New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has won an Emmy “in recognition of his leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world,” the International Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences announced Friday.
Gov Andrew M Cuomo of NY will receive the International Emmy Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the Covid19 pandemic & his masterful use of TV to inform & calm people around the world. The Emmy will be presented to @NYGovCuomo on Nov 23 https://t.co/dwKIImwYNV pic.twitter.com/1mKkmg6FKW
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 20, 2020
Cuomo, whose state was hardest hit by the coronavirus, and who issued a directive forcing nursing homes to accept infected patients, has been lauded by Hollywood as a counterpoint to President Donald Trump during the pandemic.
A press release from the Academy stated:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York