Darden finally came out on top: Sterling K. Brown of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie at the 68th annual Emmy Awards.
“I was talking to Melania Trump this morning and I was asking her, ‘What should I do, what should I say?'” he said during Sunday night’s ceremony in Los Angeles, before abandoning the joke and getting serious with thank yous to his family, his costars, and the Academy: “A lot of you may not have known who I was, but you checked the box anyway.”
And to his wife, he noted, “I got the hottest chick in the game rocking my chain.”
Brown played prosecutor Christopher Darden, a co-counsel in the State of California’s case against Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.). Belittled by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) and determined to make his own name, Darden stumbles and cracks when his warnings are not heeded in one of the most infamous cases in American history.
Brown bested a pair of his The People v. O.J. Simpson colleagues John Travolta and David Schwimmer; two Fargo standouts in Jesse Plemons and Bokeem Woodbine; and Hugh Laurie for his evil turn in The Night Manager.
See all the Emmy winners here.