Kudos to Sarah Paulson for her Emmy acceptance speech last night. To bring Marcia Clark as her Plus-One was an incredibly brilliant, honorable thing to do. It was definitely an “Oh, WOW!” moment, that’s for sure.
For Paulson to thank Marcia Clark and then to apologize for all of us who failed to see the real Marcia Clark during the entire O.J. trial meant a whole lot to me and everyone in the audience – because from what I know, we all viewed her the same – and not at all as she really was and is.
"The responsibility of playing a real person is an enormous one. You want to get it right not for you but for them," Paulson said, as Clark watched on. "I, along with the rest of the world, had been superficial in my judgment, and I'm glad that I'm able to stand here in front of everyone today and say, I'm sorry." We think she accepts your apology, Sarah."
Then, in this morning’s news we find out that Sarah Paulson had Marcia Clark’s name engraved on her Emmy along with her own brings tears to my eyes. Marcia Clark went through hell during that whole media-circus of a trial. Don’t believe me? Watch ESPN’s outstanding 5-part documentary, “O.J.: Made In America,” that I recommended in one of my blog posts last week. A real eye-opener.
Terrific evening. Awards very well deserved.
And P.S.: The innate Fashionista in me has to weigh in on my Fave Gowns of the Evening: The Snow White-White Ralph Lauren worn by Tracee Ellis Ross and the Red Hot Red Jason Wu Riyanka Chopra wore. Honorable Mention: Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, Minnie Driver and Angela Bassett.
Gorgeous gals. Gorgeous gowns. And Diversity Galore.
What more could you ask for in an awards show?
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