Emmys: Sarah Paulson Had Marcia Clark's Name Engraved on Her Award

  • Emmys: Sarah Paulson Had Marcia Clark's Name Engraved on Her Award

Emmys: Sarah Paulson Had Marcia Clark's Name Engraved on Her Award

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are head over heels for one another.

Courtney B. Vance, who won a Tony in 2013 for Lucky Guy, received the award for Best Actor in a Limited Series for his performance as Johnnie Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

"The responsibility of playing a real person is an enormous one", Paulson explained.

"Everyone in LA knows, if you wanna win, sit next to Marcia Clark", he joked, before asking Clark, "Are you rooting for OJ to win this time?".

But Paulson's tribute to Clark didn't stop there.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Paulson had Clark's name engraved next to her own on the award itself - achieving peak BFF goals.

Some at home may have wondered why Holland didn't accompany Paulson to her big night. Paulson is nominated this year for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Clark herself.

Check out Paulson's Emmys acceptance speech in the video below.

Two nominations? That's a lot of pressure. "I haven't come out because I am out". I just thought, 'I'm not going to count my chickens [before they hatch],' so I didn't... "I feel proud and glad through this show that new eyes are able to view her". Paulson had claimed earlier that the most Marcia-centric episode of The People vs. O.J. Simpson-aptly titled "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia"-functioned as both "an incredibly harrowing thing" and "a wonderful gift to her". Given what I know now and given what I think we all know now that we've watched the series, I think an apology was in order.

"I feel a little bit of pressure. And also, one more thing, I would not be unhappy were I the last cis-gender male to play a female transgender on television".

The moment recalled Paulson's pre-show interview with E!, where she had very sweetly declared her love for Taylor.

Sarah's previous Emmy nods were for her roles in Game Change, and then Murphy's American Horror Story anthologies. Clark's hair, her clothes, her makeup-all of it was picked apart by a media eager for a slice of the Simpson story.