Zendaya bags Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 'Euphoria'

Zendaya bags Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 'Euphoria'

- Zendaya is trending on social media following her big win at the 2020 Emmy awards

- The 24-year-old is only the second black actress to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

- Zendaya, who won for her role as Rue Bennet in Euphoria, is also the youngest person to ever win the Emmy Award in that category

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Zendaya has bagged a prestigious Emmy Award. The actress became only the second black woman to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her character as Rue Bennet in Euphoria.

The 24-year-old is also the youngest person to ever win the award. The other black actress who has won the award is Viola Davis. In her acceptance speech, Zendaya thanked the cast and crew of Euphoria. She also thanked the hit show's executive producer Sam Levinson for trusting her with Rue's role.

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"This is so crazy. I don’t really cry," she said, according to Vulture.

Zendaya's name is currently trending on Twitter following her big win. Her fans and peers in the entertainment industry have taken to the micro-blogging app to congratulate her.

Zendaya bags Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 'Euphoria'
Zendaya has bagged an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 'Euphoria'. Image: @zendaya/Instagram
Source: Instagram

Check out some of the comments from her excited fans below:

Actor Eric Dane said:

"Yo Z @Zendaya #EmmyWinner2020 Nicely done, well-deserved!"

Singer Labrinth said:

"Z E N D A Y A... I believed you all through this show, brought me to tears in the studio with just one scene. You're a multi-talented beast! More than deserved... Soo happy."

@BerryLerato wrote:

"Wooo!!! I'm so proud of her. Just woke up and found out that @Zenday won an #EmmyAward for leading @euphoriaHBO."

@waydamin wrote:

"Zendaya deserved that Emmy!!! She’s great at what she does."

@sillybrowngirl added:

"She is an INSPIRATION. THE QUEEN. More power to you #zendaya."

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In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that that DJ Zinhle cannot wait to work with Matevhu. The singer was booted off Idols SA last Sunday and she could not make the Top 16 of the show.

When Matevhu auditioned at the singing competition, DJ Zinhle, who was a guest judge at the time, promised to collaborate with her in the future.

When she exited the show on Sunday, 13 September many fans reminded the Umlilo hitmaker of her promise to Matevhu. Matevhu recently took to Twitter to share that she'll be releasing a single titled Soulmate.

Zinhle took to her comment section on Wednesday, 16 September to congratulate the former Idols SA contestant on her new song. Zinhle, who is known for dropping bangers, added that she cannot wait to work with Matevhu on their project.

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"Can't wait to hear it, also can't wait to work on our project."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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