Cuomo nets Emmy just for doing his job
Gov. Andrew Cuomo netted a special Emmy on Monday for just doing his job holding daily COVID-19 briefings — and despite being behind the state’s deadly nursing-home debacle.
In his virtual acceptance speech, the governor acted as if he had just been given the Nobel Peace Prize as opposed to a token Hollywood feel-good award.
“I’m proud of New Yorkers who had the courage to tell the truth and the strength to stand together — that’s what New York tough really means, to be tough enough to say, ‘I love you, I care about you, I need you,’ to see past the color of skin, religion or sexual orientation to see the humanity in each other, how we’re all interconnected and all interrelated,’’ Cuomo said.
A slew of New York-bred celebrities from Robert De Niro, Spike Lee and Rosie Perez to Billy Crystal and Billy Joel played along by fawning over the Democratic governor and his International Emmy Founders Award in a montage tribute.