Sarah Paulson wins Emmy for 'O.J. Simpson,' apologizes to Marcia Clark and professes her love for Holland Taylor

She did it!

Sarah Paulson won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie at Sunday night's Emmy Awards for her turn as Marcia Clark in FX's "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story," and her acceptance speech was full of noteworthy callouts.

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"The responsibility of playing a real person is an enormous [undertaking] and you want to get it right," Paulson said of portraying the former prosecutor, who was also Paulson's date for the night.

"The real Marcia: The complicated, whip-smart mother of two who woke up every day, put two feet on the floor and dedicated herself [to defending the law]," Paulson exclaimed as Clark looked on with tears in her eyes.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson (L) and attorney Marcia Clark attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Prosecutor Marcia Clark attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson (L) and attorney Marcia Clark attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson (L) and prosecutor Marcia Clark attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Sarah Paulson arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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Paulson then called herself -- and the rest of society -- "superficial and careless" for passing judgment on Clark based on the "two-dimensional" portrayals of the prosecutor that dominated the media during the Trial of the Century. "I'm sorry."

Paulson also called out her costars as "magicians" and the creator of the series, Ryan Murphy, of whom she said, "It was because you thought I could that I even dared."

Closing out her acceptance speech, Paulson called out her girlfriend, actress Holland Taylor, with a sweet proclamation that garnered cheers from the audience: "Holland Taylor, I love you!"

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor pose at the Opening Night After-party for 'Ripcord' at The Brasserie 8 and 1/2 on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor arrive at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actresses Holland Taylor (L) and Sarah Paulson attend the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Critics' Choice Television Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson attend the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Fiddler On The Roof' at the Broadway Theatre on December 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
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