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Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon takes a swipe at former New York governor Andrew Cuomo after he was STRIPPED of his honorary Emmy Award

  • Cynthia Nixon poked fun at her former political rival Andrew Cuomo after he resigned as New York governor and had his special Emmy stripped
  • He won an Emmy for his COVID-19 briefings in 2020, though it was taken away on Tuesday as he left office
  • ‘The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s),’ Nixon, 55, tweeted
  • Nixon ran against Cuomo for New York Governor in 2018 

Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at former New York governor Andrew Cuomo after he was stripped of his honorary Emmy Award on Tuesday. 

Back in 2018, the Sex And The City star, 55, challenged Cuomo, 63, for Governor of New York but lost in the Democratic primary. 

Now, with Cuomo having resigned from the post following a report that he had sexually harassed 11 women, Nixon couldn’t resist poking fun at his downfall. 

In a tweet on Tuesday, she penned: ‘The difference between me and Andrew Cuomo? Neither of us is governor, but I still have my Emmy(s).’   

Shade: Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at former New York governor Andrew Cuomo after he was stripped of his honorary Emmy Award on Tuesday

Victorious: Back in 2018, the Sex And The City star, 55, challenged Cuomo, 63, for Governor of New York but lost in the Democratic primary

Shade: Cynthia Nixon took a swipe at former New York governor Andrew Cuomo after he was stripped of his honorary Emmy Award on Tuesday 

Sass: With Cuomo having resigned from the post following a report that he had sexually harassed 11 women, Nixon couldn't resist poking fun at his downfall

Sass: With Cuomo having resigned from the post following a report that he had sexually harassed 11 women, Nixon couldn’t resist poking fun at his downfall 

Three years ago, Nixon announced her campaign for Governor of New York but lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo with 34% of the vote to his 66%. 

The activist has since returned to acting with the Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That… 

For her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the original series she won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy in 2004.

Four years later, she won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy for her turn in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 

Meanwhile Cuomo was awarded the International Emmy Founders Award ‘for effective communication and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic’ last year, before the Academy rescinded the honour this week. 

Accusations: Cuomo was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, and an investigation concluded that the governor 'sexually harassed multiple women'

Accusations: Cuomo was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, and an investigation concluded that the governor ‘sexually harassed multiple women’ 

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Cuomo was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, with an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which concluded that the governor ‘sexually harassed multiple women,’ which, ‘violated federal and state law.’

The former governor announced his resignation two weeks ago, and after leaving office on Tuesday, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences decided to rescind the special Emmy award he won for his daily COVID-19 briefings. 

The allegations against Cuomo started in December 2020, covering a range of sexual misconduct behavior, which Cuomo denied.

Lost out: Three years ago, Nixon announced her campaign for Governor of New York but lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo with 34% of the vote to his 66%

Lost out: Three years ago, Nixon announced her campaign for Governor of New York but lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo with 34% of the vote to his 66%

New York Attorney General Letitia James hired an independent law firm to investigate the claims in February 2021, with the investigation complete in August.

The investigation found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women during his time in office, which lead to pressure from multiple places – including President Biden – to resign, which he did on August 10.

The resignation would take effect in 14 days, and when Cuomo left office on Tuesday, it coincided with the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announcing they’re rescinding Cuomo’s special Emmy.

‘The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy Award,’ the statement began. 

‘His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward,’ the statement concluded.

Award-winner: Nixon won an Emmy for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in Sex And The City (pictured L-R with co-stars Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall)

Award-winner: Nixon won an Emmy for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in Sex And The City (pictured L-R with co-stars Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall) 

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