Sarah Catherine Paulson has added to her already impressive resume!
The star of Impeachment: American Crime Story was just nominated for her eighth acting Emmy for playing civil servant and close friend to Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp. She’s nominated in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
While Impeachment got mixed reviews, Paulson’s performance as the self-serving and self-important Tripp was universally praised.
Paulson has been nominated five times for appearing in American Horror Story, in the seasons Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, and Cult. She was also nominated for playing Nicolle Wallace in the political drama Game Change.
Her previous Emmy win comes from the last time she starred in American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, when she won the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for playing lead prosecutor Marcia Clark. Her wig work in that series helped her get the win, so maybe she can get similar love for her Linda Tripp wig.
Paulson will be up against five other talented white actresses in the category. The other nominees for Lead Actress are Toni Collette in The Staircase, Julia Garner in Inventing Anna, Lily James in Pam & Tommy, Margaret Qualley in MAID, and Amanda Seyfried in The Dropout. All nominees except for Qualley are playing real people.
Impeachment: American Crime Story is also nominated for Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), and Outstanding Writing for a LImited or Anthology Series or Movie.
The Emmy winners will be announced Monday, September 12 on NBC.