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What will Sunday's 68th Primetime Emmy Awards be remembered for? “Game of Thrones” won best drama series, while “Veep” took home the top comedy award.“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” also earned five awards (plus four of last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys), while Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history with her fifth consecutive Emmy win in the lead comedy actress category. But what are people talking about most? Stirring speeches, such as Jill Soloway's call to "topple the patriarchy," Kate McKinnon setting Twitter on fire, Sandwich-gate and Tatiana Maslany getting a win for the clone-club.


Marcia Clark watches as her name is engraved on Sarah Paulson's Emmy

Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clark together at the 2016 Emmy Awards Winner's Circle. (Los Angeles Times)
Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clark together at the 2016 Emmy Awards Winner's Circle. (Los Angeles Times)

Inside the Emmy Awards "winners circle," flanked by large Emmy statues, the victors gathered to have their golden ladies engraved with their names and category honors.  

The trophies are placed on a plexiglass stand and the engravers, wearing white gloves, get to work on placing the info on the trophy.

Patton Oswalt grabbed a glass of Champagne before having his Emmy engraved. As he waited, he tapped his fingers and leaned in to watch the process. As if the statue wasn't enough, each award-winner was also gifted with a box of Sterling wine that looked to outweigh the awards themselves.

Aziz Ansari checked his phone as he waited for his personalization to be done. Meanwhile, "Master of None" co-creator Alan Yang pulled out his phone to take a photo of the engravers getting to work on his trophy.

"One guest and one Emmy," security told those who were trying to sneak into the elite area.

As Paulson headed to the winners circle to have her trophy engraved, it became clear she was no longer stag. She asked security to allow Marcia Clark, who trailed behind her, to come through with her. Voila, Clark got the nod.

The women laughed and giggled as they watched the process, then Paulson showed some onlookers her statuette: Clark's name had been etched onto it as well.

It's customary for winner's trophies to engrave the name of the actor and the character they played at the bottom, but it's a special treat to witness this happen directly in front of their real life counterpart.

"It was an amazing night," the former prosecutor said. "I'm so glad I could share it with her."

Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clark together at the 2016 Emmy Awards Winner's Circle. (Los Angeles Times)
Sarah Paulson and Marcia Clark together at the 2016 Emmy Awards Winner's Circle. (Los Angeles Times)

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