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2022 Emmys: Zendaya Becomes Youngest Two-Time Emmy Winner in History

Zendaya has made history again, becoming the first Black woman to win an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series twice, and the youngest woman to win two Emmys in the same category, ever.

Zendaya won her second Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for ‘Euphoria’ on Monday night, September 12th. The actor had won the same award in 2020 for her performance as Rue in this year’s popular second season of “Euphoria.” 

The series, ‘Euphoria’ scored a Season 3 renewal in February after the successful installment. The Season 2 premiere episode on Jan. 9 raked in 14 million total viewers across HBO and HBO Max at the time.

During her speech, Zendaya thanked the cast and crew of “Euphoria” as well as those who have shared with her their stories of addiction.

“My greatest wish for ‘Euphoria’ was that it could help heal people, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who shared their story with me,” she said. “I want you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or feels like you are a Rue, I’m so grateful for your stories and I carry them with me and carry them with her. Thank you so much.”

Zendaya beat a tough slate of competitors which included Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) and Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”).

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