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Surprise! Jonathan Tisch wins the Jonathan Tisch award

Whom does he thank?

June 06, 2016 06:36PM

Jonathan Tisch presents Jonathan Tisch with the inaugural Jonathan Tisch award, while Jonathan Tisch happily looks on from the screen in the background

Jonathan Tisch presents Jonathan Tisch with the inaugural Jonathan Tisch award (background: Jonathan Tisch)

What do Taylor Swift and Jonathan Tisch have in common? They both won awards named after themselves.

In a true shocker, Tisch won the inaugural Jonathan Tisch Award for Leadership in Civic Responsibility Monday. The real estate heir and co-chairman of Loews Corporation is following in the footsteps of singer Taylor Swift, who in April won the inaugural Taylor Swift award.

NYU president Andrew Hamilton, who presented the award, also announced that the university’s Tisch Center will be renamed Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. Top that, Taylor Swift! — Konrad Putzier

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