Is “The People v. O.J. Simpson” destined to sweep this years Emmys in movie/miniseries races? The first installment of the new anthology “American Crime Story” by Ryan Murphy, who also created the “American Horror Story” series, “The People” follows one of the most famous criminal trials in American history: the 1995 prosecution and controversial acquittal of football star O.J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.
Multiple Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson and Tony winner Courtney B. Vance lead the cast as prosecutor Marcia Clark and defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, respectively, while Cuba Gooding Jr. plays the title defendant. Airing over 10 weeks from February 2 to April 5, the series earned rave reviews, scoring 90 on MetaCritic, with James Poniewozik (New York Times) caling it “absorbing, infuriating and, yes, thoroughly entertaining” and Emily Nussbaum (The New Yorker) writing that it’s “ideologically and emotionally nuanced, with each episode providing a shift in perspective, as if turning a daisy wheel of empathy.”
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Courtney B. Vance, who plays Johnnie Cochran
Cuba Gooding Jr., who plays O.J. Simpson
John Travolta, who plays Robert Shapiro
Sterling K. Brown, who plays Christopher Darden
Nathan Lane, who plays F. Lee Bailey
Connie Britton, who plays Faye Resnick
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Creators
Anthony Hemingway, Director
D.V. DeVincentis, Writer
Mac Quayle, Composer
Jeff Mossa, Production Designer
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