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Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at 'People v. OJ' in 2016 Emmys Monologue: 'If You Wanna Win, Sit Next to Marcia Clark'

by Alex Ungerman 6:08 PM PDT, September 18, 2016
Playing Jimmy Kimmel Pokes Fun at 'People v. OJ' in 2016 Emmys Monologue: 'If You Wanna Win, Sit Next to Marcia Clark'

Sounds like Jimmy Kimmel's a fan of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story!

The Jimmy Kimmel Live host devoted part of his Emmys opening monologue to the smash hit FX miniseries, including taking a friendly dig at Marcia Clark -- the lead prosecutor in the real-life O.J. Simpson murder trial -- who attended the awards show as Sarah Paulson's guest.

"Sarah Paulson brought Marcia Clark as a guest," Kimmel noted. "As everyone in L.A. knows, if you wanna win, sit next to Marcia Clark."

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Paulson gave Kimmel a thumbs down, sticking up for the famous attorney she portrays on the show.

"Are you rooting for O.J. to win this time?" Kimmel hilariously added.

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And thankfully, Clark was able to laugh off the teasing.

Paulson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, and the show trailed only Game of Thrones for most nominations, with 22.

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Watch the video below to hear Clark open up to ET about reliving the infamous trial.

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