NOMINEES FOR THE 27th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS; WINNERS TO BE HONORED DURING MAY 1 CEREMONY

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NOMINEES FOR THE 27th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY AWARDS
ANNOUNCED AT WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS

Winners To Be Honored During May 1 Ceremony
At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

NEW YORK, NY – March 29, 2006 – Nominees for the 27th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a breakfast meeting of the Octagon/Street & Smith’s World Congress of Sports at the New York City’s Pierre Hotel. Peter Price, President of the National Television Academy, was joined by Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports; George Bodenheimer, President of ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports; David Levy, President, Turner Sports, and Sean McManus, President of CBS New and Sports.

The Sports Emmys are given to sports broadcasters and industry professionals in such categories as: Live Special, Live Series, Studio Show – Weekly, Studio Host, Play-by-Play, Studio Analyst and Event Analyst. For the first time this year, a Sports Emmy Award will be presented for Outstanding Sports Content on Non-Traditional Delivery Platforms such as the Internet, cell phones, iPods, PDAs and other devices.

The 27th Annual Sports Emmy Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Monday, May 1 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. Leading sports broadcasters, personalities and television professionals will be presenters at the event. American Airlines and Grass Valley, A Thomson Brand, are official sponsors of the 27h Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal is the exclusive magazine partner.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Bud Greenspan, one of the foremost writer/producer/directors of sports films who has impacted decades of Olympic coverage. Greenspan has just completed filming his ninth Official Olympic Film this winter in Torino. His films have received seven Sports Emmy Awards, and he has been inducted into the U. S. Olympic Hall of Fame.

A breakdown of the nominees by network and platform, as compiled by the accounting firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP, New York, is:


ESPN
HBO
FOX
ABC
ESPN2
CBS
TNT
26
17
16
14
12
11
9
  NBC
ESPN Classic
ESPN.com
Fox Sport Net
Discovery Channel
NFL Network
Speed Channel
7
4
3
3
2
2
2
  MLB.com
OLN
USA
1
1
1

A complete list of nominees, tabulated by Lutz and Carr, LLP, New York is attached. This nominee listing is also available online at www.emmyonline.tv.

The National Television Academy is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering/Advanced Media and Business & Financial Reporting. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, the National Television Academy has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv

Overall Network / Platform Totals

Network/Platform Nominations
  ESPN…………………
HBO…………………..
FOX…………………..
ABC…………………..
ESPN2……………….
CBS…………………..
TNT……………………
NBC…………………..
ESPN Classic………
ESPN.com…………..
Fox Sports Net……
Discovery Channel
NFL Network………
Speed Channel…..
MLB.com…………….
OLN…………………..
USA…………………..
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26
17
16
14
12
11
9
7
4
3
3
2
2
2
1
1
1

Breakdown of Multiple Program / Series Nominations

Program Nominations Network
SportsCenterTimeless

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football

Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story

ESPN Sunday Night Football

Chasing Lance: #7

Inside the NFL

Little League World Series

Mantle

NASCAR on FOX

NBA on TNT Thursday

NFL on FOX: Super Bowl XXXIX

Rhythm in the Rope

The Final Four Show

Tour de France on CBS

World Figure Skating Championships

You Write Better Than You Play:The Frank Deford Story

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4

3

3

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

ESPNESPN2

HBO

ABC

ESPN3

ESPN

Discovery Channel

HBO

ABC / ESPN

HBO

FOX

TNT

FOX

ESPN2

CBS

CBS

ESPN

ESPN Classic

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

* 130th Preakness Stakes spacerimageNBC

* 134th British Open Championship on TNTspacerimageTNT

* Little League World Seriesspacerimage ABC / ESPN

* MLB On FOX: World Seriesspacerimage FOX

* The Masters on CBSspacerimage CBS

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Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SERIES

* ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football spacerimageABC

* ESPN College Football spacerimageESPN

* ESPN Sunday Night Footballspacerimage ESPN

* NASCAR on FOX spacerimageFOX

* NFL on CBS spacerimageCBS

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Outstanding LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

* Best of Winter X Games Nine spacerimageABC
spacerimageESPN Productions

* Beyond the Wheel – Brickyard 400spacerimageSpeed Channel
spacerimageNASCAR Images

* NBA Players Hurricane Relief GamespacerimageTNT

* NFL Network Game of the Week Special Edition: spacerimageNFL Network
Lions vs Bucs spacerimageNFL Films

* Tour de France on CBSspacerimageCBS

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Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

* 57th USGA Girls Junior Amateur ChampionshipspacerimageNBC

* Baseball Is… spacerimageESPN2
spacerimageMLB Productions

* Chasing Lance: #7 spacerimageDiscovery Channel
spacerimageColorado Production Group

* CostasNOW – David Robinson: A Man in Full spacerimageHBO

* Ray Romano & Kevin James: Making the CutspacerimageHBO
spacerimage441 Productions

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Outstanding SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

* Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women’s Soccer TeamspacerimageHBO

* Mantle spacerimageHBO
spacerimageCamaro Films

* Perfect Upset spacerimage HBO

* Rhythm in the RopespacerimageESPN2

* You Write Better Than You Play: The Frank Deford Story spacerimageESPN Classic

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Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SERIES / ANTHOLOGIES

* Beyond the Glory spacerimageFox Sports Net
spacerimageAsylum Entertainment

* Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel spacerimageHBO

* SportsCentury spacerimageESPN Classic

* Timeless spacerimageESPN2
spacerimageRed Line Films

* Top 5 Reason You Can’t Blame spacerimageESPN Classic

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Outstanding STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY

* College GameDay spacerimageESPN

* FOX NFL SundayspacerimageFOX

* Inside the NBA spacerimageTNT

* Inside the NFL spacerimageHBO

* NASCAR on FOX Pre Race Show spacerimageFOX

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Outstanding STUDIO SHOW – DAILY

* Baseball Tonight spacerimageESPN

* Best Damn Sports Show PeriodspacerimageFox Sports Net

* Inside the NBA – Playoffs spacerimageTNT

* Pardon the Interruption spacerimageESPN

* SportsCenter spacerimageESPN

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Outstanding Sports Personality – STUDIO HOST

* Bob Costas spacerimageHBO / NBC

* Bryant Gumbel spacerimageHBO

* James BrownspacerimageFOX

* John SaundersspacerimageABC / ESPN

* Rich EisenspacerimageNFL Network / CBS

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Outstanding Sports Personality – PLAY-BY-PLAY

* Al MichaelsspacerimageABC

* Jim LampleyspacerimageHBO

* Jim NantzspacerimageCBS

* Joe BuckspacerimageFOX

* Keith JacksonspacerimageABC

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Outstanding Sports Personality – STUDIO ANALYST

* Cris Collinsworth spacerimageHBO

* Harold Reynolds spacerimageESPN

* Howie Long spacerimageFOX

* Kirk Herbstreit spacerimageESPN

* Tom Jackson spacerimageESPN

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Outstanding Sports Personality – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

* Joe Morgan spacerimageESPN

* John Madden spacerimageABC

* Johnny Miller spacerimageNBC

* Tim McCarverspacerimageFOX

* Troy Aikman spacerimageFOX

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Outstanding TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

* ESPN Sunday Night Football spacerimageESPN

* NASCAR on FOX: Daytona 500 spacerimageFOX

* NASCAR on NBC / TNT spacerimageNBC / TNT

* Winter X Games NinespacerimageABC
spacerimageESPN Productions

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Outstanding TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

* NBA DraftspacerimageESPN

* NFL DraftspacerimageESPN

* This is SportsCenterspacerimageESPN

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Outstanding CAMERA WORK

* Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story spacerimageESPN2
spacerimageRed Line Films

* ESPN Sunday Night Football spacerimageESPN
Teases

* Timeless spacerimageESPN2
Ann Wolfe spacerimageRed Line Films

* X Games Eleven spacerimageABC
Surfing spacerimageESPN Productions

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Outstanding EDITING

* Chasing Lance: #7 spacerimageDiscovery Channel
spacerimageColorado Production Group

* NASCAR on TNT spacerimageTNT
Teases 

* NBA on TNT Thursday TNT
Teases 

* NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game CBS
Tease 

* PGA Tour Sunday spacerimageUSA
Kevin HallspacerimagePGA Tour Productions

* Timeless spacerimageESPN2
Prison Chess spacerimageRed Line Films

* Wimbledon on NBC spacerimageNBC
Teases 

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Outstanding WRITING

* French Open spacerimageESPN2
I Want My Kids to be Claycourters 

* NASCAR Championship ChasespacerimageSpeed Channel
The Chase for the 2005 Nextel CupspacerimageNASCAR Images

* SportsCenterspacerimageESPN
Finding Bobby Fischer 

* The Final Four ShowspacerimageCBS
Hoop Dreams 

* Tour de France on CBSspacerimageCBS

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Outstanding MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS

* Mantle spacerimageHBO

* Rhythm in the RopespacerimageESPN2

* The NFL Today spacerimageCBS
Rise to Glory – The NFL Today Tease 

* World Figure Skating Championships spacerimageESPN
Teases, Bumps and Rollout 

* You Write Better Than You Play: The Frank Deford Story spacerimageESPN Classic

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Outstanding Live Event AUDIO / SOUND

* ESPN Sunday Night Baseball spacerimageESPN

* Great Outdoor Games spacerimageESPN

* HBO World Championship BoxingspacerimageHBO

* NASCAR on FOXspacerimageFOX

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Outstanding Post Produced AUDIO / SOUND

* Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock StoryspacerimageESPN2
spacerimageRed Line Films

* Indianapolis 500spacerimageABC
Speed City Tease 

* Inside the NFL spacerimageHBO
Sounds of the NFLspacerimageNFL Films

* NBA on TNT ThursdayspacerimageTNT
Teases 

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Outstanding GRAPHIC DESIGN

* ABC’s NFL Monday Night FootballspacerimageABC
Show Graphics 

* Howie Long’s Tough GuysspacerimageFOX

* Lincoln Financial Battle at the BridgesspacerimageABC
Tease 

* NFL on FOX: Super Bowl XXXIX FOX

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Outstanding PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION

* ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football spacerimageABC
Teases 

* Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock StoryspacerimageESPN2
spacerimageRed Line Films

* NBA on TNTspacerimageTNT
New Studio Set 

* Super Bowl XXXIX Pre Game ShowspacerimageFOX
Opens and Features

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Outstanding INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

* FLW Outdoors spacerimageFox Sports Net
Speciality Miniature Cameras spacerimageFLW Outdoors Productions

* Golf on CBS spacerimageCBS
SwingVision

* MLB on FOXspacerimage FOX
FoxTrax

******

Outstanding ACHIEVEMENT IN CONTENT FOR NON-TRADITIONAL DELIVERY PLATFORM

* Baseball’s Best Moments spacerimageMLB.com
Webcast on MLB.com 

* E – Ticket: The Wizard at 95 spacerimageESPN.com
Webcast on ESPN.com 

* Off Mikes spacerimageESPN.com
Webcast on ESPN.com spacerimageAnimax Entertainment

* The Sports GuyspacerimageESPN.com
Webcast on ESPN.comspacerimageFunny Garbage Productions

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Outstanding SPORTS JOURNALISM

* Real Sports with Bryant GumbelspacerimageHBO
Soccer Racism 

* Real Sports with Bryant GumbelspacerimageHBO
The Nanny 

* SportsCenter ESPN
Finding Bobby Fischer 

******

Outstanding SHORT FEATURE

* Kentucky Derby spacerimageNBC
Afleet Alex 

* SportsCenterspacerimageESPN
A Boy’s Wish 

* Timeless spacerimageESPN2
Lama Kunga spacerimageRed Line Films

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Outstanding LONG FEATURE

* Real Sports with Bryant GumbelspacerimageHBO
The Hoyts 

* SportsCenter spacerimageESPN
Clay Dyer 

* SportsCenter Presents: Stories of InspirationspacerimageESPN
Choose Life: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah & Jim MacLarenspacerimageLOOKALIKE Production

* The Final Four ShowspacerimageCBS
Hoop Dreams 

* Timeless ESPN2
Ann Wolfe Red Line Films

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Outstanding OPEN / TEASE

* Little League World SeriesspacerimageABC
U.S. Championship Tease 

* NFL on FOX: Super Bowl XXXIXspacerimageFOX
Game Open 

* Winter Gravity GamesspacerimageOLN
Tease Octagon

* World Figure Skating ChampionshipsspacerimageESPN
Show 1 Tease

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