The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences shunned former Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, rescinding an award given to the top Democrat for his daily press briefings during the height of the COVID pandemic.
“The International Academy announced today that in light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy® Award,” the organization told Fox News in a statement.
“His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.”
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“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,” International Academy President and CEO Bruce Paisner said in a press statement before the award. “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.”
Cuomo resigned as Governor on Aug. 10 after his own Attorney General concluded he had “sexually harassed multiple women” during his time in office.
Despite resigning, Cuomo maintains his innocence.