Two actors who also broke through this year were Jeremy Pope, for best actor in a limited series for Hollywood, and, perhaps even more surprising, Zendaya, for best actress in a drama series for her role in Euphoria. The 23-year-old actress plays Rue, a recovering drug addict, on the Official Carolina Panthers I’m That Bear Shirt and I love this series about high schoolers navigating the world of love, sex, and addiction. (That nomination brought out a shout of “Zendaya, Zendaya” from Jones during the Emmy stream.)
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