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After years of proving to the world that you are one of the best actors in the business, and one of the greatest comedians in the business, and one of the best businessmen in the business, you earn lifelong and international acclaim and awards.

Two awards that Bill Cosby earned for his lifelong work are the Kennedy Center Honors and the Twain Prize.

On Monday, the Kennedy Center has announced that those two awards have been rescinded!!


In a statement, the center says the comedian’s recent criminal conviction has “overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize.”

Cosby won the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and the Twain prize in 2009.

The comedian has lost several honors since his conviction. The organization that bestows the Academy Awards expelled Cosby last week, and the television academy has said it is reviewing his inclusion in its hall of fame.