) makeup. In addition to Outstanding Drama Series, she was nominated tonight for Dramatic Supporting Actress (Sweeney). An additional 2,022 names came in the categories Guest Dramatic Actress (Martha Kelly), Drama Series Casting, Music Supervision, Contemporary Costumes, Contemporary Hairstyling, and Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).

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