Why did Euphoria win an Emmy?

Euphoria crew at Emmy Awards
Euphoria crew at Emmy Awards
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Euphoria came as a surprise to everyone with nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards. Given the series released in summer 2019 and its completion in August 2019, it had impressed the audience favorably. Not only Euphoria, but Zendaya’s role as Rue acted as a cherry on the cake for Emmy wins.

Nominated categories for Euphoria season 1

Euphoria nominations at Emmy Awards
Euphoria nominations at Emmy Awards

The HBO Series, Euphoria, got nominations under the following Nine Emmy award categories for July 2020 and 2021. The list of nominations is as follows

  1. Outstanding Cinematography For a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) – 2021

Episode: Trouble Don’t Last Always – HBO

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2. Outstanding Contemporary Costumes – 2021

Episode: Fuck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob – HBO

  1. Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) – 2021 

Episode: Fuck Anyone Who’s Not a Sea Blob – HBO

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  1. Outstanding Contemporary Costumes – 2020 

Episode: The Next Episode – HBO

  1. Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) – 2020 (WINNER)

Episode: And Salt the Earth Behind You – HBO

  1. Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) – 2020 

Episode: Bonnie and Clyde – HBO

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  1. Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics – 2020 (WINNER)

And Salt The Earth Behind You/Song Title: All For Us – HBO

  1. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series – 2020 (WINNER)

Rue (Zendaya) – HBO

  1. Outstanding Music Supervision – 2020 

And Salt The Earth Behind You – HBO

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Out of the 5 nominations for Emmy 2020, Euphoria successfully won 3 of them. Winnings include Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics is all thanks to Labyrinth’s “All of Us” from the final episode And Salt the earth Behind You. With this Euphoria grabbed more Emmys in comparison to The Leftovers or The Wire from the HBO series.

Zendaya’s Emmy win for Best Actress

Zendaya wins Emmy 2020 for Best Actress
Zendaya wins Emmy 2020 for Best Actress

July 28, 2020, marks the big day for Zendaya. She won her first Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She competed against Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Colman, Laura Linney, Jodi Comer, and Sandra Oh and won. Zendaya broke Comer’s record of Youngest Emmy Winner at the age of 24. As much as it was unexpected, it was indeed well deserved for Zendaya’s Rue.

Zendaya is seen in season 2 as well. HBO has aired Euphoria’s second season on January 9, 2022. Fans look forward to next season with excitement, all thanks to the amazing cast. Euphoria 2 took a little over two years to premiere due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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