“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 group advised Fox News in an announcement.
“His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward,” it concluded.
Cuomo initially gained the 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.”
According to the Emmys, its Founder’s Award is given to those that “cross cultural boundaries to touch our common humanity.”
Past recipients embody former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and Steven Spielberg.
“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 & CEO, Bruce Paisner stated in a press launch on the time. “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 has been the New York governor since 2011 and his choice to step down got here after New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded that he sexually harassed no less than 11 ladies in a 165-page report launched in early August.
The politician stated in a press convention two weeks in the past he is “deeply” sorry for any conduct deemed inappropriate throughout his time in workplace however denied the sexual harassment allegations.
Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.