Sex scandal? What sex scandal? Clash is accused of sexual relations with underage boys, so there is some irony to his nomination:
In the Daytime Emmy nominations announced Wednesday, Clash was one of four contenders in the “performer in a children’s series” category.
In fact, Clash has won 23 Emmys in the nearly three decades he's been providing the voice of Elmo. By the way, Clash left the show, allegedly voluntarily in June, saying the charges were a distraction. I'm sure they were