[Ed. – The awards have all gotten plumb ridiculous. C’mon, man. It’s as if our cultural “elite” is under a spell compelling it to reveal its fundamental derangement in every conceivable way.]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who sent thousands of elderly New Yorkers to their deaths with his nursing home policy in the early months of the pandemic and then tried to cover it up, “will receive this year’s International Emmy® Founders Award, 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 Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “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.”
Past recipients of the award include recipients include Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg.