New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won the Founders Award in recognition of his leadership during the Coronavirus pandemic and his very effective way of informing the audience while keeping a calm demeanor that so many people felt at home while watching.
He received the award virtually at the International Emmy Awards ceremony, which was televised on Monday morning.
Cuomo was announced as an award recipient Friday, sparking significant backlash because of his controversial nursing home policy that has been linked to the deaths of thousands of elderly residents.
“Andrew Cuomo deserves to be on trial for the elderly people his nursing home order directly murdered. Instead, he’s getting an Emmy,” The Federalist’s Ben Domenech wrote on Twitter.