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Storm Reid won her first major award at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday. This phase of the awards precedes the main Emmy Awards ceremony that will be held on Jan. 15. ICYMI, Reid took home Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her compelling role, playing Riley Abel in the hit post-apocalyptic drama series The Last of Us

The 28-year-old actress won in a competitive category with fellow cast members from The Last of Us, Melanie Lynskey and Anna Torv. Other nominees were actresses from Succession: Hiam Abbass, Cherry Jones, and Harriet Walter. 

For history’s sake, she is the youngest winner in a guest acting category, after 28-year-old Lee You-mi took down the award for Squid Game in 2022.

“I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I signed on to be Riley in The Last of Us. I knew it was going to be special, but I didn’t know it was gonna be quite this special,” Reid spoke backstage, as reported by Deadline. “I’m just so grateful to the show for allowing me to really, re-fall in love with storytelling.

“It’s not that I fell out of love with storytelling, but I think my role in The Last of Us really reinforced my love and passion to be able to tell meaningful stories and to be a representation for young women, young Black women, young, queer Black women. I’m grateful to Bella, Craig [Mazin] and the entire team for making the show. It was absolutely special to watch and I always say that I feel like I would be a big fan of the show, even if I wasn’t a part of the show.”

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