New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting an international Emmy for his use of television during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hill reports.
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the award, said Cuomo masterfully used television to inform and calm people around the world during the health crisis.
“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 organization’s president said in a statement. “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.”
Cuomo will receive the International Emmy Founders Award which the organization says is awarded to an individual who “crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity.”
He will receive the award during the virtual Emmy Awards ceremony on Nov. 23.