Zendaya Crowned Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards

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No TV show would be complete without a scene-stealing female lead. (There, we said it.)

Tonight, television’s biggest stars tuned in to the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. During the virtual ceremony, Zendaya took home the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Euphoria.

She was nominated alongside a slew of worthy contenders, including 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.

The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category has been around since 1954. Comer won last year’s award for playing Villanelle in Killing Eve—the actress was up against Emilia Clarke for Game of Thrones, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Linney for Ozark, Mandy Moore for This Is Us, Oh for Killing Eve and Robin Wright for House of Cards.

Other previous winners include Claire Foy for The Crown, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Claire Danes for Homeland, Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer, Glenn Close for Damages, Sally Field for Brothers & Sisters, Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Patricia Arquette for Medium, Allison Janney for The West Wing and Edie Falco for The Sopranos.

Well done, Zendaya. Well done.

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