Zendaya made history at the Emmys when she became the youngest person ever to win for Lead Actress in a Drama series.
The 24-year old actress won for her role as recovering teen drug addict Rue Bennett in HBO’s drama series “Euphoria,” beating out more seasoned nominees including Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Coleman, Laura Linney, Sandra Oh, and Jodie Comer.
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Zendaya was still reeling from the surreal night. Taking to Instagram, she thanked everyone for their support. “Still on cloud nine…so grateful, still speechless, to all my friends and family who have texted/ tweeted/called etc,” she wrote. “I promise I will get back to you tomorrow when I’ve wrapped my head around this amazing night, until then…gonna go to sleep and make sure this isn’t a dream.”
Drake, who executive produced “Euphoria,” was among those who congratulated Zendaya on the historic win. He posted a a screenshot of Zendaya with her Emmy and captioned it, “@zendaya @euphoria it was a LOCK congratulations.”
Others including Reese Witherspoon also bestowed praise on the young actress. “So happy for you @Zendaya!! Your performance in #Euphoria is outstanding,” tweeted the “Big Little Lies” star.
“Euphoria” has been renewed for a second season.