THE NATIONAL TELEVISION ACADEMY PRESENTS THE 29th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS NOMINEES FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCE AT IMG WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS

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THE NATIONAL TELEVISION ACADEMY PRESENTS THE 29th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

NOMINEES FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCE AT IMG WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS

Winners to be Honored During the April 28th Ceremony At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center Frank Chirkinian To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – March 13th, 2008 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 29th Annual Sports Emmy ® Awards at the IMG World Congress of Sports at the St. Regis Hotel in Monarch Bay/Dana Point, California.  Peter Price, CEO/President of NATAS was joined by Ross Greenberg, President of HBO Sports, Ed Goren President of Fox Sports and David Levy President of Turner Sports in making the announcement.

At the 29th 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.  The Awards will be given out at the prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center located in the Time Warner Center on April 28th, 2008 in New York City.

In addition, Frank Chirkinian, referred to by many as the “Father of Televised Golf,” and winner of four Emmy® Awards, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award that evening.  Chirkinian, who spent his entire career at CBS, was given the task of figuring out how to televise the game of golf back in 1958 when the network decided golf was worth a look.  Chirkinian went on to produce 38 consecutive Masters Tournament telecasts, making golf a mainstay in sports broadcasting and creating the standard against which golf telecasts are still measured.  Chirkinian’s accomplishments range over the gamut of sports television from the 1960 Summer Olympics to the 1991 Masters Tournament, both for which he was the proud recipient of the prestigious  Peabody Award.  His production techniques revolutionized sports coverage and influenced how broadcasters around the world covered tournaments on TV.

Many of the leading sports broadcasters, personalities and television professionals will be presenters at the event.  American Airlines and Thomson Grass Valley are the official sponsors of the 29th 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.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) 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 Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, 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, NATAS 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.

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For Press information, please contact:
Paul Pillitteri
Director, Communication/NATAS
ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv
212-586-8424

 

Breakdown of Multiple Program / Series Nominations

Program                                            Nominations            Network

Inside the NFL                                              5                     HBO

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel               5                     HBO

NASCAR on FOX                                           4                     FOX

Sport Science                                                4                     FSN

ESPN NASCAR                                             3                     ABC / ESPN / ESPN2

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with            3                     HBO
the Kansas City Chiefs

Mayweather/Hatton 24/7                              3                     HBO

NFL on FOX: FOX NFL Sunday                   3                     FOX

Super Bowl XLI                                              3                     CBS

107th U.S. Open Championship               2                     NBC

America’s Game: The Super Bowl            2                     NFL Network
Champions

Barbaro: A Nation’s Horse                          2                     NBC

College Gameday                                         2                     ESPN

Dale                                                                 2                     NASCAR Images

De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7                     2                     HBO

E: 60                                                                 2                     ESPN

Focused                                                          2                     Rush HD

Football Night in America                            2                     NBC

Ghosts of Flatbush                                       2                     HBO

Inside the NBA                                              2                     TNT

NBA on TNT                                                   2                     TNT

NBC Golf Tour                                               2                     NBC

NFL on FOX                                                   2                     FOX

Road to the Super Bowl                              2                     NFL Network

Sunday NFL Countdown                             2                     ESPN

The 2007 Ford Ironman World                   2                     NBC/Ironman
Championship                                                                       Productions

The Super Bowl Today                                2                     CBS

US Open Tennis Championships            2                     CBS

 

2007-2008 Emmy Awards for Sports Number of Nominations by Network

Network                                                Nominations

                  HBO                                                                         31
ESPN                                                                        27
                  NBC                                                                          23
                  FOX                                                                          18
CBS                                                                          17
                  TNT                                                                           12
                  NFL Network                                                            8
                  FSN                                                                           6
                  ESPN2                                                                       5
                  ABC                                                                           4
                  NASCAR Images                                                      3
                  PGA Tour Productions                                            3
                  MLB Productions                                                    2
                   Rush HD                                                                  2
Versus                                                                      2
                  312 Media                                                                1
                   ESPN Classic                                                          1
                   Golf Channel                                                          1
                   NBA TV                                                                    1
                   Yahoo! Sports                                                        1

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

2007 Open Championship                                                                                  ABC
                                                                                                                              ESPN

AFC Championship Game                                                                                   CBS

BCS on FOX: Tostitos Fiesta Bowl                                                                    FOX

NASCAR on FOX: Daytona 500                                                                           FOX

NBC Wild Card Playoff:  Dallas vs. Seattle                                                      NBC

Super Bowl XLI                                                                                                      CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                                               ESPN

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                                     FOX

NBA on ESPN/ABC                                                                                                 ESPN / ABC

NBC Golf Tour                                                                                                         NBC

NFL on FOX                                                                                                             FOX

Sunday Night Football                                                                                          NBC

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

De La Hoya vs Mayweather Delay Broadcast                                                  HBO

Inside the PGA TOUR                                                                                          PGA Tour Productions

NFL Mic’d Up: Ravens vs. 49ers                                                                       NFL Network
                                                                                                                              NFL Films

Quest for the Cup                                                                                                 NASCAR Images

Tour de France                                                                                                      CBS

 

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7                                                                          HBO

Super Bowl 360                                                                                                 ESPN
                                                                                                                            NFL Films

The 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship                                               NBC  
                                                                                                                            Ironman Productions

The Natural: Major League Baseball Celebrates an Epic                            ESPN2  
                                                                                                                            MLB Productions

Unsettled Scores                                                                                               ESPN2

OUTSTANDING SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Barbaro: A Nation’s Horse                                                                                   NBC

Dale                                                                                                                           NASCAR Images

Ghosts of Flatbush                                                                                                 HBO

Jonestown: The Game of Their Lives                                                                ESPN

Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story                                                 ESPN Classic

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES / ANTHOLOGY

America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions                                                  NFL Network
                                                                                                                               NFL Films

Greatest High School Football Rivalries                                                           Versus
                                                                                                                                NFL Films

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs                              HBO
                                                                                                                               NFL Films

HBO Boxing: Countdown Shows                                                                             HBO

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                             HBO

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY

College Gameday                                                                                                        ESPN

Football Night in America                                                                                          NBC

Inside the NBA                                                                                                             TNT

Inside the NFL                                                                                                              HBO

NFL on FOX: FOX NFL Sunday                                                                                   FOX

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – DAILY

Inside the NBA                                                                                                             TNT

NASCAR Now                                                                                                               ESPN2

Pardon the Interruption                                                                                             ESPN

SportsCenter                                                                                                               ESPN

Wimbledon Tonight                                                                                                    NBC

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                            HBO
        Broken: NFL Disability Debate

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                              HBO
        Dogfighting: Bred to Die

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                              HBO
        Fading Hope: Sports in Iraq

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                              HBO
        Headgames: The NFL Concussion Crisis

 

OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE

College Gameday                                                                                                        ESPN
        Martel Van Zant

Inside the NFL                                                                                                              HBO
        Coal Miner’s Sons: The Jones Brothers

Inside the NFL                                                                                                                HBO
        Packers Fans Rebuild

MLB 2007: Never Miss a Game                                                                               ESPN  
        Never Too Early                                                                                                   MLB Productions

Sunday NFL Countdown                                                                                            ESPN
        Fear

 

OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE

E: 60                                                                                                                              ESPN
        Ray of Hope

NBA TV Game Night                                                                                                   NBA TV
        59th and Prairie: Dwyane Wade’s Journey -                                                NBA Entertainment
        A Story told by Terrence Howard

NFL Films Presents: Finding Your Butkus                                                              NFL Network
                                                                                                                                         NFL Films

Outside the Lines                                                                                                        ESPN
        Still Alive

The Super Bowl Today                                                                                               CBS
        Bill Walsh

The Super Bowl Today                                                                                               CBS
        Hines Ward

 

OUTSTANDING OPEN / TEASE

107th U.S. Open Championship                                                                            NBC
        The Open Returns to the Steel City

2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee                                                                    ABC
        Championship Round

Barbaro: A Nation’s Horse                                                                                     NBC

De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7                                                                               HBO
        Episode 1

Indianapolis 500                                                                                                       ABC
        Tease: All Roads Lead to Indy

NBA Playoffs                                                                                                             TNT
        Opening Night Tease

Super Bowl XLI                                                                                                         CBS
        Super Bowl XLI Tease

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES – COVERAGE

Amen Corner Live                                                                                           CBSSports.com

Fantasy Focus Baseball                                                                                ESPN.com

Fantasy Football Live                                                                                      Yahoo! Sports

Fantasy Football Now                                                                                     ESPN.com

Live@ Series                                                                                                   PGATOUR.com

NFL.com LIVE                                                                                                   NFL Network 
                                                                                                                               NFL Films

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES – LONG FORM

Kevin Streelman, 24 Hours to the PGA Tour                                           PGA Tour Productions

2007 Shared Summits K2 Expedition                                                       NBCSports.com

Fan Life: Full Tilt Full Time                                                                            HBO

Ray of Hope                                                                                                     ESPN.com

Ruth Lovelace: Chasing a Dream                                                              NBCSports.com

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES – GENERAL INTEREST

An UnAmerican Tragedy                                                                               ESPN.com

Anatomy of a Play                                                                                           NFL Network
                                                                                                                               NFL Films

Death Race 2007                                                                                             ESPN.com

Don’t Be Like Mike                                                                                          ESPN.com

Inside Spring Training with the White Sox                                               312 Media

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST

Al Trautwig                                                                                                                     Versus

Bob Costas                                                                                                             HBO / NBC

Bryant Gumbel                                                                                                                  HBO

Ernie Johnson                                                                                                          TNT / TBS

James Brown                                                                                                                      CBS

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY

Al Michaels                                                                                                                        NBC

Jim Lampley                                                                                                                      HBO

Jim Nantz                                                                                                                            CBS

Joe Buck                                                                                                                            FOX

Marv Albert                                                                                                                        TNT

Mike Emrick                                                                                                                     NBC

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO ANALYST

Charles Barkley                                                                                                                 TNT

Cris Carter                                                                                                                        HBO

Cris Collinsworth                                                                                                     HBO/NBC

Jay Bilas                                                                                                                           ESPN

Terry Bradshaw                                                                                                                 FOX

Tom Jackson                                                                                                                    ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

Doug Collins                                                                                                                       TNT

Gary Danielson                                                                                                                   CBS

John Madden                                                                                                                     NBC

Phil Simms                                                                                                                          CBS

Tim McCarver                                                                                                                   FOX

Troy Aikman                                                                                                                      FOX

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

ESPN NASCAR                                                                                        ABC / ESPN / ESPN2

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                     FOX

NBC Golf Tour                                                                                         NBC

NFL on FOX                                                                                              FOX

Red Bull Air Race World Series                                                         FSN

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

Football Night in America                                                                  NBC

MLB Post Season                                                                                TBS

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                   FOX

NFL on FOX: FOX NFL Sunday                                                           FOX

The NFL Today                                                                                     CBS

 

OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

Down the Barrel                                                                                      ESPN2

Focused                                                                                                   Rush HD
Human Flight

Focused                                                                                                   Rush HD
The Furture of Freestyling Skiing 2007

Inside the NFL                                                                                         HBO
                                                                                                                   NFL Films

Mayweather/Hatton 24/7                                                                         HBO

Road to the Super Bowl                                                                          NFL Network
                                                                                                                   NFL Films

The 2007 Ford Ironman World Championship                                       NBC  
                                                                                                                    Ironman Productions                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                             

OUTSTANDING EDITING

Ali’s 65                                                                                                       ESPN
                                                                                                                   Televerse Media

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs                  HBO
                                                                                                                   NFL Films

Mayweather/Hatton 24/7                                                                          HBO

Sport Science                                                                                            FSN
                                                                                                                    BASE Productions

Sunday NFL Countdown                                                                           ESPN
        Fear

Super Bowl XLI                                                                                          CBS

 

THE DICK SCHAAP WRITING AWARD

2007 ING New York City Marathon                                                            NBC
        Alec Baldwin Open                                                                              IMG Media

Costas Now                                                                                                 HBO
        The Year of the Cheat

E: 60                                                                                                             ESPN
        A Dream Come True:  Gunnar Esiason

Every Man A Tiger: The Eddie Robinson Story                                       NBC

Inside the NFL                                                                                            HBO
        Lewis Black: Miami Vice & Lonely in LA

Mayweather/Hatton 24/7                                                                            HBO

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS

America’s Game: The Super Bowl Champions                                       NFL Network
                                                                                                                     NFL Films

Barbaro                                                                                                       HBO

Dale                                                                                                             NASCAR Images

Ghosts of Flatbush                                                                                    HBO

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs                    HBO
                                                                                                                     NFL Films

Kabul Girls Club                                                                                         ESPN2

NBA on TNT                                                                                                 TNT
        NBA promos on TNT

US Open Tennis Championships                                                             CBS
        US Open Tennis Championships Tease

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO / SOUND

Arena Football                                                                                            ABC / ESPN / ESPN2

MLB on FOX                                                                                                FOX

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                          FOX

NHL on NBC                                                                                                 NBC

World Championship Boxing                                                                    HBO

 

OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO / SOUND

MLB on FOX: Pre Game Show                                                                   FOX

NFL on FOX: FOX NFL Sunday                                                                   FOX

Road to the Super Bowl                                                                             NFL Network
                                                                                                                      NFL Films

US Open Tennis Championships                                                               CBS

 

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN

ESPN NASCAR                                                                                   ABC / ESPN / ESPN2

Football Night in America / Sunday Night Football                      NBC

NBA on TNT                                                                                       TNT
        Playoffs                                                                                      Turner Studios

NBA Finals on ABC                                                                           ABC
        Tease / Open

Sport Science                                                                                   FSN
                                                                                                           BASE Productions

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION

107th U.S. Open Championship                                                     NBC
        The Open Returns to the Steel City

Amazing Sports Stories                                  FSN
Nash Entertainment /Red Line Films

BCS on FOX                                                      FOX

NBA All-Star Game                                           TNT
        “Wasteland” Tease

NBA All-Star Saturday Night                            TNT
        Tease and various re-teases

Sport Science                                                   FSN
                                                                           BASE Productions

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ESPN NASCAR                                                                               ABC / ESPN / ESPN2
        Draft Track

Golf on CBS                                                                                   CBS
        Swing Vision

Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta – The 1960 Masters                CBS
        Color Restoration and Colorization

PGA TOUR and LPGA coverage                                                   Golf Channel
        AimPoint

Sport Science                                                                                FSN
       Sport Science Laboratory                                                       BASE Productions