Sarah Paulson Brings OJ Simpson Prosecutor Marcia Clark to Emmys as Date

After playing the former lawyer on FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” Paulson brought the real deal to Sunday’s show

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” star Sarah Paulson brought Marcia Clark as her date to the Emmys on Sunday night.

Twitter lost its mind, and Paulson’s date didn’t go unnoticed by Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel either, who went on a lengthy riff in his monologue on the FX series, the cast of which is pretty much all up for awards.  “Everybody knows, if you want to win, sit next to Marcia Clark,” Kimmel said, naming Paulson the winner of tonight’s plus-one contest.

“Are you rooting for O.J. to win this time?” Kimmel asked Clark.

Kimmel also directed the question at Cuba Gooding Jr., who played Simpson in the series and is up for lead actor in a limited series or movie.

“I was incredibly honored that Sarah asked me to go with her to the Emmys, and it will be my privilege to be there to cheer her on,” Clark told “Access Hollywood.”

The first words Clark told Paulson were, “I just want to apologize about the hair,” Paulson told E! Online before the “People v. O.J.” premiere.