Zendaya Is the Emmy’s Youngest Drama Actress Winner in History, Brings ‘Euphoria’ Total to Three Prizes

When the 2020 Emmy nominations were announced July 28, the biggest surprise was easily Zendaya landing her first career nomination.

The 24-year-old performer earned a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series thanks to her work in HBO’s “Euphoria.” The high school drama aired its first season way back in summer 2019, so not many Emmy pundits had “Euphoria” or Zendaya on their radar for the 2020 Emmys.

Fortunately, the show proved to be a buzzy word-of-mouth hit with viewers and Zendaya proved revelatory as the recovering drug addict Rue, so much so that she took home the prize over Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Jodi Comer (last year’s category winner for “Killing Eve”), and Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”).

Zendaya is now the youngest winner ever in the Best Drama Actress race.

Comer previously held the record as she was 26 when she won in 2019.Zendaya won the Emmy,

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