Few expected Andrew Cuomo to retire as governor of New York, but when he did, it sparked a lot of discussion. Cynthia Nixon was the subject of some of those thoughts. Cuomo survived a primary challenge from the actress, activist, and attempted politician in 2019. He’s out of a job and his reputation is in shambles two years later. He was even stripped of the Emmy he earned in late 2020 on Tuesday. And when it did, his erstwhile adversary had a delectable retort.
“The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo?” she tweeted. “Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s).”
Nixon has two Emmys: one for her role as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City in 2004 and another for a guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2008. She’s also won two Tony Awards, two SAG Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and even a Grammy — as well as a Golden Rasperry, nicknamed a Razzie, which she shared with her co-stars in Sex and the City 2.
Meanwhile, Cuomo was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy for his daily briefings during the pandemic’s first wave. “His name and any reference to his accepting the prize will be erased from International Academy publications moving forward,” the awards organization said in a statement, referring to the sexual harassment incident that ended his governorship. It happened the day after he formally handed over the reigns of the state he had long ruled to Kathy Hochul.
As far as last laughs go, this one ain’t bad.