Sarah Paulson is set to bring a very notable celebrity to the Emmys this year.
Paulson will bring prosecutor Marcia Clark to the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 18, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Paulson played Clark in FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story earlier this year, a role that earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Emmy prognosticators are expecting Paulson to win her very first Emmy for playing the famously mocked prosecutor, especially considering the amount of vulnerability and depth of character she helped bring to life.
Paulson spoke with Entertainment Tonight recently about writing a speech just in case she wins.
"I probably will write something only because I never have before, but then the last year when I went, so many people got up there with speeches, and some of the people have been up there a million times and they still get up there with speeches," she said. "And I thought, 'It's probably the better way to do it' because I just fear I would get up there and white out and be like 'bluehhheheh.'"
Paulson and Clark previously appeared together at a special panel event at the 20th Century Fox's Zanuck Theatre, where Clark praised The People v. O.J. Simpson, particularly the episode "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" for bringing sexism in the workplace to the forefront.
"I can't tell you how grateful I am for the light you've shown on sexism," Clark told Paulson and producer Ryan Murphy at the panel. "I think you've done a great thing for this world."
Of the positive response to the "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" episode, she said, "My overwhelming feeling about [the reaction] was that I hope this is good for all women. I hope it's raising consciousness in a general way about women who are strong and go out and do a quote-unquote man's job."
The 2016 Primetime Emmys will air live Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.