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There was no more riveting daily series in the world of television than Governor Andrew Cuomo at the height of the pandemic. He’s been honored for his performance with an Emmy!
The International Emmy Awards announced today that Cuomo will receive the International Emmy Founders Award for his “masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world.”
International Academy President Bruce Paisner said: “The Governor’s daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure. People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”
Starting on March 2, Cuomo held 111 consecutive daily briefings. The introduction was a signature slideshow presentation and the show became a “must watch” during the lockdown in New York for locals, along with viewers around the United States and the world.
The Governor’s television presenter brother, Chris, has two Emmy wins and 10 nominations to his name. Previous recipients of this award include Oprah Winfrey, Al Gore, and Steven Spielberg.
The award will be presented to Governor Cuomo on Monday.