NOMINEES FOR THE 28th ANNUAL SPORTS Emmy® AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT IMG WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS WINNERS TO BE HONORED DURING APRIL 30 CEREMONY AT FREDERICK P. ROSE HALL, HOME OF JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

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NOMINEES FOR THE 28th ANNUAL SPORTS Emmy® AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT IMG WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS

Winners To Be Honored During April 30 Ceremony
At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Don Ohlmeyer To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK, NY – March 22, 2007 – Nominees for the 28th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards were announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a breakfast meeting of the IMG 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; David Levy, President, Turner Sports, Sean McManus, President of CBS News and Sports, and Ken Schanzer, President, NBC Sports.

At the 28th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards, winners in 30 categories including outstanding live sports special, sports documentary, studio show, play-by-play personality, and studio analyst will be honored. This year, three Emmy® Awards for outstanding sports content – event coverage, long-form and general interest – delivered via broadband, including the Internet, cell phones, personal media players and other devices will also be presented.

In addition, Don Ohlmeyer, legendary television producer/director/executive and winner of 16 Emmy® Awards, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award that evening.  Ohlmeyer has enjoyed one of the most varied careers in the history of television.  He has served as Executive Producer, Producer, Director and Writer for entertainment and sports programming since 1967, and served as President, NBC West Coast, overseeing the activities of all the company’s entertainment-related businesses, including NBC Entertainment, NBC Studios and NBC Enterprises, 1993-2000.

The 28th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Monday, April 30 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 Thomson Grass Valley are official sponsors of the 28th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.  Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal is the exclusive magazine partner.

A breakdown of the nominees by network and platform as well as a full list of nominees, compiled by the accounting firm of Lutz and Carr, LLP, New York, follows this release:

 

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 Emmy®s 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.

Contact:    Cheryl Daly    cdaly@Emmyonline.tv     212-484-9446

Network/Platform                              Nominations
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NBC……………………………………..
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NFL NETWORK……………………
TNT………………………………………
Fox Sports Net……………………..
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ESPN2………………………………….
CBSSportsline.com……………..
TNT on NBA………………………….
NASCAR Images………………….
Beingstanley.com………………..
Chicagotribune.com…………….
dewactionsportstour.com…….
dsc.discovery.com/mobile……
ESPN Classic………………………
MLB.com………………………………
Race2Replace.com……………..
Rush HD………………………………
Sports.yahoo.com………………..
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Breakdown of Multiple Program / Series Nominations

Program Nominations Network
The XX Olympic Winter GamesReal Sports with Bryant GumbelOne of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stu Ungar

Ali Rap

America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions

Inside the NFL

MansionPoker.net Poker Dome Challenge

MLB on FOX

Monday Night Football

NBA Nation

Beyond the Wheel

College GameDay

Cris Collinsworth

HBO PPV Boxing

Joe Buck

NASCAR on FOX

NBA Finals

NFL Films presents on NFL Network

NFL on CBS

NFL on FOX

Outside the Lines

SportsCenter

Sunday Night Football

Super Bowl XL

The Masters

Timeless

TNT OverTime

Tour de France

1054

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3

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3

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2

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NBCHBOESPN

ESPN

NFL Network

HBO

Fox Sports Net

FOX

ESPN

ABC

NASCAR Images

ESPN

HBO / NBC / NFL Network

HBO

FOX

FOX

ABC

NFL Network

CBS

FOX

ESPN

ESPN

NBC

ABC

CBS

ESPN2

TNT on NBA.com

CBS

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

* 130th Preakness Stakes                                           NBC

* 134th British Open Championship on TNT                                           TNT

* Little League World Series                                            ABC / ESPN

* MLB On FOX: World Series                                            FOX

* The Masters on CBS                                            CBS

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Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SERIES

* ABC’s NFL Monday Night Football                                            ABC

* ESPN College Football                                            ESPN

* ESPN Sunday Night Football                                            ESPN

* NASCAR on FOX                                            FOX

* NFL on CBS                                            CBS

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Outstanding LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

* Best of Winter X Games Nine                                            ABC
                                           ESPN Productions

* Beyond the Wheel – Brickyard 400                                        Speed Channel
                                                                                     NASCAR Images

* NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game                                     TNT

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

* Tour de France on CBS                                                     CBS

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Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

* 57th USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship                   NBC

* Baseball Is…                                                                ESPN2
                                                                                  MLB Productions

* Chasing Lance: #7                                                         Discovery Channel
                                                                                  Colorado Production Group

* CostasNOW – David Robinson: A Man in Full                        HBO

* Ray Romano & Kevin James: Making the Cut                       HBO
                                                                                 441 Productions

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Outstanding SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

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

* Mantle                                                                         HBO
                                                                                   Camaro Films

* Perfect Upset                                                                HBO

* Rhythm in the Rope                                                        ESPN2

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

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Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SERIES / ANTHOLOGIES

* Beyond the Glory                                                            Fox Sports Net
                                                                                    Asylum Entertainment

* Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                          HBO

* SportsCentury                                                                ESPN Classic

* Timeless                                                                       ESPN2
                                                                                    Red Line Films

* Top 5 Reason You Can’t Blame                                           ESPN Classic

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Outstanding STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY

* College GameDay                                            ESPN

* FOX NFL Sunday                                             FOX

* Inside the NBA                                                TNT

* Inside the NFL                                                 HBO

* NASCAR on FOX Pre Race Show                         FOX

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Outstanding STUDIO SHOW – DAILY

* Baseball Tonight                                            ESPN

* Best Damn Sports Show Period                         Fox Sports Net

* Inside the NBA – Playoffs                                  TNT

* Pardon the Interruption                                    ESPN

* SportsCenter                                                 ESPN

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Outstanding Sports Personality – STUDIO HOST

* Bob Costas                                                   HBO / NBC

* Bryant Gumbel                                               HBO

* James Brown                                                 FOX

* John Saunders                                               ABC / ESPN

* Rich Eisen                                                     NFL Network / CBS

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Outstanding Sports Personality – PLAY-BY-PLAY

* Al Michaels                                            ABC

* Jim Lampley                                           HBO

* Jim Nantz                                              CBS

* Joe Buck                                               FOX

* Keith Jackson                                         ABC

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Outstanding Sports Personality – STUDIO ANALYST

* Cris Collinsworth                                            HBO

* Harold Reynolds                                            ESPN

* Howie Long                                                  FOX

* Kirk Herbstreit                                               ESPN

* Tom Jackson                                                ESPN

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Outstanding Sports Personality – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

* Joe Morgan                                           ESPN

* John Madden                                         ABC

* Johnny Miller                                          NBC

* Tim McCarver                                         FOX

* Troy Aikman                                           FOX

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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                                  Fox Sports Net
Speciality Miniature Cameras                                  FLW Outdoors Productions

* Golf on CBS                                  CBS
SwingVision

* MLB on FOX                                 FOX
FoxTrax

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Outstanding ACHIEVEMENT IN CONTENT FOR NON-TRADITIONAL DELIVERY PLATFORM

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

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

* Off Mikes ……………………………..ESPN.com
Webcast on ESPN.com ……………………………..Animax Entertainment

* The Sports Guy……………………………..ESPN.com
Webcast on ESPN.com……………………………..Funny Garbage Productions

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Outstanding SPORTS JOURNALISM

* Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel……………………………..HBO
Soccer Racism

* Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel……………………………..HBO
The Nanny 

* SportsCenter ESPN
Finding Bobby Fischer 

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Outstanding SHORT FEATURE

* Kentucky Derby ……………………………..NBC
Afleet Alex

* SportsCenter……………………………..ESPN
A Boy’s Wish 

* Timeless ……………………………..ESPN2
Lama Kunga ……………………………..Red Line Films

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Outstanding LONG FEATURE

* Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel……………………………..HBO
The Hoyts 

* SportsCenter ……………………………..ESPN
Clay Dyer 

* SportsCenter Presents: Stories of Inspiration……………………………..ESPN
Choose Life: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah & Jim MacLaren                                           LOOKALIKE Production

* The Final Four Show                                           CBS
Hoop Dreams 

* Timeless                                            ESPN2
Ann Wolfe Red Line Films

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Outstanding OPEN / TEASE

* Little League World Series                                           ABC
U.S. Championship Tease 

* NFL on FOX: Super Bowl XXXIX                                           FOX
Game Open 

* Winter Gravity Games                                           OLN
Tease Octagon

* World Figure Skating Championships                                           ESPN
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