Emmy Awards: Zendaya Makes Her Mark; 'Schitt's Creek' Can't Miss

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History was made at the 72nd Emmy Awards on Sunday night, as Zendaya became the youngest person to take home the best lead actress in a drama series honors at 24 years old for her role as Rue on HBO’s hit show Euphoria

She beat out established Hollywood figures like Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Laura Linney (Ozark), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Olivia Colman (The Crown).

Also included in this group of nominees was defending winner Jodie Comer, who, at 26, set the previous record for youngest winner last year for her performance in Killing Eve.

Looking nothing short of glamorous, Zendaya's virtual acceptance party was lit with family and friends. "This is pretty crazy – I don't really cry," she said, holding back happy tears. "Thank you, HBO and A24 for all your support." (Make sure to watch until the end for the most unfiltered moment of excitement.)

Adding to the iconic win is that Zendaya is only the second Black actress to earn this award. She joins Viola Davis, who earned the same trophy in 2015.

Drake, an executive producer on the show who reportedly championed Zendaya as the perfect candidate for the lead part, congratulated her on his Instagram Story, claiming the win was a "lock" all along.

The Netflix Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek was another headline-making winner, cleaning up on all seven Primetime Emmy categories it was nominated for, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

With a pair of Creative Arts Emmys earlier this week, bringing its total to 9, Schitt's Creek is now the award show's most decorated comedy series in a single year. Peep all the winners here.