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Zendaya Receives SeeHer Award At 2021 Critics Choice Awards After Emmy Win

KEY POINTS

  • Zendaya is incredibly grateful after being hailed as the fifth recipient of the SeeHer Award
  • The “Euphoria” star received the trophy at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards
  • Zendaya’s “Malcolm & Marie” co-star John David Washington presented the award to her

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The “Spider-Man” star was nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Malcolm & Marie.” In addition, the 24-year-old Hollywood star became the fifth recipient of the SeeHer Award. The award was presented to her by her co-star, John David Washington, who praised her “incredible talent.” 

“What stood out to me the most, beyond her incredible talent, was her wisdom and her discernment,” Washington was quoted by Entertainment Tonight as saying. “At 24 years old, Zendaya is already a formidable actor, but she’s also a formidable force for good.”

Zendaya took the stage and gave her speech. She started it by thanking Washington.

“I’m going to start by saying thank you so much to John David Washington. I’m incredibly lucky to have you as a friend, but also a scene partner,” she said. “Thank you to the Critics Choice Association for this incredible honor and SeeHer. This means so much to me.”

Zendaya also shared that she was thinking what to say and one word kept resurfacing on her mind — “gratitude.” The “Euphoria” actress continued her speech by expressing how grateful she was and how important it is for one to “continue to be grateful for every single moment, big and small.”

“To be grateful for the people in our world and in our life, that make the work we do possible, to continue to make sure we hold on to our loved ones a little bit tighter, make sure we call them, acknowledge them, and tell them we love them. And take in moments like this,” she continued.

“I absolutely would not be here if it weren’t for the incredible women that have paved the way for me to be here so also extremely grateful for those women. Thank you so, so much. And not to overuse the word, but I am incredibly grateful for this moment.”

In September, Zendaya made history as the youngest woman to win an Emmy Best Actress. She was named Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2020 Emmy Awards for her portrayal of teenage drug addict Rue on HBO’s teen drama TV show “Euphoria.”

“I appreciate you so much; you’re my family. I’m so grateful for Rue. I’m so grateful that you trusted me with your story,” she said thanking her family, team and the people behind the show especially show creator Sam Levinson.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 06: Zendaya attends the Bvlgari B.zero1 Rock collection event at Duggal Greenhouse on February 06, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Photo: Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images