It looks like the Governor of the great State of New York can now add an Emmy to his shelf.

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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the organization that produces The International Emmy Awards, announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo will win the International Emmy Founders Award.

According to the press release issued by The Emmy's, Mr. Cuomo has earned this award as recognition of how well he used television during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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... 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.
-Bruce L. Paisner, International Academy President & CEO

This year's International Emmy Awards show will be streamed on the Emmys' website and will take place on Monday, November 23, starting at 11 am. During this ceremony is when Governor Cuomo will be presented with his award.

In addition to this award, Mr. Cuomo has also reached the New York Times best-selling authors list with his new book American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

This award puts Governor Cuomo in good company as he isn't the first politician to have received an award of this nature. Former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower won an Emmy in 1956 for how he used Television to encourage the American people. Current President Donald Trump has been nominated for 2 Emmy's but did not win. Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama have all won Grammys.

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