Cynthia Nixon talked about the moment she won an Emmy Award in 2004 when U.S. President Donald Trump gave her the trophy. The actress admitted that she now wished that someone else had handed her the award.
2004 Emmy Awards
Nixon recalled her Emmy moment in 2004 in a recent interview, where she talked about her disbelief at receiving the award. The actress has had several roles under her name, although she is best known for her role as the no-nonsense lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City, which won her the Emmy.
Talking about the awards night, Nixon said that she was completely flabbergasted when her name was called. She did not expect to win because none of the main casts of Sex and the City has ever won an Emmy before. She had thought that costar and fellow Emmy nominee Kim Cattrall would have won because she was "so great in the show."
However, Nixon won and remembered receiving the trophy from X-Factor judge Simon Cowell and Trump, who, at that time, was running reality show The Apprentice. Both men were stars of reality TV at the time. When asked how she feels about it now, the 51-year-old A Quiet Passion actress admitted that she wished someone else besides Trump presented her the award.
"Do I wish I had gotten my Emmy from somebody else? Yes, I do. Absolutely I do. But, it's not like he picked me. He just passed off the trophy," Nixon tells Variety.
A video of the said moment when Nixon approached the stage to receive her Best Supporting Actress Award in a comedy series has now surfaced online. The footage does show the now-U.S. President Trump handing her the trophy.
The video surfaced hours after Nixon revealed her plans to run for governor in the Democratic Party against two-term Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The actress did not name-drop Cuomo but made reference to him in her campaign speech when she called out the "politicians who care more about headlines and power" than they do about the people.
The footage from the 2004 Emmy Awards also surfaced amid Nixon's vocal critic against Trump. In January, he told a crowd in New York that the U.S. president is protecting Vladimir Putin, whom she considers as the country's biggest threat to democracy.