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Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings


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Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings

The Emmys have always had a soft spot for politicians. In the past two decades, the annual television awards have dealt out nods or outright wins for a slew of famous names: There's Selina Meyer, for one, not to mention Josiah Bartlet and Claire and Frank Underwood, among others.

The thing is, most of those politicians are, you know, fake.

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Friday that it is breaking with tradition and awarding its International Emmy Founders Award to a real politician who is currently in office. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being honored his daily coronavirus briefings earlier this year.

"The Governor's 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure," the academy's president and CEO, Bruce Paisner, explained in a statement announcing the decision. "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."

The Founders Award, which Cuomo will receive Monday, annually recognizes an individual or group that "crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity." Since its inception in 1980, the award has gone to a slew of superproducers, industry executives and, yes, even a politician. Former Vice President Al Gore won the prize in 2007, but by then, he was out of office.

Cuomo has not responded publicly to the announcement.

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How did we ever miss this one? For those that think the award shows are honest, case number 45,339.

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22 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings

 

:D  He might be thinking.....

"Wonder how many chicks I can get with THAT little trinket?"   :lol:

14 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

They should give a lifetime achievement acting award to Donald Trump for pretending to be compos mentis and to care about anyone but himself for four years.

Huh.   That's too crowded a field, what with Bezos, Branson  and the Koch brothers and all..  ;) 

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