"The People v. O.J. Simpson" ran away with the night at the 68th Emmy Awards Sunday even as "Game of Thrones" broke a record.
The FX mini-series scored wins for outstanding limited series and for some of its actors.
One of them, Sara Paulson, won for outstanding lead actress in a limited series. In her acceptance speech, Paulson talked about the challenge of playing O.J. Simpson murder trial prosecutor Marcia Clark.
Her words brought Clark to tears.
"The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark, not the two dimensional cardboard cut-out on the news, but the complicated, whip smart, giant hearted mother of two who woke up everyday, put both feet on the floor and dedicated herself to righting an unconscionable wrong, the more I had to recognize that I -- along with the rest of the world -- had been superficial and careless in my judgment and I am glad to be able to stand here today in front of everyone and tell you that I am sorry," Paulson said.
Paulson was joined in the winners' circle by her "People v. O.J. Simpson" co-star Courtney B. Vance who won outstanding lead actor in a limited series.
Actress Sarah Paulson, wins Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie for The People v. O. J. Simpson.
"Glory to God," Vance yelled before later dedicating his award to wife, actress Angela Bassett.
Sterling K. Brown also won for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series for his role as Christopher Darden in the "People v. O.J."
'Game of Thrones' maintains reign
For the second year "Game of Thrones" took home the Emmy for outstanding drama series. With its 38 wins the highly successful HBO series broke a 12 year record for most Emmy wins by a series which had been held by "Frasier" with 37 Emmys.