Zendaya has made history with her win, not only for becoming the youngest-ever Emmy winner in the category (she turned 24 just a few weeks ago; Jodie Comer was 26 when she stepped on-stage to accept her statue in 2019), but also for being the second-ever Black woman to win in her category, following Viola Davis (“How To Get Away With Murder”), who won in 2015.
The actress did an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” and a separate red carpet interview with reporters from multiple outlets, during which she spoke about how she felt after her historic win
“It’s…I mean, beyond,” Zendaya told “Entertainment Tonight.” “I don’t even know how to describe how I feel right now. I’m incredibly grateful and honored.”
“I mean, just to have my family here, and that love and that support in this room meant so much to me—to be able to share this moment with all of them,” she continued. “I’m just happy and grateful and just…a lot of emotions happening. You know, the stressful part is over.”
She told press that same evening that she almost cried. “Yeah,” she said. “I don’t usually cry, and I definitely got through it without letting it take over completely, but again, it was obviously a very emotional moment and I still can’t believe it myself, so it’s pretty, pretty crazy.”