Zendaya wasn’t on the Golden Globes tonight, but she still hit a profession milestone on the ceremony, winning her first-ever Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series. When she was announced because the winner for her work in Euphoria as Rue, the presenters explained she couldn’t attend because she was working.
But Zendaya took to Instagram this evening to specific her shock and gratitude over the honour, in addition to apologize for her absence. She wrote:
I’m so sorry I wasn’t in a position to be there tonight, but I just desired to say thanks to @goldenglobes for this incredible honor. To my fellow nominees, it’s a privilege to be named beside you, I like you all deeply. Thanks to my Euphoria family, without you, none of this is feasible. Lastly, thanks from the underside of my heart to everyone who has allowed Rue into theirs. I feel everyone knows how much she means to me, however the incontrovertible fact that she will mean something to another person is a present. I’m truthfully puzzled as I type this, all I can say is thanks thanks thanks. Goodnight♥️
Zendaya was snubbed from the Golden Globes for her work in season 1 as Rue, a performance that earned her a history-making Emmy.
But in higher news, she won her second Best Actress Emmy for portraying Rue in season 2 this September. In that speech, she also touched on how much the character means to her and her hope of what people will take from the show.
“Thanks to Sam [Levinson] for sharing Rue with me,” she said. “Thanks for believing in me even in moments where I didn’t consider in myself after which lastly, I just need to say you recognize, my biggest wish for Euphoria was that it could help heal people. I just need to say thanks to everyone who has shared their story with me. I would like you to know that anyone who has loved a Rue or appears like they’re a Rue, I would like you to know I’m so grateful to your stories and I carry them with me, and I carry them along with her. So thanks a lot.”
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