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Holland Taylor Discusses Her New Play, And Sarah Paulson’s Emmys Shout-Out

Sarah Paulson may have brought Marcia Clark as her date to the Emmys last month, but her real-life girlfriend Holland Taylor was ever present.

Taylor watched the award show on television in New York City where she is currently appearing on Broadway in The Front Page.

Talking NBC’s The Today Show Taylor was quick to praise Paulson

That whole Emmy night was so thrilling. She’s done six roles – different characters – in five years and been nominated for every one of them. For Marcia Clark, she has to win or the Earth is going to tilt on its fricken axis.”

When Paulson won she concluded her acceptance speech with,

And Holland Taylor, I love you. Thank you.”


Taylor – a past Emmy winner herself – says of that gesture:

When she shouted out to me, I didn’t know she was going to do that. But the thing about Sarah is, long before she’s a brilliant actress – which she is – she is a real wonderful stand-up person of great quality and she stands on the right side of history.”

Paulson has a record from showing her feelings for her partner in public.

In 2005 she kissed her then-girlfriend Cherry Jones at The Tony Awards.

Jones was announced as the winner of best actress in a play for her performance as Sister Aloysius in Doubt.

Paulson told NOTOFU Magazine:

What am I gonna do, pat her on the back and say, :Good job, dude?” It didn’t occur to me to do anything but what I did.”

Sarah Paulson Finally Wins Her Emmy, Tells Girlfriend “I Love You” During Touching Acceptance Speech

It finally happened: Sarah Paulson has won her first Emmy, for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie, and ended her speech by telling her girlfriend, “Holland Taylor, I love you.”

Taylor has returned the love with this adorable tweet.

Paulson won for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in The People vs. OJ Simpson, an FX limited series on the infamous murder trial that made caused a media storm in the mid to late ‘90s.

Playing a real person while they are still living is a big responsibility. She is the mother to two children who were very young when the trial was going on, and were not really privy to a lot of what she was put through. I just kept thinking, I hope this doesn’t hurt Marcia any further. I hope the things that we are doing don’t inflict any more pain.”

During her acceptance speech, Paulson used her time onstage to publicly apologize to Clark—who was sitting in the audience—for misperceiving her, as much of the public did, during the O.J. Simpson trial. Afterward, Paulson told reporters why she brought Clark as her date and felt the public apology was necessary.

That wasn’t the only queer moment at this year’s Emmy Awards, with gay SNL and Ghostbusters actress Kate McKinnon winning the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

McKinnon appeared visibly moved, thanking her SNL boss Lorne Michaels and dedicating her trophy to her late father, who first introduced her to the NBC sketch staple at age 12.


McKinnon wins on her third consecutive nomination for Saturday Night Live.

And it appears the television academy members aren’t the only ones who thought McKinnon deserved this award:

Jeffrey Tambor, a cisgender male actor who plays a transgender woman in Transparent, won best actor.

In a moving acceptance speech, he addressed the lack of authentic representation of trans people in Hollywood.

Please give transgender talent a chance. Give them auditions. Give them their story. Do that… I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male playing a female transgender on television. We have work to do.”

Jill Soloway won the award for Best Directing for a Comedy Series (Transparent), her second win in the category.

Thank you to the trans community for your lived lives. We need to stop violence against transgender women and topple the patriarchy.”

Just before exiting the stage, clutching her golden trophy tight, Jill cheerily quipped, “Topple the patriarchy!”


Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for her performance in Orphan Black. The actress beat out Viola Davis in How to Get Away With Murder, Claire Danes in Homeland, Taraji P. Henson in Empire, Keri Russell in The Americans and Robin Wright in House of Cards.

And Clea DuVall joined her VEEP cast-mates for a Best Comedy Series win alongside Anna Chlumsky and Best Actress in a Comedy Series Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch, Sarah Paulson, Kate McKinnon, and Ellen Page a All Get Emmy Nods

This weeks Emmy nominations not only go to several out lesbian and bisexual actresses, but also to shows with lesbian/bi characters .

Bisexual actress Sarah Paulson is a two-time nominee earning nods for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie) and for American Horror Story: Hotel (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie).


Lesbian comedy legend Lily Tomlin was nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role opposite Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie.


Also nominated was Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon for for her various comic characters including Hillary Clinton in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.


Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, winner of the Emmy last year for his performance as transgender woman Maura Pfefferman, is once again nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

Also nominated in acting categories from the show are Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, and Melora Hardin.


Series creator Jill Soloway, who is bisexual and has a transgender father, earned nods for directing an episode of the show, which begins its third season later this summer.

Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) is up for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.

Out actress Ellen Page, a previous Oscar nominee, got her first Emmy nod as an executive producer of the Viceland series Gaycation With Ellen Page.


While lesbian comic Tig Nitaro was nominated for Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted in the category of Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.

Here is a full list of nominees for the Emmys, which will be presented on 18 September.

  • Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Hotel) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Master of None – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Black-ish – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Transparent – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Jill Soloway (Transparent) – Outstanding Directing
  • Judith Light (Transparent) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Melora Hardin (Transparent) – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • VEEP – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Portlandia – Oustanding Writing for a Variety Series
  • Portlandia – Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
  • Kate McKinnon (SNL) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnReal) – Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) – Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
  • Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos (Making of a Murderer) – Outstanding Directing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • Moira Demos (Making of a Murderer) – Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • Making of a Murderer (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos) – Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series
  • Making a Murderer – Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • HerStory – Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Adventure Time – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Steven Universe – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) – Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Program
  • Gaycation with Ellen Page – Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Love Has No Labels (Ad Council) – Outstanding Commercial

12 Times Amy Poehler Chilling At The Emmys Created The Perfect Meme For All Of Life’s Problems

For those who missed it, on Sunday night Poehler lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

As the nominees were listed, the camera focused on Poehler and found her chilling in the audience, rocking a pair of sunglasses and a grey hoodie sweatshirt.

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From the body language to the facial expression, Amy has created the perfect meme platform to encapsulate every women’s struggles.


1. For those Mondays after a crazy weekend:


2. For when you were a minor:

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3. For when it’s time to talk to Grandma:

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4. For those early morning commutes:

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5. For when you’re trying to be sneaky but fail:

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6. For when you’re asked that dreaded question:

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7. For when your mum is trying to be serious:

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8. For those times you spent a little too much money:

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9. For when you realise you’re the only single person left:

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10. For when that moment of relisiation:

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11. For when you’re not ready to have a certain conversation:

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12. And finally, for when those times you have a major realisation:

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