Zendaya makes historical past with second Emmy win

On Monday, Zendaya received her second Emmy Award for finest actress in a drama collection for her portrayal as Rue in “Euphoria.” Her win made historical past – she is the one Black lady to win two Emmys on this class.

Her character Rue Bennett is a teen who’s recovering from drug dependancy. In her acceptance speech, Zendaya, who can be an govt producer on the present, stated she hopes it may assist heal folks. “I would like you to know that anybody who has liked a Rue, or looks like you’re a Rue, I’m so grateful to your tales and I carry them with me and carry them along with her. Thank you a lot,” she said.

The star first received the award in 2020 for a similar position. That time, she additionally made historical past, turning into the youngest individual to win the Emmy for finest actress in a drama at 24 years previous. 

There are solely two different Emmy winners who took residence their awards at a youthful age. Roxana Zal received a supporting actress Emmy in 1984 on the age of 14 for her position in “Something About Amelia.” Kristy McNichol received an Emmy for supporting actress in 1977 at age 15 and once more in 1979 at 17 for her position in “Family.” 

However, as a result of Zendaya’s wins have been within the lead actress class, she holds the document because the youngest to win two Emmys on this class.

Other actresses have received a number of Emmys in numerous classes. Maya Rudolph received two for visitor actress on “Saturday Night Live” in 2020 and 2021 and two for her voice-over work in “Big Mouth,” additionally in 2020 and 2021.

US actress Zendaya arrives for the 74th Emmy Awards on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022.

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However, few others have received a number of Emmys for finest actress in a drama collection like Zendaya has. Notably, Edie Falco received three Emmys for finest actress in a drama collection for her portrayal of Carmela Soprano in “The Sopranos.” She additionally received an Emmy in that class for “Nurse Jackie.” 

Another standout: Tyne Daly received 4 finest actress awards on the Emmys – three of them consecutively – for her position in “Cagney & Lacey” within the Nineteen Eighties.

And whereas a number of different ladies have received two within the class, Zendaya is the primary Black lady to take action.

Other notable winners at this 12 months’s Emmy’s embody “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae, who made historical past as the primary Asian actor to take residence the award for finest actor in a drama. His co-star, Lee You-mi, received the Emmy for visitor actress in a drama collection, turning into the primary Korean actress to win in that class. “Squid Games” Hwang Dong-hyuk received finest directing for a drama collection.

Quinta Brunson received finest writing for the comedy collection “Abbott Elementary.” Brunson is the second Black lady to win on this class, after Lena Waithe received in 2017 for “Master of None.”

Her co-star, Sheryl Lee Ralph, grew to become solely the second black lady to win the award for excellent supporting actress in a comedy collection. Jackée Harry was the primary, profitable for “227” in 1987. 

Barack Obama received an Emmy for his narration of the documentary “Our Great National Parks.”

Chadwick Boseman posthumously received an Emmy for his voice appearing in “What If…?” a Marvel animated collection through which he performs Black Panther, the titular character he dropped at life within the Marvel film.

Find the complete listing of nominees and winners on the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards right here.

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