Cynthia Nixon, who announced her NY gubernatorial candidacy on Monday, is just missing the Oscar from her EGOT quest. She won the first of the top showbiz awards in 2004 for “Sex and the City” and received the statuette from another TV star-turned-politician: Donald Trump.
Remember, this was 2004, aka the height of the popularity of “The Apprentice.” Trump and Simon Cowell presented Nixon with the Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes on the final season of the HBO hit. Last year, Nixon told Variety that she had forgotten about the handoff.
“Do I wish I had gotten my Emmy from somebody else?” she said. “Yes, I do. Absolutely I do. But, it’s not like he picked me. He just passed off the trophy.”
Nixon has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump. In January, she urged people to “take to the streets” if Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller.
Ironically, this will probably be the closest Trump will get his hands on an Emmy since he’s still bitter about “The Apprentice” never winning. But if he could win the White House, Nixon could certainly win the governor’s mansion from incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
This was the first of Nixon’s two Emmys. She won four years later for her guest spot on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” She also has two Tonys for “Rabbit Hole” (2006) and “The Little Foxes” (2017), and a spoken word album Grammy for former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” (2009).