The Real Marcia Clark Attends Emmys With Sarah Paulson as O.J. Simpson Miniseries Wins Big
The FX hit series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led the Emmys with 5 wins.
Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark was a guest of actress Sarah Paulson who portrayed her in the series.
Host Jimmy Kimmel joked about Clark's presence at TV’s biggest night in his opening monologue.
“Sarah Paulson, who played Marcia Clark, actually brought Marcia Clark with her tonight. Because everyone in L.A. knows, if you want to win, sit next to Marcia Clark,” he joked.
He then turned to the famous attorney and asked: "Are you rooting for O.J. to win this time?"
The much-ridiculed former prosecutor got the last laugh when Paulson won an Emmy for her portrayal in the acclaimed series.
Paulson paused for a moment during her speech to apologize to Clark for judging her during Simpson’s 1995 murder trial.
“The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark, not the 2D cardboard cut-out I saw on the news, but the complicated, whip-smart, giant-hearted mother-of-two who woke up every day, put both feet in the floor, and dedicated herself to righting an unconscionable wrong,' she said.
“The loss of two innocents, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown, the more I had to recognize that I had, along with the rest of the world, had been superficial and careless in my judgement.”
Following her speech at the Emmy Awards Winner’s Circle, the 41-year-old actress got her name engraved on her award and also added Clark’s name to the trophy.
Including Paulson's win, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson took home five awards in total: Outstanding Limited Series; Courtney B. Vance for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series; Sterling K. Brown for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series and Outstanding Writing.