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Emmys 2016: Holland Taylor reacts to Sarah Paulson's Emmy win

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Fans erupted with excitement on Sunday evening as American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson star Sarah Paulson won her first Emmy for her performance as Marcia Clark in the Ryan Murphy-created drama, but one person in particular seemed to be enjoying the actress’ success more than others: Paulson’s partner, Holland Taylor.

Though the couple didn’t attend the Emmys ceremony together (Taylor is currently in New York CIty for dress rehearsals of the stage production The Front Page), Taylor posted a series of adorable tweets commemorating Paulson’s big night. 

“There it is,” Taylor tweeted on Sunday after Paulson, a six-time Emmy nominee, won Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series. “Still in New York. Still swooning.” 

After apologizing to Marcia Clark for the scrutiny she endured during the O.J. Simpson trial and emotionally thanking Murphy, Paulson closed her acceptance speech by mentioning Taylor. 

“Holland Taylor, I love you. Thank you,” Paulson said. 

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Prior to the Emmys ceremony, Taylor posted a series of adorable tweets about Paulson, noting she was “feeling deprived in Manhattan” for not being able to attend the ceremony, but that her lover looked “glorious” on the red carpet. She also shared a photo of an “iconic” figurine made in the likeness of Sally, the character Paulson played on season 5 of Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology series.

“Having a heart attack…” Taylor tweeted as she watched Paulson walk the red carpet. “YES, I’m watching–!!! good LORD! … I LOVE you!!!” 

Last year, Taylor, 73, discussed her relationship with a younger woman, whom many believed to be Paulson, 41, on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast.

“It’s the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life,” the Truman Show and Legally Blonde star said. “I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.” 

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On the topic of marrying Paulson despite a 32-year age gap between them, Taylor added: “Given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me. But as a symbol, as a pledge, as a plighting one’s troth, it would be a wonderful thing to do.” 

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