Zendaya Breaks Emmy Awards Record To Become Youngest Person To Win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Zendaya was in the mood to celebrate on Sunday evening after she made history at the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards.


The Euphoria star, 24, took to Twitter to celebrate becoming the youngest thespian to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, as she penned: 'This is so so special!!! I’m so freakin proud of everyone'.

As well as her excitable outburst on the microblogging site, she also shared a series of posts on her Instagram stories detailing how she is 'on Cloud Nine'.

After ringing in the big day at home with her nearest and dearest, Zendaya could not stop littering social media with excited reaction.

She wrote on the photosharing site: ' Still on cloud nine... so grateful, still speechless, to all my friends and family who have tested/tweeted/called etc...

'I promise I will get back to you tomorrow when I've wrapped my head around this amazing night, until then... gonna go to sleep and make sure this isn't a dream.'#

Such was her excitement, Zendaya changed her profile picture on Instagram to feature a video still from the moment she discovered her win.

Zendaya's reaction to winning the Lead Actress in a Drama Series award at Sunday's Emmys was one of our highlights of the night!

With the help of stylist Law Roach, she looked incredible for the event, wearing not one but two dreamy designer dresses.


The first was by Christopher John Rogers, and the second was this stunning polka dot print creation, which was custom made for the star by Armani Privé. We love how the voluminous skirt is balanced out by the cut out embellished bodice. Add in jewellery by Bulgari, and we're certainly going to remember this.

If you're keen on copying this look, our edit below is the place to go to channel your inner Zendaya. From Asos to Zimmermann, we've got all budgets covered!

Aside from Zendaya's win, HBO show Succession scooped the Outstanding Drama Series prize, while Schitt's Creek swept the board across the comedy categories.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the no-audience event was presented by Jimmy Kimmel at Los Angeles' empty Staples Center Arena.

Winners accepted their awards over video call from their homes around the world for the first time to adhere to California's social distancing rules.

At just 24, the screen star - full name Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman - beat out a very impressive field of actresses including: Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Laura Linney (Ozark), and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve).

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