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“This is Crazy!” Zendaya Makes History With First-Ever Win

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From Miley Cyrus to Selena Gomez, we’ve watched endless Disney stars grow up on our screens. Perhaps that’s why this child star’s latest achievement had us celebrating right there with her… well, virtually, of course. So, what did Zendaya just tick off the list, that left her desperately trying not to cry?

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On Sunday, September 20th, the annual Emmy Awards were held live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Of course, it was a night to remember, and not only because Jimmy Kimmel presented to a completely empty audience…

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That’s right, you can officially call this 24-year-old actress a drama queen, because the Euphoria star just made history with her swanky new title: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Yep, Zendaya Coleman is officially an Emmy-Award winning actress – and the youngest star to ever do it.

Are you freaking out as much as we are?

Zendaya, Emmy
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In case you forgot, back in July, the Hollywood goddess was first announced as an Emmy-nominee – competing against some pretty stiff competition, which makes Coleman’s win all the more legendary.

This year’s ‘best-actress-in-a-drama’ category also featured big names like Jennifer Aniston, and her role in The Morning Show, Laura Linney for her role in Ozark, Olivia Colman in The Crown, and both Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer for their roles in Killing Eve.

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How does Zendaya feel about her win? “I just want to say thank you to the TV academy and to all of the other incredible women in this category,” the glammed-up star gushed, decked out in a glitzy, two-piece number by Armani Prive, of course. “This is pretty crazy. I really don’t want to cry!”

Zendaya, Emmy
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But while the actress was nothing but happy, the Euphoria beauty also took a moment to acknowledge the “weird times” amongst us.

“I feel like this is a weird time to be celebrating, but there is hope in the young people out there,” Zendaya continued. “I just want to say to all my peers out there doing the work in the streets, I see you, I admire you, I thank you and thank you so, so much.”