The 24-year-old American actress won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award.
Actress and singer Zendaya became the youngest black artist to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award becoming only the second black actress to win this award 5 years after Viola Davis' achievement for her leading role on How to Get Away With Murder in 2015.
Zendaya was awarded for her role as Rue in the Drama Series, Euphoria. The storyline is based on the troubled life of 17-year-old Rue, her drug use, her social circle and other daily issues teenagers face such as anxieties, exploring their sexualities and substance abuse. The other actresses nominated for the award included Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show, Olivia Colman for The Crown, Jodie Comer for Killing Eve, Laura Linney for Ozark and Sandra Oh for Killing Eve.
During her acceptance speech Zendaya said, “I know this seems like a really weird time to be celebrating. But I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there. I know our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that, but young people out there are doing the work.”
Watch Zendaya’s acceptance speech below and celebrate her excellence and joy with her.