Zac Efron Has the Sweetest Reaction to His First-Ever Emmy Win

Zac Efron has a new title to add to his impressive resume: Emmy winner. See the High School Musical alum's message to fans after scoring the award for Outstanding Daytime Program Host.

By Jess Cohen Jul 19, 2021 11:25 AMTags
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Zac Efron an Emmy winner? You can bet on it!

On Sunday, July 18, the Daytime Emmys unveiled its list of winners in the lifestyle and fiction categories, with Efron scoring Outstanding Daytime Program Host for his Netflix series Down to Earth with Zac Efron. "Wow! Never expected this and so grateful," the High School Musical alum wrote on Instagram while celebrating his win. "A HUGE thank you to #daytimeemmys @netflix and our small but powerful crew @zacdowntoearth who made this show what it is."

"And most of all, thank all of you for watching and enjoying D2E," he continued. "This is for you. Get ready for the next adventure it's going to be a good one. Love u guys."

Efron, 33, who has been traveling the world for his exploration series over the past few years, is currently filming season two of D2E. So, we can expect to see more of Efron's adventures in the near future.

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Other winners announced on Sunday included the late Alex Trebek, who was posthumously honored with Outstanding Game Show Host for Jeopardy!.

Larry King, who passed away in January at the age of 87, was also honored by the Emmys on Sunday in the Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host category, receiving the award for his work on Larry King Now.


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To see the complete list of winners from the fiction and lifestyle categories, head on over to the Emmys. And be sure to check out the 2021 Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, this September.

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