And the award for best put-down of a disgraced ex-governor by a former rival goes to…
Former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon danced on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political grave Tuesday, following the rescinding of the Emmy he was awarded last year for his daily coronavirus briefings.
“The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s),” she tweeted.
Nixon’s mocking taunt — which evoked the notion of “Schadenfreude and the City” — was reminiscent of the bitter, 2018 Democratic primary battle between her and Cuomo, which he won by a 2-to-1 margin.
Nixon won two primetime Emmy awards, in 2004 and 2008, according to the IMDb website.
The first is for her signature supporting role as Miranda Hobbes on HBO’s “Sex and the City,” which is currently shooting the third movie spinoff from the show, and the second is for a guest appearance on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
She also has three other nominations, including for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in the 2005 HBO movie “Warm Springs.”
Cuomo was stripped of his special International Emmy Award over Attorney General Letitia James’ devastating report that accused him of sexually harassing 11 women, including nine current or former state workers, and his resulting resignation, which took effect at the end of Monday.
During her campaign against Cuomo, Nixon called him “famously vengeful” and said she decided to challenge him because “bullies have to be confronted.”
Cuomo’s camp responded by calling her “unhinged” and the state Democratic Committee sent out 11th-hour mailers that implied she was anti-Semitic.
Cuomo denied any knowledge of the mailers and condemned the smear, but Nixon rejected his claim as “patently absurd.”
Although Cuomo outspent her 10-to-1, Nixon’s progressive platform forced him to move to the left on issues including marijuana legalization and restoring voting rights to ex-cons.