Updated: November 20, 2020 06:24 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 02:54 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will receive the International Emmy Founders Award this year because of his COVID-19 briefings.
Between March 2 and June 19, Gov. Cuomo held 111 daily briefings to update New Yorkers on the coronavirus pandemic in the state as well as new measures being implemented to slow the spread.
According to The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Founder’s Award is presented to an individual or organization who “crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity.”
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
Former vice president Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg are among previous winners.
The awards show will be live-streamed on Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. on the Academy’s website.
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