Sarah Paulson is nominated for an Emmy this year, but that’s not what fans can’t stop buzzing about.
Rather than bringing her girlfriend, Holland Taylor, along to witness her potential win, the “American Horror Story” actress has decided to bring Marcia Clark, according to Entertainment Tonight. Clark is, of course, the famous prosecutor from the O.J. Simpson trial of 1995. Paulson portrayed her in the 2015 FX drama, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
Paulson, 41, is nominated for her first Emmy for the role and is said to be the favorite to win. A number of her co-stars are also in the running. Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, John Travolta, and David Schwimmer are all nominated for their roles in various categories. Nominations were announced in July 2016.
While she crosses her fingers and hopes for a win, Paulson remains focused on the many other projects she is currently working on. On Aug. 25 rumors surfaced that she would be appearing in a reboot of “Ocean’s Eight.” At the time, Entertainment Weekly reported that Paulson was in talks to join the project, but said that nothing was set in stone just yet. Should she sign on, Paulson would join Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna. Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina — born Nora Lum — are also said to have parts in the film, which is being produced by director Steven Soderbergh and will start filming in October.
Additionally, Paulson has been cast in the latest project from Ryan Murphy. On Aug. 23, he announced on Twitter that he had cast her in his upcoming project, “Feud.” Paulson will play Geraldine Page, who famously had an issue with actress Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. “Feud” will tell the story of that rift and will star Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Judy Davis, Dominic Burgess and Alfred Molina.
The Emmy-hopeful will take on those projects while also participating in Season 6 of “American Horror Story.” She confirmed her participation in Aug. 9, during the TCA press tour. The announcement came amid uncertainty from fans who feared she had too much on her plate. Paulson has participated in every season of “American Horror Story” to date and had become much-beloved by fans of the FX series.
The Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox. Do you think Paulson will win? Sound off in the comment section!