‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’: Sterling K. Brown ‘serious contender’ to win Emmy after ‘Manna from Heaven’

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While much of the Emmy buzz surrounding FX’s limited series “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has centered around A-listers Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and John Travolta, a quiet, understated performance has emerged in recent weeks that’s impassioned our awards-savvy forum posters: Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden.

In fact, following Tuesday’s penultimate episode “Manna from Heaven,” our user mafro987 wrote in our TV forum, “Stunning acting from Sterling K. Brown who is a serious contender for his award now. I had no idea that ‘Marcia Marcia Marcia’ was not the best episode they had in this brilliant fable-like tale.”

Brown has been TV’s go-to guest star in recent years from everything like “The Good Wife” and “Supernatural” to one my personal faves “Alias.” However, the versatile actor has yet to earn an Emmy nomination. Will his role as emotional prosecutor Darden help him break through this year?

Atypical: Paulson, Vance, and Brown continue to impress. Excellent work! They’re going after that Emmy hard, and if the season finale sticks its landing, I think it’s winning outright.

AayaanUpadhyaya: Oh my god. You guys, this might just beat “Fargo” for miniseries, too. (Although I still think “Fargo” has the edge). This was a stellar, stellar episode. Brilliant acting. Sterling K. Brown is getting that nomination. Paulson keeps getting stronger and stronger.

CourtneySmith: Sterling K. Brown is incredible in this series. He definitely got a nomination after this week’s episode.

KylieistBoi: This should get at least seven acting nominations and three wins for Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown.

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