Zendaya officially made history at the Emmys.
After winning Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2020, Zendaya received a second Emmy nomination this year for her turn as Rue in the Sam Levinson-helmed hit HBO series “Euphoria.”
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Zendaya is the youngest two-time Emmy nominee at age 25. She was earlier the youngest winner in 2020. The 2022 Emmy Awards will air on NBC on September 12, while also live streaming on Peacock.
The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star portrays struggling drug addict Rue in HBO’s high school series, which was recently renewed for a third season after its record-shattering Season 2. Became the most-watched series in HBO history. Behind “Game of Thrones”. Euphoria was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series for the first time. Zendaya is also the youngest producer nominee for that category this year, as well as for her work behind the scenes.
In all, “Euphoria” received 16 Emmy nominations this year, including Sidney Sweeney in Supporting Actress in a Drama category, Martha Kelly in Guest Actress in a Drama category, and Coleman Domingo in Guest Actor in a Drama category. The show also picked up a bunch of craft combinations.
Produced in partnership with A24, Euphoria also stars Hunter Schaefer, Nika King, Eric Dane, Angus Claude, Jacob Elordi, Elgie Smith, Alexa Demi, Barbie Ferreira, Maude Apatow, Dominic Fick and Storm Reid. Zendaya produces the series with showrunners Levinson, Drake, Adele “Future” Noor, Zendaya, Ashley Levinson, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin and Hadas Moses Lichtenstein, and more.
Zendaya has defended the show’s depiction of addiction after a DARE representative glorified teen alcohol abuse and drug use. Zendaya instead argued that “euphoria” accurately represented and stigmatized the traumas that face so many teens today.
“Our show is in no way a moral tale to teach people how to live their lives or what they should do. If anything, the spirit behind ‘Euphoria’, or whatever we’ve always been Trying to do with this will hopefully help people feel a little less alone in their experience and their pain,” Zendaya previously told Entertainment Weekly. “And maybe feel like they’re not the only ones dealing with what they’re doing or what they’re working on.”
Looking forward to Season 3, Zendaya says she will be making her directorial debut on the series.
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