The latest episode of FX's American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson has many people talking about Sarah Paulson possibly winning an Emmy.
Paulson, who plays prosecutor Marcia Clark in the FX miniseries, had her biggest episode yet this week—an episode appropriately titled "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia." In it, Marcia deals with even more public scrutiny than before and is encouraged to "soften" her look.
As such, she gets a perm, and while confident at first, we see her façade crack as the media and pretty much everyone around her become even more critical. Paulson's heartbreaking, sympathetic performance has caused many viewers to proclaim she deserves an Emmy for the role.
Check out some of these reactions via Twitter:
— Sarah Cook (@sarahpcook) March 10, 2016
All I have to say is Marcia, Marcia Marcia. I love Sarah Paulson. Give her the Emmy now!
— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) March 9, 2016
Sarah Paulson won an Emmy with last night's #PeoplevsOJSimpson. She killed it.
— Denizcan Rey (@MrFilmkritik) March 9, 2016
Give Sarah Paulson the Emmy for last night. Give her all the Emmys.
— Michael Schwartz (@mikemovie) March 9, 2016
Just give Sarah Paulson her damn Emmy already
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) March 9, 2016
Sarah Paulson is masterful. If she doesn't win the Emmy, something is very very wrong. #ThePeoplevsOJSimpson
— matthewmatics (@antoci_m) March 9, 2016
im pretty sure Sarah Paulson will win and emmy for this episode of American Crime Story
— brubs blake (@rozdoyles) March 10, 2016
Sarah Paulson was fantastic in tonight's episode of #ThePeoplevOJSimpson. Give her the Emmy now.
— Joey Jabroni (@MexicanMarauder) March 9, 2016
My heart is breaking for Marcia Clark watching this ep of People vs OJ Simpson. Sarah Paulson + writers deserve an Emmy. Brilliant.
— Ryan Reid (@RealRyanReid) March 9, 2016
Paulson has been nominated at the Emmys for the past four years in various roles. In 2011, she was nominated for playing Nicolle Wallace in the HBO TV movie Game Change. She was then nominated for playing Lana Winters in American Horror Story: Asylum, Cordelia Foxx in American Horror Story: Coven the next year and Bette and Dot Tattler in American Horror Story: Freak Show last year.
The actress has yet to win an Emmy in her career, but will all of this buzz allow her to pick up the elusive trophy in September? Only time will tell.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.