Zendaya has won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Euphoria. At the age of 24, she is the youngest actress ever win in this category. She is also only the second Black actress to ever win in this category. Viola Davis won it in 2015 with How to Get Away with Murder. 

She beat out competition like Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show) and Laura Linney (Ozark).

The show’s official description reads: Euphoria puts a fresh spin on the coming-of-age narrative, exploring the teenage landscape of substance-enhanced parties and anxiety-ridden day-to-day life with empathy and candor. The series follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a drug addict fresh from rehab, who’s struggling to make sense of her future. Her life changes dramatically when she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a girl who recently moved to town following her parents’ divorce, and like Rue is searching for where she belongs.

Algee Smith, Storm Reid, Nika King, Maude Apatow, Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Hunter Schafer and Sydney Sweeney also star.

The show has been renewed for season 2,  which is not set to begin filming until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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