Zendaya was among the notably absent celebrities to win awards at Tuesday’s Golden Globe Awards, but the actress later took to social media to deliver her acceptance speech.
The “Euphoria” star, who won the award for Actress in a TV Drama Series, didn’t say why she wasn’t at the Beverly Hilton – presenters Glen Powell and Jay Ellis simply said she was busy with work – but did get her thank you online later that night.
Winners such as Cate Blanchett (“Tár”), Amanda Seyfried (“The Dropout”) and Kevin Costner (“Yellowstone”) were also among the no-shows, citing various reasons for missing the 80th episode of the highly competitive and restarted awards show .
“So sorry I couldn’t be there tonight but just wanted to thank @goldenglobes for this incredible honor,” Zendaya wrote on Instagram, sharing a picture of her “Euphoria” character’s rather manic episodes.
The 26-year-old plays recovering drug addict Rue Bennett in HBO’s gritty high school drama and was cast alongside Emma D’Arcy (“House of the Dragon”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Imelda Staunton (“The Crown”) and Hilary Swank (“Alaska Daily”).
“It is a privilege for my fellow candidates to be named alongside you, I admire you all deeply,” she wrote, adding, “Thank you to my Euphoria family, without you none of this is possible.”
“Finally, I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has included Rue in theirs. I think everyone knows how much she means to me, but the fact that she can mean something to someone else is a gift. I’m honestly at a loss for words as I write this, all I can say is thank you thank you thank you thank you. Good night♥️,” she concluded.
In September, Zendaya set a record as the only black woman to win two Emmy Awards in her category, and in 2020 she also made history as the youngest actress to win the Lead Actress category.
On Wednesday, she was first nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, also for her role in Euphoria. She was peered alongside The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge and Ozark star Julia Garner, both of whom also received Golden Globes on Tuesday, as well as The Crown’s Elizabeth Debicki and Ozark’s Laura Linney -Voted-Award nominated.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2023-01-11/zendaya-2023-golden-globe-award-winner-euphoria Absent Zendaya says Golden Globes win is ‘incredible honor’