Emmys: Zendaya Becomes Youngest Drama Actress Winner

7:53 PM PDT 9/20/2020 by Hilary Lewis

The 24-year-old 'Euphoria' star was joined by her "family and whole team," who cheered when she won, as she reflected on the "hope in the young people."

Euphoria's Zendaya, 24, made history at the Emmys on Sunday night, becoming the youngest ever best actress in a drama series winner, beating fellow nominee Jodie Comer, who won last year at the age of 26.

The former Disney Channel star who left her family-friendly past behind to play a teenage recovering drug addict in the HBO series was joined by her "family and whole team" from a remote location on Sunday night as those gathered with the actress, who wore a formal dress, loudly cheered for her win.

Amid thanking the TV Academy, HBO, A24, Sam Levinson and the other women in her category, Zendaya reflected on the current climate

"This feels like a really weird time to be celebrating," she said before adding, "There's hope in the young people out there."

And to her "peers doing work in streets," Zendaya said, "I see you and I admire you."


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