ALBANY – Gov Andrew M Cuomo, who has hosted more than 100 TV briefings on coronaviruses since early March, will receive the International Founders Emmy Award, according to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The award, according to the academy, is “in recognition of his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his masterful use of television to inform and calm people around the world”

The Emmys will be featured in Cuomo during the Academy’s International Emmy Awards live stream at 11:00 a.m. Monday on the Academy’s website wwwiemmysla TV “The Governor’s 111 Daily Briefings worked so well because he actually created TV shows, with characters, storylines, and success and failure stories, ”said Bruce L Paisner’s Founder’s Award is presented to an individual or organization who “crosses cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity” Previous recipients include Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg

“I thanked the Academy, which I really liked,” Cuomo said on Friday “The Emmy was for the COVID presentations, which they said did a public service It’s flattering I accept it in the name of the people of the state “

New York Republican President Nick Langworthy said Cuomo’s award “is proof that Hollywood lives in its own alternate reality”

“It’s shocking for so many families who have lost loved ones in New York,” he said “Gov Cuomo certainly deserves an award for best actor in fictional stories he created in himself. declaring a great leader Maybe he will also win a prize for most deaths on a governor’s watch? Most businesses and jobs killed? And most power-hungry dictators? “

Brendan J Lyons is Editor-in-Chief of The Times Union and oversees the Capitol Office and Investigations Lyons joined The Times Union in 1998 as a crime reporter before being assigned to the Investigative Team.He became Editor-in-Chief of the Investigations Team in 2013 and began overseeing the Office of the Capitol in 2017 You can reach him at blyons @ timesunioncom or (518) 454-5547

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