NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 32ND ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS, AL MICHAELS TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 
32ND ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

Winners to be Honored During the May 2nd Ceremony
At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

Al Michaels to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

New York, NY – March 22, 2010 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.

More than 150 nominees from a record number of entries were announced in 33 categories including outstanding live sports special, live series, sports documentary, studio show, promotional announcements, play-by-play personality and studio analyst.  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 May 2nd, 2011 in New York City.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports will go to the Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Al Michaels.

“Do you believe in miracles?” “It’s amazing how his call of the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ resonates to this day,” said Steve Ulrich, Executive Director of the Sports Emmy Awards.  “Al’s legacy in sports television goes far beyond that moment, having called some of the greatest games in the history of the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL.”

One of television’s most respected journalists, Michaels, the voice of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” since its inception in 2006, has covered more major sports events than any sportscaster, including 20 years as the play-by-play voice of “Monday Night Football.” He is the only commentator to call the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals and host the Stanley Cup Final for network television.  Among his many accolades, Michaels has captured six Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-play (1986, 1989, 1995, 2000, 2007 and 2008) and has three times (1980, 1983 and 1986) received the NSSA Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association; he was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame in 1998. Michaels was named Sportscaster of the Year in 1996 by the American Sportscasters Association, and, in 1991, he was named Sportscaster of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review.

Regarded as one of the best baseball announcers of all time, Michaels was ABC’s lead baseball play-by-play announcer during the network’s coverage of Major League Baseball. He has also earned praise as a journalist and became just the second sportscaster in history to receive a News Emmy nomination for his coverage of the San Francisco earthquake during the 1989 World Series.

In addition to his iconic call of the 1980 Olympic hockey game in Lake Placid, Michaels called the figure skating and hockey at the 1984 Winter Games in Sarajevo, and all track and field, in addition to road cycling, at the Summer Games in Los Angeles. He also covered hockey during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympic Games and last February served as the daytime host of NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Olympics.

In addition to Al Michaels, many of the today’s leading sports broadcasters, personalities and television professionals will be in attendance as presenters at the event.

American Airlines is the official sponsor of the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards and Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal is the exclusive magazine partner.

A complete list of all nominees is attached and also available at www.emmyonline.tv/sports

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, and Technology & Engineering.  NATAS also presents the Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. 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 Communications: ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

32nd Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations by Network

                     Network                                                                                     Nominations

ESPN                                                                                                             36

HBO                                                                                                               22

NBC                                                                                                               20

CBS                                                                                                                17

ABC                                                                                                               13

FOX                                                                                                               12

ESPN2                                                                                                            9

MLB Network                                                                                               7

TNT                                                                                                                 6

NFL Network                                                                                                4

Showtime                                                                                                     4

DIRECTV                                                                                                       2

NBCOlympics.com                                                                                     2

NBCSports.com                                                                                          2

NFL.com                                                                                                       2

Speed                                                                                                           2

TBS                                                                                                               2

Big Ten Network                                                                                        1

CBS Interactive                                                                                          1

Current TV                                                                                                   1

ESPN Deportes                                                                                          1

ESPN.com                                                                                                   1

ESPNU                                                                                                         1

Fuel                                                                                                              1

MLBAM                                                                                                        1

Travel Channel                                                                                          1

USA                                                                                                              1

Versus                                                                                                        1

BREAKDOWN OF MULTIPLE PROGRAM / SERIES NOMINATIONS

 

Program Nominations Network
2010 FIFA World Cup 12 ESPN / ESPN2 / ABC
XXI Olympic Winter Games 11 NBC / NBCOlympics.com
E:60 6 ESPN2 / ABC
NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV 6 CBS
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets 4 HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 4 HBO
24/7 Mayweather – Mosley 3 HBO
24/7 Penquins – Capitals: Road to the Winter Classic 3 HBO
Inside the NFL 3 Showtime
Lombardi 3 HBO
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals 3 HBO
NFL on FOX 3 FOX
Outside the Lines 3 ESPN
24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona 2 HBO
2010 NBA Draft 2 ESPN
Golf on CBS 2 CBS
Inside the NBA on TNT 2 TNT
June 17th, 1994 2 ESPN
MLB Postseason on TBS 2 TBS
MLB Tonight 2 MLB Network
NASCAR on FOX 2 FOX
NBA Playoffs on TNT 2 TNT
NBC Sunday Night Football 2 NBC / NBCSports.com
NCAA Basketball on CBS 2 CBS / CBS Interactive

 

 

The Nominations

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                           ABC
            Final Match ‑ Spain vs Netherlands

2010 Tour de France                                                                                          Versus

Golf on CBS                                                                                                           CBS
            The Masters

NBA Finals on ABC                                                                                              ABC

The Breeders’ Cup World Championship                                                     ESPN
            The 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic

The Ryder Cup                                                                                                    NBC / USA

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES

ESPN College Football                                                                                     ESPN

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                                         ESPN

NASCAR on FOX and SPEED                                                                         FOX / SPEED

NBC Sunday Night Football                                                                           NBC

NFL on FOX                                                                                                       FOX

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

Inside the Headsets                                                                             SPEED
            The 26th All‑Star Challenge                                                    NASCAR Media Group

Sound FX                                                                                              NFL Network
            Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets                                     NFL Films

The 2010 World Series of Poker Final Table                                     ESPN

Tour de France on CBS                                                                      CBS

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PLAYOFF COVERAGE

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                    ESPN

MLB Postseason on TBS                                                                            TBS

NBA Playoffs on TNT                                                                                    TNT

NCAA Basketball on CBS                                                                            CBS
            The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

NFL on FOX                                                                                                     FOX
            NFC Championship Game

 

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

24/7                                                                                                                  HBO
        Mayweather‑Mosley

24/7                                                                                                                  HBO
       Penguins‑Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic

Bill Parcells: Reflections on a Life in Football                                       NFL Network
NFL Films

I Scored a Goal                                                                                             ABC

Red Bull Young Jaws                                                                      Fuel
                                                                                                          Red Bull Media House

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

June 17th, 1994                                                                                           ESPN

Lombardi                                                                                                       HBO

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals                                                        HBO

Robben Island: A Greater Goal                                                                 ESPN2

The Two Escobars                                                                                      ESPN Deportes

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES / ANTHOLOGY

Big Ten Basketball 2010                                                                          Big Ten Network
         The Journey

E:60                                                                                                           ESPN2

Hard Knocks                                                                                            HBO
         Training Camp with the New York Jets                                         NFL Films

NCAA on CBS                                                                                          CBS
         Championships of the NCAA

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                              HBO

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW ‑ WEEKLY

College Gameday                                                                             ESPN

Football Night in America                                                               NBC

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                   TNT

MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas                                  MLB Network

NFL GameDay Morning                                                                   NFL Network

 

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW ‑ DAILY

Inside the NBA on TNT                                                                  TNT

MLB Postseason on TBS                                                               TBS

MLB Tonight                                                                                    MLB Network

Pardon the Interruption                                                                  ESPN
                                                                                                          Rydholm Projects

SportsCenter                                                                                   ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM

E:60                                                                                                                 ESPN2
       Children of Bhopal

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                              HBO
       Fallen Star

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                               HBO
       The Missing Link

Vanguard                                                                                                        Current TV
       Soccer’s Lost Boys

OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE

E:60                                                                                                                   ABC
            A League of Her Own

Inside the NFL                                                                                                Showtime
            The Drew Swank Story

NFL on CBS                                                                                                     CBS
            Honoring Flight 93

NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV                                                                   
CBS
            Wynton Marsalis ‑ ’43 Years’

Outside the Lines                                                                                          ESPN
            Santa Anita: A Dark History

 

OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE

E:60                                                                                                                   ESPN2
          Josiah’s Time

E:60                                                                                                                    ESPN2
         Survival 1

E:60                                                                                                                    ESPN2
          Unbreakable

Outside the Lines                                                                                           ESPN
            Asian Carp

Outside the Lines                                                                                            ESPN
          The Power of Dylan

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                                  HBO
          Leading Man

 

OUTSTANDING OPEN / TEASE

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                        ABC

2010 NBA Draft                                                                                                  ESPN

Lombardi                                                                                                             HBO

NBA Playoffs on TNT                                                                                         TNT
            Jamie vs Justin

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                             NBC
            Discovery

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE

CBS NCAA March Madness On Demand IPhone App                             CBS Interactive

MLB.com At Bat 2010                                                                                      MLBAM

NFL Sunday Ticket Experience on DIRECTV                                              
DIRECTV

NFL.com Live: 2010 Scouting Combine                                                      NFL.com

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                           NBCOlympics.com
            Beyond the Broadcast

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING

24/7                                                                                                                      HBO
Mayweather‑Mosley Face Off with Max Kellerman

Sunday Night Football Extra                                                                          NBCSports.com

The Science of Sports                                                                                    NBCSports.com

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES ‑ SPORTS PROGRAMMING ‑ SHORT FORMAT

Sport Science                                                                                                    ESPN.com

The NFL Season: A Biography                                                                        NFL.com
                                                                                                                               NFL Network

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                            NBCOlympics.com

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ STUDIO HOST

Chris Berman                                                                                                    ESPN

James Brown                                                                                                   CBS / Showtime

Bob Costas                                                                                                    NBC / MLB Network

Ernie Johnson                                                                                                  TNT

Dan Patrick                                                                                                      NBC / DirecTV

Scott Van Pelt                                                                                                 ESPN

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ PLAY‑BY‑PLAY

Joe Buck                                                                                                          FOX

Bob Costas                                                                                                      MLB Network

Mike Emrick                                                                                                     NBC

Verne Lundquist                                                                                             CBS

Al Michaels                                                                                                      NBC

Jim Nantz                                                                                                         CBS

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ STUDIO ANALYST

Charles Barkley                                                                                              TNT

Kirk Herbstreit                                                                                                 ESPN

Tom Jackson                                                                                                   ESPN

Howie Long                                                                                                       FOX

Harold Reynolds                                                                                              MLB Network

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

Cris Collinsworth                                                                                            NBC

Jon Gruden                                                                                                       ESPN

Orel Hershiser                                                                                                 ESPN

Phil Simms                                                                                                       CBS

Jeff Van Gundy                                                                                                 ABC

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

Golf on CBS                                                                                                       CBS

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                              FOX

NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV                                                                    CBS

Winter X Games 14                                                                                        ESPN / ESPN2

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                     ESPN / ABC

MLB Tonight                                                                                                     MLB Network

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                          NBC

 

OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                          ESPN / ABC

24/7                                                                                                                         HBO
       Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona

First Ascent                                                                                                         Travel Channel
Fly or Die                                                                                                       Sender Films

Hard Knocks                                                                                                        HBO
        Training Camp with the New York Jets                                                 NFL Films

NFL Films Presents                                                                                            NFL Network
            Shots of the Year                                                                                    NFL Films

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                              NBC
            Discovery

 

OUTSTANDING EDITING

2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee                                                                ABC

24/7                                                                                                                          HBO
       Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona

Hard Knocks                                                                                                         HBO
       Training Camp with the New York Jets                                                   NFL Films

Inside the NFL                                                                                                       Showtime
        Sounds of the Year                                                                                      NFL Films

June 17th, 1994                                                                                                    ESPN

 

 

THE DICK SCHAAP WRITING AWARD

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                           ESPN / ABC

24/7                                                                                                                         HBO
       Mayweather‑Mosley

24/7                                                                                                                        HBO
       Penguins‑Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals                                                               HBO

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                             NBC
        Discovery

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                                       ESPN / ABC
            Day One Tease

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                  ESPN / ESPN2 / ABC
            U2 & Soweto Gospel Choir

Lombardi                                                                                                            HBO

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals                                                            HBO

NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV                                                                    CBS
            Run This Town

NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV                                                                    CBS
            Wynton Marsalis ‑ ’43 Years’

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO / SOUND

MLB on FOX                                                                                                    FOX

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                            FOX

NFL on FOX                                                                                                     FOX

OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO / SOUND

24/7                                                                                                                HBO
            Penguins‑Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic

Hard Knocks                                                                                               HBO
            Training Camp with the New York Jets

Inside the NFL                                                                                            Showtime
            Sounds of the Year                                                                       NFL Films

NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV                                                              CBS
            Run This Town

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                   NBC
            Remember the Titans

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                             ESPN

ESPNU College Football Whiparound                                                ESPNU

MLB Network Studio Graphics                                                           MLB Network

NBC Sunday Night Football                                                                 NBC

Sport Science                                                                                       ESPN
Base Productions

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                               NBC

 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION

2010 FIFA World Cup                                                                        ESPN / ESPN2 / ABC

2010 NBA Draft                                                                                   ESPN

ESPN NFL Unmasked                                                                         ESPN

NFL on CBS ‑ Super Bowl XLIV                                                        CBS
            Run This Town

 

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ballpark Cam                                                                                       MLB Network

Enhanced Visual Accompaniment                                                 ESPN

ESPN3D                                                                                                 ESPN

US Open Tennis Championships                                                    CBS
            3D at US Open Tennis Championships

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT‑ INSTITUTIONAL

Is It Monday Yet?                                                                                           ESPN
            Monday Action, An Exit Away, Stone’s Throw                            Wieden & Kennedy

MLB All‑Star Game                                                                                        FOX
            Sand                                                                                                      The Mill

NBC Sports Championship Season                                                           NBC

NHL Winter Classic                                                                                        NBC
            Classic Rivalry; Classic Spectacle

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                         NBC
            One Day; Dream It, Win it; One Dream

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT ‑ EPISODIC 

ESPN Films ‑ 30 for 30 ‘What if I told You…?’                                           ESPN
            Winning Time, The Two Escobars, Pony Express

NFL ‘It’s Good to Have a Ring’                                                                       FOX
            Booth; Airport; Pool Party                                                                 SMuggler

The Open Championship                                                                          ESPN
                                                                                                                     Perception

XXI Olympic Winter Games                                                                           NBC
            One Day; Olympic Showdown; Dancing Stars