[Ed. note: Isn’t that where they all come from?]
And the Emmy goes to… a Brooklyn construction worker who found it in the trash!
Ismael “Smiley” Cekic, 40, was walking on his Bensonhurst block in September when he spotted a “cool looking” statue amid boxes of discarded items on the curb outside a recently-sold neighboring house, brushed it off and took it home.
A few weeks later, as Cekic and wife Tonimarie were watching the 2013 Emmys on TV, he realized the awards show statuette looked just like the one now sitting in his living room.
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“It’s definitely the real deal,” a source familiar with the venerable award told The Post after looking at a detailed photo of Cekic’s find.
“It’s very old — likely from the Ed Sullvan era in the 1950s.” The Emmy was issued by the New York-based arm of the awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
The statuette is missing the gold band at its base that would have identified the awardee.