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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:17 PM

Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings

Source: NPR

The Emmys have always had a soft spot for politicians. In the past two decades, the annual television awards have dealt out nods or outright wins for a slew of famous names: There's Selina Meyer, for one, not to mention Josiah Bartlet and Claire and Frank Underwood, among others.

The thing is, most of those politicians are, you know, fake.

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Friday that it is breaking with tradition and awarding its International Emmy Founders Award to a real politician who is currently in office. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being honored his daily coronavirus briefings earlier this year.

"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," the academy's president and CEO, Bruce Paisner, explained in a statement announcing the decision. "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."

Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/11/21/937445923/andrew-cuomo-to-receive-international-emmy-for-masterful-covid-19-briefings



To add insult to injury, trump was nominated for TWO Emmy Awards and lost both times.

Take that, Donnie Dollhands!

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Reply Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings (Original post)
George II Saturday OP
napi21 Saturday #1
pazzyanne Yesterday #6
onetexan Yesterday #8
Midnight Writer Saturday #2
captain queeg Saturday #3
getagrip_already Saturday #4
SCantiGOP Yesterday #5
pazzyanne Yesterday #7
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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:22 PM

1. That's great news. I watched him every time his briefin g was on TV here in Ga. He did a GREAT job

I remember watchying him & saying to myselfhow much better he was doing than the JA we have to hear out of the WH!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:15 AM

6. I watched all of Cuomo's briefings.

It was reassuring to know that there were governors who stepped up and fought this virus. It also allowed sound information to be shared that proved the curve could be stamped down. Too bad more people did not watch and understand what could have happened with proper information.

Who'd a thunk it!

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Response to napi21 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 04:20 AM

8. +1. Masterful is exactly the best superlative for Cuomo. I know many ppl aren't thrilled w him here

but his leadership abilities and exceptional communication skills are impressive. He is POTUS material in my book.

That said, if he does harbor thoughts of running for the highest office in the future (he's only 62), i certainly hope we don't end up with Chelsea Handler as his FLOTUS
Talk about flattening the curve!!

I cannot bear the thought of someone as foulmouthed as her and who dated the likes of 50 Cent being First Lady

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:44 PM

2. I nominate Rudy for Best Comedy Performance in a Tragedy.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:46 PM

3. He needs to wave that in trump's face

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:56 PM

4. trumpy town is having a sad.......

Unfair to tyrants!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 12:30 AM

5. Big deal

According to Trumpís twitter he has won about 8 Nobel Peace Prizes this year.

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 01:16 AM

7. ...

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:22 AM

9. With all due respect to Kamala Harris, Cuomo would have been my pic for VP

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 05:26 AM

10. he did great

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Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:52 AM

11. I think this is a big mistake

and I'm sorry for this.

I watched a dozen or so of those briefings, at times they were helpful. But I take issue with the idea that a briefing, to help his state (and others) is theater. To conflate the two, diminishes the role of governing.


Cuomo made good TV? He's in charge of one of our most populous and important states. I HOPE that he did not (effectively) create a television show with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure.

Reality TV comes to the governorship?

I hope he turns it down.

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