LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sarah Paulson is the winner of the Emmy Award for best actress in a limited series for her role in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

It is Paulson’s first Emmy win and comes for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark, who endured widespread criticism as she tried to convict NFL legend O.J. Simpson of double murder under the glaring spotlight of the so-called “Trial of the Century.”

Paulson’s co-star Sterling K. Brown, who played prosecutor Christopher Darden in the series, won the best supporting actor award and she thanked him in her acceptance speech. (Brown is a St. Louis native and an alumnus of Country Day High School.)

Paulson also thanked Clark, who she brought to the Emmys, and apologized to her for having a two-dimensional view of the prosecutor before signing on to play her onscreen.

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