Is there anything Zendaya can’t do?
On Tuesday, the 23-year-old received her first Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Rue Bennett, a recovering teenage drug addict, in the HBO teen drama “Euphoria.”
The other nominees in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category include Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Olivia Colman (“The Crown”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), and Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) — who took home the award last year.
After the exciting news went viral, Twitter users couldn’t contain their excitement about Zendaya’s well-deserved recognition.
“THAT’S EMMY NOMINATED @Zendaya NOW BABY!!!!” exclaimed one commenter.
“Amazing group of talented women. But zendaya has to win,” a Twitter user said about the star-studded category.
“@Zendaya im so proud of you and everything you have achieved, you make me the happiest and i hope you get everything you deserve, i love you,” said another.
At the People’s Choice Awards in January, the former Disney star spoke to “Entertainment Tonight” about her critically acclaimed series.
“It felt like something special as I was doing it, and I am grateful that people have been able to connect to it the way they have,” she told the outlet.
Zendaya also told Elle last October that the show forced her to grow as a person and as an artist.
“I think ‘Euphoria’ taught me a lot about myself. It made me more confident in my own abilities, because I doubted myself a lot,” she told the magazine. “I was looking for something to prove I can do it. ‘Euphoria’ served as that, in the healthiest way. I never want to plateau as an actress — I always want to be able to explore and push myself. [Being an actress] brings me to places and makes me do things I’d probably never do because I’m such an introverted person.”