OJ Simpson Might Be the Only One Not Watching the Emmys on Sunday

Raphael Chestang

All eyes will be on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, as Cuba Gooding Jr. vies for his first Emmy win. The only person who might not be watching is O.J. Simpson himself.

The FX limited series, which told the story of Simpson's double-murder trial and eventual acquittal, could sweep the Emmys with nominations for stars Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, John Travolta and David Schwimmer as well as directors Ryan Murphy and John Singleton, but prison guards at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada, could prevent Simpson from seeing the live results.

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Simpson has been serving time in the Nevada jail since he was found guilty in a robbery and kidnapping case in 2008. While inmates are allowed to watch TV, it is still up to the guards to decide whether showing the event, airing on ABC, could create a security issue.

When ET asked a prison rep about the five-part ESPN documentary O.J.: Made in America, we were told, "It is inappropriate and can be a safety and security risk to transmit information about an inmate to the rest of the inmate population."

While Simpson probably didn't see the ESPN series, he does keep up with the channel.

"He watches ESPN day and night on his TV," Simpson's former prison guard told ET. "He will sleep with ESPN on and his headphones on."

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Lovelock Correctional Center reportedly doesn't get FX, which aired The People v. O.J. Simpson, but that apparently didn't stop Simpson from commenting on Gooding Jr.'s portrayal of him.

According to Page Six, Simpson criticized the Oscar winner for being "not tall enough" and calling his head "too small."

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday on ABC.

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