Acceptance Speech by Sarah Paulson at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 29, 2017
I have one of those geeks, who writes things down. This really means a lot to me because I feel like I wanted to be an actress since I was in utero, and to have this happen for a role that meant so much to me and acknowledged alongside so many extraordinary actresses that I revere is – makes it very special.
Every day on this set was kind of like being in a very fine acting school. Courtney B. Vance would come up to each and every one of us in that courtroom and give us a little fist bump, a way of saying “I’ve got you and I know you’ve got me.”
And I want to share this with all you because I think it’s very rare and special to have that kind of alchemy with a group of people.
I want to thank Marcia Clark for existing, for your strength and your brilliance, your perseverance, you made me look very good. And I would like to make a plea for everyone if they can, any money they have to spare, please donate to the ACLU to protect the rights and liberties of people across this country. It’s a vital, vital organization that relies entirely on our support. So, please, if you can.
Thank you very much. Thank you.