From being a Disney Star to working in some of the highest-grossing Hollywood movies, Zendaya has come a long way in their journey to stardom. The 26-year-old actress made history at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards as she became the youngest ever recipient to receive the award two times in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her hit HBO show Euphoria.
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on 12th September 2022 at the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California. The nominations for the event were announced on 12th July 2022 by J.B. Smoove and Melisa Fumero.
Zendaya was nominated in the mentioned category along with other actresses like Jodie Comer, Laura Linney, Melanie Lynskey, Sandra Oh, and Reese Witherspoon. She is also the youngest nominee in this category.
The Spiderman actress had previously bagged the award in the same category at 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2020. At that time, she made history by becoming the youngest actress and the only second black actress to win in that category. The latter was received by Viola Davis for her show How to Get Away With Murder.
As of this year, Zendaya made history by becoming the first Black woman to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice, and the youngest two-time winner of any Emmy in history. She received this award for her performance in the fifth episode of Euphoria named “Stand Still Like The Hummingbird”.
Along with this category, Zendaya also received two other nominations in the same category Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. She was credited as a songwriter for the songs “Elliot’s Song” performed by Dominik File and “I’m Tired” by Labrinth. However, they lost in this category to Cinco Paul for Apple TV+’s show Schmigadoon!
Euphoria was one the biggest hit shows of the year receiving critical acclaim from critics as well as the audience. The show was nominated for 16 Emmys this year and won six of them. The second season of the became the second most watched show in HBO history behind Game of Thrones with episodes averaging 16.3 million viewers. Euphoria also became the most tweeted television show of the decade in the USA with more than 30 million tweets related to the show during the second season, which was 51% more than the first season.