I'll be honest, I don't usually care about the miniseries awards at the Golden Globes. My reaction to the winners in these categories generally ranges from "I'm gonna go to a bathroom break" to "Oh. That's nice for Elisabeth Moss." But, this year, that all changed. I got super into The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story last year, so at this year's Golden Globes ceremony I was so happy to see Sarah Paulson win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her fantastic portrayal of Marcia Clark in the 10 episode series.
For the award, Paulson was up against four other talented actors: Kerry Washington for Confirmation, Felicity Huffman for American Crime, Riley Keough for The Girlfriend Experience, and Charlotte Rampling for London Spy. But after seeing her performance and hearing all of the buzz that surrounded American Crime Story when it aired in early 2016, it was hard to imagine anyone other than Paulson would take home the award.
Accepting her award, Paulson thanked the entire American Crime Story cast, saying, "I would not be standing here if it were not for each and every one of you." She also thanked Ryan Murphy, whom she also worked with on American Horror Story, and said that he changed her life. Paulson concluded by thanking Clark, saying, "To the remarkable Marcia Clark. You are an inspiration to me. If I could live my life with a fraction of your wit, integrity, and your unapologetic fierceness, I would be on the road to doing it right."