Aug. 24—WATERTOWN — An Emmy Award given to former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for his daily press briefings in 2020 has been rescinded.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is rescinding the Emmy given to Mr. Cuomo in November. The former governor had received the honor after issuing 111 daily briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic, but the international academy is now citing a report from state Attorney General Letitia James that alleged Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.

The academy issued the following statement:

“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. His name and any reference to his receiving the award will be eliminated from International Academy materials going forward.”

Also on Tuesday, Attorney General James issued a statement on Gov. Kathy Hochul, who was sworn into office shortly after midnight.

“Today is a historic day for New Yorkers with the swearing in of our first female governor, Kathy Hochul,” her statement said. “I congratulate Governor Hochul on this incredible accomplishment and wish her well in her new role building on the progress of our great state. I look forward to continuing to work with her and the entire incoming administration.”

With the $212 billion state budget officially in the books, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said he wants to focus on two intertwined priorities: jobs and vaccinations. 

Cuomo still faces a litany of controveries and ongoing investigations ranging from the state’s handling of nursing homes during the pandemic to multiple allegaitons of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior. 

Still, Cuomo is placing a bet on two categories that will effect the lives of 19 million people even as Albany itself is an increasingly hostile environment for him as his fellow Democrats call for his impeachment and impeachment remains a looming possibility. 

Cuomo in a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon said he’s now looking to the “operational phase” of the state budget, namely rebuilding for a post-pandemic world that is likely to be very different. 

“Vaccination is a major operation, rebuilding is a major operation, re-energizing, renewing the confidence in New York — renewing the mojo and confidence in New York,” Cuomo said. 

Unemployment, especially in hard hit New York City, remains high across the state as leisure and hospitality sector jobs remain the most affected by the crisis. At the same time, New York’s hospitalization rate has been slow to decline as new variants of the virus continue to spread. 

“You know what number gives me the most worry? It’s no longer the COVID number — 13% unemployment in New York City — that’s the most frightening number,” Cuomo said. 

The $212 billion spending approved last week by the Legislature increases taxes on uppper income earners and corporations while boosting spending for schools and creates a fund for undocumented immigrants impacted by the pandemic. 

The budget will also inject billions of private and public dollars into green economy infrastructure jobs. 

“I don’t believe in the natural recovery process,” Cuomo said. “That only takes you so far. We have to do better than that. We have to go further and we have to go faster. That tends to be predominantly an urban issues.”