Zendaya won her Best Actress Emmy in Armani & Christopher John Rogers

One of the feel-good stories of the 2020 Emmy Awards was a young whippersnapper grabbing the Best Actress in a Drama Emmy away from all of the veterans of film and television. The Emmy felt like it was Jennifer Aniston’s to lose, or failing that, like it was Olivia Colman’s to lose. But no! Zendaya picked up her first Emmy Award for HBO’s Euphoria. She’s only the second Black woman to win a lead-actress Emmy (after Viola Davis). Her winning video became super-iconic right away.

It was sort of the weird side-effect of these pandemic times that several of the winners actually seemed happier to be at home, with everyone on their team and their whole families and all of that. You can tell Zendaya was already making a night of it with her fam and her people, and she was so GIDDY to be able to celebrate it with everyone. And as always, Zendaya shows an other-worldly maturity – she’s always been like that.

One of Zendaya’s looks was what she posted on her social – this is Christopher John Rogers and it’s adorable.

This is the polka-dotted Armani Prive dress she won her Emmy in. It’s very youthful and it suits her, honestly.

Photos courtesy of social media.

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  1. Snowslow says:

    I LOVE both dresses! Euphoria is very popular with my kids and kids’ friends (ages 14 – 21). I am looking forward to seeing it.

    • FHMom says:

      I tried so hard to get through that show. Its sort of a parent’s nightmare of what their child’s life could be. She was wonderful in it, but it isn’t for her young Spider-Man fans.

      • Lady Baden-Baden says:

        “It’s sort of a parent’s nightmare” – AGREED. SO hard to watch – it made me terrified for my boys – but ultimately I found it rewarding and beautifully made. Zendaya is INCREDIBLE and deserved that award 100%

      • Snowslow says:

        My kids told me it’s well done because it doesn’t glorify drug use even if at some moments it does make it appealing for you to understand what the character is going through. That’s why I want to watch it in order to have a chat with them about it. Kids are taking so many drugs these days, along with alcohol.

      • Kristen says:

        Agreed. Euphoria is a really good show that is ABOUT kids but it is absolutely not FOR kids.

  2. Sara says:

    She was awesome and I am happy she won!

  3. Darla says:

    I love her. Happy for her.

  4. Lara says:

    It’s odd isn’t it how you can be proud of someone you don’t know but I’m really really proud of her. What a woman.

    • Dierski says:

      I feel that same way about her: very proud and super happy for her. She is such a genuine person, and such a great role model for all of the young people looking up to her. Well deserved!! And I loved both of her dresses omggggg.

  5. Joan Callamezzo says:

    Zendaya has a tremendous career in front of her and she deserves it. Superstar in the making.

  6. Monette says:

    Virgo work ethic and that face! She is the whole package.
    I’m a little (lot) jealous, but she totally deserves it.

  7. Sierra says:

    Congratulations to her.

  8. Thanks says:

    Well done Zendaya!!

  9. Chanteloup says:

    Oh, I love that dress she wore for the win so much!!! I mean, she could wear a garbage bag and pull it off, but that dress is everything. Perfect for her.

    • josephine says:

      I love both dresses but she really can wear absolutely anything and look amazing. That dress is so fresh and unexpected. Great cut, great color, fits per perfectly. What a nice change.

  10. Laalaa says:

    I was so happy and so surprised, GREAT!!!

    btw, I am so confused… did everyone have an emmy in front of them at home (somebody hands it to her) or they already knew if they won? Or are they not at home? So confused, lol

    • Cat says:

      That’s what I didn’t understand either. She seemed genuinely shocked so I’m not sure.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      I’m also confused by all the people with Zendaya…is no one worried about Covid? Do all those peeps live and quarantine with her? I haven’t socialized I’m person with friends or family since March.

      • Snuffles says:

        Most of those people were her family and key members of her team. She could very well be quarantining with her family. And she might have members of her team living with her. Lots of celebrities are doing that. For example. Cardi B has her parents, sister and cousins with her. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend live with Chrissy’s mother and in house team that manages her household plus nannies.

    • Chanteloup says:

      @Laalaa hmm, interesting thought Well, google says the producers had the trophies standing by, hand-delivered to the nominees homes, and then taken away if they didn’t win There’s a video on twitter posted by Ramy Youssef showing someone waving and walking away with it when he didn’t win, lol.
      [But the delivery person is in a giant black hazmat suit Is that really necessary if they were outside? Maybe they come inside to hand it off? Or maybe it's a hoax. Idk]!
      @ChillyWilly, me too!

      • Chanteloup says:

        Obviously I didn’t watch the show, and too late to edit my comment, but yeah, if you watch videos of other winners, including the one of Catherine O’Hara’s win [on this site, on the Jen A post], a person in a giant hazmat suit does hand her the Emmy -

  11. ChillyWilly says:

    I want to die and come back as Zendaya. She’s just perfection. I love the polka dot Armani.

  12. Chanteloup says:

    I’ve never seen Euphoria. This post just made me google the show [so there you go, the Emmys did promote TV!]. Reading the plot line, I could not watch that; too many bad memories.
    But I loved how in her acceptance speech she stressed that, even if it’s not evident in this show always, “there is hope in the young people!” out in the streets, doing the work, not giving up -
    If anything will save us, that is it. xo

  13. Case says:

    I am SO EXCITED she won. So so happy for her; very well deserved after a great performance in Euphoria. She’s so talented and seems like a sweet person, too. She looked gorgeous in both looks. Yay, Zendaya!

  14. I'm With The Band says:

    She’s just so freakin’ gorgeous. Well deserved win, very well deserved 👍🏻

  15. Cocococococo says:

    She looks gorgeous and was incredible in Euphoria. A long, glittering career to come

  16. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I’ve liked her ever since she caused Julianna from E! to be called out for her stupid comments. That was so brave of her to speak up like that and so well. I haven’t seen this show, but it’s on my list of shows to catch up with. Good for her.

  17. Imogene says:

    I love Zendaya and I love euphoria. That show sticks with you and her portrayal of Rue is haunting and amazing. She deserves every bit of the success coming her way.

  18. Sof says:

    Zendaya is amazing on Euphoria! I was surprised to know that one of the most dramatic scenes on the show was improvised by her and Nika King, who plays her mother. She also sings one of the songs of the season finale, it’s the first time I’ve seen her work and instantly understood why all the hype, she deserves it!
    To all who didn’t watch it because it’s meant to be a teenage show: it’s not. Yes, it has your typical highschool drama but goes beyond that.

  19. Bingobango says:

    Love her! Such an amazing young woman with a good head on her shoulders. I’m such a proud fan.

  20. Myra says:

    Congrats to Zendaya. She looks gorgeous.

  21. Mina_Esq says:

    Love her! Am excited to see what the future has in store for her.

  22. Lucy says:

    What a QUEEN. Very much deserved!!!!

  23. SJR says:

    Like both the dresses.
    The black one seems to have some odd texture to the skirt, tho.

    Does she remind anyone if a young Rita Moreno?
    Tiny, pretty, power house of talent.

  24. SurfChick9 says:

    Watched a few episodes- meh not impressed. JA was robbed. Morning Show was her best to date. I like Zendaya but that show is not Emmy worthy.

  25. kimberlu says:

    so happy she won!!! She is truly a magnificent actress!!!!

  26. Jennifer D says:

    I used to watch KC Undercover with my tween daughter and you could just see that she had star power, I’m so happy for her!

  27. Sorella says:

    I wanted Laura Linney from Ozark to win so much!! She can act with her face that one and so talented. I wanted more love for Ozard in general :( .

    Zendaya is pretty, I like her but will never watch that show.

  28. Jess says:

    So happy for this win and The Root’s fashion coverage of the emmys has some great background on the designer of her first dress. I also loved Law’s Instagram video of her receiving her win. It’s the joy I need today to get through all of the bleakness.

  29. Detnow says:

    I’ve loved her since Shake It Up on Disney. Very talented young woman who carries herself well.

  30. Emily says:

    I watched Euphoria in quarantine and quickly became obsessed with it. And she’s just so beautiful and wonderful. Loved seeing her so excited.

  31. kerwood says:

    I think Laura Linney is one of the best actresses of her generation but I can’t help but be happy for Zendaya every time she succeeds. I don’t know what it is about her but I just love her so much. Every time they try to put her down or deny her talent, she proves them wrong. I also loved seeing her family and friends there with her. It’s so good to see that she’s surrounded by people who clearly love her and support her.

    Keep rising, Baby Girl!!!

  32. Joanna says:

    Oh, I love that first video, they all just exploded with cheers when they heard Z won. You can tell they adore her! She seems so sweet, I’m so happy for her!

  33. Shown says:

    The Emmys are so WOKE now.

    Linney or Colman deserved it more. BOO!