NOMINEES FOR THE 31st ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT IMG WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS, JOHN MADDEN TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

0 Flares 0 Flares ×

NOMINEES FOR THE 31st ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT IMG WORLD CONGRESS OF SPORTS

Winners to be Honored During the April 26th Ceremony At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

John Madden To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Los Angeles, CA – March 18, 2010 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 31st Annual Sports Emmy® Awards at the IMG World Congress of Sports at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Steve Ulrich, Executive Director, Sports Emmy® Awards was joined by Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports and Ed Goren, President, FOX Sports in making the announcement.

At the 31st Annual Sports Emmy® Awards, winners in 32 categories including outstanding live sports special, live series, sports documentary, studio show, promotional announcements, 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 26th, 2010 in New York City.

In addition, John Madden, legendary sports broadcaster, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award that evening. “John Madden’s larger-than-life talent,” said Ulrich, “has extended far beyond the NFL broadcast booth. He’s influenced how we watch, how we talk, and how we feel about pro football.”

John Madden, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time, retired from television broadcasting in 2009 after 30 years calling games for every television network. Madden, who has won an unprecedented 16 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality, and is known by football fans nationwide for his ability to analyze the details of the game with wit, candor and an inimitable style.

“John Madden was the best analyst in the history of the National Football League and, in my opinion, the best analyst of any kind in sports television history,” said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. “John is much more than a football legend, he’s an American icon. He is the only sports television talent who resonates across all ages – kids grow up today playing his video game and watching him on TV, as their fathers grew up watching him on NFL sidelines every Sunday as the head coach with the best winning percentage in league history.”

Madden now serves as the Special Advisor to Commissioner Roger Goodell of the National Football League. He advises the Commissioner on matters pertaining to the game, including competitive issues, coaching and personnel development, technological innovations, player safety and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Prior to joining the broadcasting ranks, Madden had an outstanding career as head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. In 2006, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in recognition of his distinguished coaching career. Madden guided the Raiders to an overall record of 103-32-7, leading the team to seven AFC Western Division titles and a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. His .750 winning percentage is the best of any head coach in NFL history.

Madden’s EA Sports video game “Madden NFL Football” is the No. 1 selling sports video game of all-time with more than 60 million copies sold since its release in 1989.
He is also the author of several New York Times best-selling books: Hey, Wait a Minute! (I Wrote a Book!); One Knee Equals Two Feet (and Everything Else You Need To Know About Football); One Size Doesn’t Fit All; and All Madden, each written with New York Times sports columnist Dave Anderson.

Born April 10, 1936 in Austin, MN., Madden was raised in Daly City, CA and now resides in Pleasanton, Calif., with his wife, Virginia. The couple has two sons.

Many of the today’s leading sports broadcasters, personalities and television professionals will be presenters at the event.

American Airlines and Grass Valley are the official sponsors of the 31st 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.

A complete list of all nominees is available at www.emmyonline.org

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.

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

E: 60                                                              7                           ESPN2


Inside the NFL                                               5                           CBS / Showtime

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                    5                           HBO Sports


Hard Knocks: Training Camp with                 4                           HBO Sports
the Cincinnati Bengals

MLB Tonight                                                  4                           MLB Network


2009 Ford Ironman World                             3                          NBC
Championship

Grand Slam Tennis on ESPN                        3                          ESPN2

NBA on TNT                                                  3                          TNT

NBA Playoffs on TNT                                    3                           TNT

Outside the Lines                                          3                           ESPN

SportsNation                                                 3                           ESPN2


College Football on CBS                               2                           CBS

Inside the NBA on TNT                                 2                           TNT

Mayweather‑Marquez 24/7                           2                           HBO Sports

NASCAR on FOX                                          2                           FOX

NBC Sunday Night Football                          2                           NBC

NCAA Men’s Basketball                                2                           CBS
Championship

Pacquiao ‑ Hatton 24/7                                 2                           HBO Sports

Red Bull Air Race World                               2                           FSN
Championship

Ted Williams                                                 2                           HBO Sports

The Indianapolis 500                                    2                           ABC

Truth in 24                                                    2                           FX

 

31st Emmy Awards for Sports
Number of Nominations by Network

  Network                                                                          Nominations


ESPN

30

HBO Sports/HBO

19

ESPN2

17

NBC

15

FOX

13

MLB Network

12

TNT

12

CBS

10

ABC

7

CBS/Showtime

5

NFL Network

5

FOX Sports Net

3

ESPN.com

3

FX

2

Showtime

2

TBS

2

Versus

2

CBS Mobile

1

CBS/ Versus

1

DIRECTV

1

ESPN Deportes

1

FOXSports.com

1

Golf Channel/PGA Tour Entertainment

1

HBO.com

1

NBCOlympics.com

1

NBCSports.com

1

NFL Network/NFL.com

1

NFL.com

1

redbullusa.com

1

Speed

1

Tennis Channel

1

TNT/ PGA.com

1

 

The Nominations

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

MLB on FOX: The World Series                                                                               FOX

NBA Playoffs on TNT                                                                                                 TNT

Super Bowl XLIII                                                                                                        NBC

Stanley Cup Final                                                                                                       NBC

The Breeders’ Cup World Championship                                                            ESPN

The Indianapolis 500                                                                                                ABC

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES

College Football on CBS                                                                                          CBS

Grand Slam Tennis on ESPN                                                                                  ESPN2

NASCAR Summer Series on TNT                                                                          TNT

NBC Sunday Night Football                                                                                      NBC

The PGA Tour on CBS                                                                                              CBS

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

2009 Bassmaster Classic                                                                                ESPN2

2009 Tour de France                                                                                          CBS / Versus

Inside the Headsets                                                                                           Speed
The 25th All Star Race                                                                           NASCAR Media Group

Inside the PGA Tour                                                                                           PGA Tour Entertainment
The Deutsche Bank Championship

The 2009 World Series of Poker Final Table                                               ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

2009 Ford Ironman World Championship                                                    NBC
Ironman Productions

America‘s Game ‑ The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers                                      NFL Network
NFL Films

Incident At Candlestick                                                                                    MLB Network

Josh Hamilton: Resurrecting the Dream                                                     MLB Network
                                                                                                                   MLB Productions

Mayweather‑Marquez 24/7                                                                             HBO Sports

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Assault in the Ring                                                                                               HBO Sports

Ted Williams                                                                                                          HBO Sports

The Legend of Jimmy the Greek                                                                       ESPN

The Lost Son of Havana                                                                                      ESPN Deportes

Without Bias                                                                                                          ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES / ANTHOLOGY

24/7                                                                                                                      HBO Sports
          Pacquiao‑Hatton & Pacquiao‑Cotto

30 for 30                                                                                                             ESPN

E: 60                                                                                                                     ESPN2

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals                    HBO Sports
NFL Films

NFL Films Presents                                                                                          NFL Network
NFL Films

 

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW ‑ WEEKLY

College GameDay                                                                                         ESPN

FOX NFL Sunday                                                                                           FOX

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                                TNT

Inside the NFL                                                                                               CBS / Showtime

MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas                                          MLB Network

 

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW ‑ DAILY

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                                TNT

MLB Tonight                                                                                                  MLB Network

Outside the Lines First Report                                                                 ESPN

Pardon the Interruption                                                                             ESPN

SportsCenter                                                                                               ESPN

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM

E: 60                                                                                                                ESPN2
Wanted: Fugitive

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                             HBO Sports
Black in Bellaire

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                             HBO Sports
Survivor

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                             HBO Sports
The Inside Man

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                             HBO Sports
The Swim Gap

 

OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE

E: 60                                                                                                               ESPN2
Glory Days

E: 60                                                                                                               ESPN2
Seeing is Believing

Inside the NFL                                                                                       CBS / Showtime
    Fighting for #62 ‑ The Nick Reardon Story

Inside the NFL                                                                                       CBS / Showtime

Sounds of the Year                                                                               NFL Films

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship                                             CBS
Willie’s Full Court

NFL Films Presents ‑ One Shot                                                           NFL Network
NFL Films

 

OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE

E: 60                                                                                                                ESPN2
Catfish Hunters

E: 60                                                                                                                ESPN2
Coach

NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship                                                 CBS
The Magic of J‑Mac

Outside the Lines                                                                                        ESPN
Andy Murray

Outside the Lines                                                                                        ESPN
Carry On

Outside the Lines                                                                                        ESPN
Pushing the Limits

OUTSTANDING OPEN / TEASE

College Football on CBS                                                                           CBS
       Army‑Navy Game

MLB Postseason on TBS                                                                         TBS

NBA All‑Star Game on TNT                                                                      TNT

NBA Playoffs on TNT                                                                                TNT
       Game of Kings

The Masters                                                                                               CBS

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE

CBS Mobile NCAA March Madness On Demand                                 CBS Mobile

NFL RedZone                                                                                                NFL Network

NFL Sunday Ticket Experience on DIRECTV                                        DIRECTV

PGA Championship on TNT, PGA.com and Mobile                             TNT / PGA.com
Turner Sports

Sunday Night Football Extra                                                                    NBCSports.com

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING

Cubed                                                                                                 FOXsports.com

NFL Weekly Countdown                                                                NFL Network / NFL.com
NFL Films

On the Fringe ‑ Fighting for Their NFL Lives                             NFL.com
NFL Network

Super Bowl MVPs                                                                          ESPN.com

Unspeakable                                                                                   ESPN.com

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES ‑ SPORTS PROGRAMMING ‑ SHORT FORMAT

Countdown to Vancouver                                                             NBCOlympics.com

Red Bull ‑ New Year. No Limits.                                                   RedBull/USA.com
Red Bull North America

Replay: Easton/Phillipsburg                                                         Fox Sports Net

Ring Life                                                                                            HBO.com
HBO Sports

Sincerely, Lou                                                                                  ESPN.com

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ STUDIO HOST

James Brown                                                                                       CBS

Bob Costas                                                                                           NBC/MLB Network

Bryant Gumbel                                                                                     HBO Sports

Chris Fowler                                                                                         ESPN

Ernie Johnson                                                                                     TNT / TBS

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ PLAY‑BY‑PLAY

Mike Breen                                                                                            ABC 

Joe Buck                                                                                                FOX

Mike Emrick                                                                                          NBC

Al Michaels                                                                                            NBC

Jim Nantz                                                                                              CBS

Mike Tirico                                                                                             ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ STUDIO ANALYST

Charles Barkley                                                                                   TNT

Tony Dungy                                                                                            NBC

Kirk Herbstreit                                                                                      ESPN

Al Leiter                                                                                                  MLB Network

Howie Long                                                                                           FOX

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

Cris Collinsworth                                                                                 NBC

Jon Gruden                                                                                           ESPN

Jim Kaat                                                                                                MLB Network

Tim McCarver                                                                                      FOX

Phil Simms                                                                                           CBS

Jeff Van Gundy                                                                                    ABC

 

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                  ESPN

NASCAR on ESPN                                                                     ABC / ESPN / ESPN2

NBC Sunday Night Football                                                    NBC

Red Bull Air Race World Championship                                FSN
                                                                                                   G.R.A.C.E. Productions

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

2009 NFL Draft                                                                         ESPN
ESPN Pit Studio & Tech Garage                                             ABC / ESPN / ESPN2

FOX NFL Sunday Special From Afghanistan                        FOX

MLB Tonight                                                                            MLB Network

SportsNation                                                                            ESPN2


OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

2009 Ford Ironman World Championship                               NBC
                                                                                                    Ironman Productions

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals         HBO Sports
                                                                                                           NFL Films

Inside the NFL                                                                               Showtime

NFL Shots of the Year                                                                   NFL Films

Pacquiao ‑ Cotto 24/7                                                                    HBO Sports

The Iditarod ‑ 2009                                                                        Versus
                                                                                                        Blink Productions

 

OUTSTANDING EDITING

2009 Ford Ironman World Championship                                     NBC
                                                                                                          Ironman Productions

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals        HBO Sports
                                                                                                          NFL Films

Mayweather‑Marquez 24/7                                                              HBO Sports

NASCAR Cup Season in Review                                                   ESPN2
                                                                                                         NASCAR Media Group

NBA on TNT                                                                                          TNT
Pacquiao ‑ Hatton 24/7                                                                     HBO Sports

 

THE DICK SCHAAP WRITING AWARD

2009 Open Championship ‑ Turnberry, Scotland                  ABC
                                                                                                   Bluefoot Entertainment

Grand Slam Tennis on ESPN                                                   ESPN2

Horse Racing on ESPN                                                             ESPN

NBA Playoffs on TNT                                                               TNT

Pacquiao ‑ Hatton 24/7                                                             HBO Sports

Wimbledon Primetime                                                               Tennis Channel

 

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS

2009 Masters Golf                                                                   ESPN
                                                                                                  Bluefoot Entertainment

2009 MLB All‑Star Game on FOX                                           FOX
                                                                                                  MLB Productions

NBA on TNT                                                                             TNT

Ted Williams                                                                            HBO Sports

Truth in 24                                                                                FX

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO / SOUND

MLB on FOX                                                                                      FOX

NASCAR on FOX                                                                              FOX

NBC Golf Tour                                                                                  NBC

NFL on FOX                                                                                      FOX

 

OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO / SOUND

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals            HBO Sports
                                                                                                             NFL Films

Inside the NFL                                                                                    CBS / Showtime

Sounds of the Year                                                                            NFL Films

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                 FOX

NBA on TNT                                                                                         TNT
Turner Studios

Truth in 24                                                                                           FX
Intersport / NFL Films

 

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN

E: 60                                                                                       ESPN2
MLB Tonight                                                                         MLB Network

Red Bull ‑ New Year. No Limits.                                           ESPN

Red Bull Air Race World Championship                             FSN
                                                                                                G.R.A.C.E. Productions

SportsNation                                                                         ESPN2

Winter X Games 13                                                                ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION

ESPN’s NFL Monday Night Football                                      ESPN

Grand Slam Tennis on ESPN                                                 ESPN2

MLB Tonight                                                                              MLB Network

SportsNation                                                                             ESPN2

The Indianapolis 500                                                               ABC

USA vs Costa Rica Soccer                                                    ESPN
2010 FIFA World Cup on ESPN                                           Victory Pictures LLC

 

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ballpark Cam                                                                           MLB Network

EA SPORTS Virtual Playbook Remote                               ESPN
NBA and College Gameday

Enhanced Digital Recreation / Reenactment                    MLB Network

US Open Tennis                                                                       CBS
      Flomotion

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT‑ INSTITUTIONAL

2009 Football Season Never Ends                                      NFL Network
Run                                                                                        Motion Theory

2009 MLB All‑Star Game                                                       FOX
Magnet

2009 NASCAR on ESPN ‑ Feel Your Heart Race              ESPN
Start ‘Er Up; Wrecks; Numbers                                         Oil Factory

Full Color Football ‑ History of the AFL                         Showtime
                                                                                           NFL Network/NFL Films

One Game Changes Everything                                      ESPN
                                                                                            Victory Pictures LLC

This Is SportsCenter                                                            ESPN

Paul Revere; Arnold Palmer; Machine                         O Positive

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT ‑ EPISODIC

2009 NASCAR on FOX                                                        FOX
Underground

2010 NHL Winter Classic                                                    NBC

24/7 Jimmie Johnson Race to Daytona                            HBO
Ultrabland

Every Second Counts                                                         Versus
Look Up, One Second, Rivalry                                           MJZ

Sunday Night Football                                                        NBC