New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is more than just a politician who fell in love with your celebrity – he's now an upcoming Emmy winner. The governor, whose handling of COVID-19 in New York found a dedicated following nationwide this summer, is officially recognized for his use of television to quietly inform people and during his (often memorable) time on viruses and pandemics To keep up to date. daily briefings. On November 20, the International Academy announced that Cuomo would receive this year's Founder's Prize, which is awarded to people or organizations who "cross cultural boundaries in order to touch our common humanity".
"The governor's 111 daily briefings worked so well because he was effectively creating television shows with characters, storylines, and stories of success and failure," said Bruce L. Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy, in a press release. "People all over the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York became a symbol of determination to fight back." Cuomo follows in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Al Gore, who are among the previous recipients. He will receive the honor on November 23 at the International Emmys.