FX shows no signs of stopping, thanks to the powerful work of Sarah Paulson.
Paulson won the Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series trophy for her performance as Marcia Clark on FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
“Wow, the clock is really counting down, so I guess all that matters is, thank you Ryan Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Murphy,” said Paulson, showing her appreciation for the man behind her series. “You absolutely changed my life — before this and continuously.”
She added: “I want to say a big thank you to all the actors involved in this production. I never worked with so many people who all felt like they were for each other, and everybody wanted everybody to do so well. And it was such an incredible experience. I love you. Thank you.”
The actress won the Emmy earlier this year for the same role, and she holds multiple nominations for her work on Ryan Murphy’s other FX anthology darling, American Horror Story.
Paulson took on the pivotal role of real-life prosecuting attorney Clark, who worked tirelessly to convict O.J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In the series, Paulson uncovered the personal side to Clark’s story during this high-profile time, sifting through the media’s attack on her credibility, role as a mother, and even her appearance.
Paulson beat out American Crime’s Felicity Huffman and Lili Taylor, Killing Reagan’s Cynthia Nixon, The Night Manager’s Olivia Colman, and Confirmation’s Kerry Washington.
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