Actress Sarah Paulson took prosecutor Marcia Clark as her date to the Emmy's Sunday night, but the two hung out in more places than just the red carpet.
Paulson sneaked Clark all the way into the roped-off winner's circle with her, where the two watched their names get engraved on the 2016 Emmy award for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Their statuette reads, "Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark," a rep for the Television Academy confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Clark became a household name in 1994 as the lead prosecutor in O.J. Simpson's murder trial. Paulson portrayed her in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which took home five Emmys on Sunday, including outstanding limited series.
Paulson dedicated her award to Clark during her acceptance speech, and even apologized for being "superficial and careless" in the way she initially understood Clark's role in the trial.
"The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark, not the two-dimensional cardboard cutout I saw on the news, but the complicated, whip-smart, giant-hearted mother of two who woke up every day, put both feet on the floor and dedicated herself to righting an unconscionable wrong - the loss of two innocents, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown - the more I had to recognize that I, along with the rest of the world, had been superficial and careless in my judgment," the actress said. "And I'm glad to be able to stand here today in front of everyone and tell you I'm sorry."
The Times reports that "the women laughed and giggled" as they watched their names being engraved on the trophy, then proudly displayed it to onlookers.
Sarah Paulson got security to let Marcia Clark join her as she got her Emmy engraved at Gov Ball. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/Ev584DoDGq
- Yvonne Villarreal (@villarrealy) September 19, 2016