Will Sarah Paulson win Best Movie/Mini Actress for her performance as Marcia Clark in “The People v. O.J. Simpson” on her sixth career bid? Gold Derby’s Zach Laws, Riley Chow and myself got together via webcam (watch above) to discuss who could possibly upset and why.
While we all agree that Paulson is favored to take this award we could see an upset by either Taylor or Dunst. As I explain, “They do not submit sample episodes so if they’re not familiar with the projects Paulson and Dunst’s best work doesn’t come till later. Where in ‘American Crime’ the first three episodes begin and end on Taylor and she’s a very well respected actress.”
Riley reminds us of what happened last year, noting, “If anyone is going to upset Paulson it’s Taylor. It’s the same template as last year where you have this working character actress (Regina King, ‘American Crime’) who is under rewarded, going up against Paulson.”
Meanwhile, Zach makes the case for Paulson. “Unlike Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr. (Best Movie/Mini Actor), and unlike John Travolta, Sterling K. Brown and David Schwimmer (Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor) she doesn’t have any competition from her own show. So it stands to reason if they are just checking off ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson,’ this is her best chance to win.”
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