Andrew Cuomo, who resigned as governor of New York, is now being deprived of another another title: Emmy winner. Cuomo’s honorary Emmy award for “excellent communication and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic,” which he received in 2020, has been canceled by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Academy officially revoked Cuomo’s award the day after he effectively stepped down as governor, citing the dismal findings of the inquiry into his alleged sexual harassment. Using a Variety of Methods:
In a statement, the org announced on Tuesday 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. His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.”
While losing an Emmy is never a good news story, it isn’t Cuomo’s worst embarrassment in the last 24 hours. Following rumors that he reportedly abandoned his dog Captain at the Executive Mansion after moving in with his sister, the now-former governor was roasted on Monday. While Cuomo’s spokeswoman claimed that the dog was abandoned and simply stayed with a worker for a “brief issue,” sources with the New York State Police told the Times Union that Cuomo has been attempting to give the dog away but has so far been unsuccessful due to its “nipping” problem.