THE NOMINEES FOR THE 34th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

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Winners to be Honored During the May 7th Ceremony
At Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY – March 20, 2013 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.

More than 170 nominees were announced in 34 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 Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in New York City.

“What a world we live in,” said Malachy Wienges, Chair, NATAS. “The Olympics, NASCAR, the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, The Stanley Cup, The NBA, the US Open, the Masters…it just goes on and on!  This is another outstanding year for the sports community and for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  The entries received in this year’s Sports Emmy Awards illustrate the high-water mark of quality each of us gets to enjoy every time we turn on our favorite program.  With so much talent vying for the prestigious Emmy Award and with many of the today’s leading sports broadcasters, personalities, and television professionals in attendance, it promises to be an exciting evening.”

The networks of NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, & Telemundo) lead the nomination totals with 58, ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN3D, ESPNU & ESPNews), garnered 43, and Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV, NCAA.com & truTV) garnered 27.  A complete list of all Networks and individual show nominations follows below.

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 membership consists of broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country.  Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional 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 Communications: ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv

 

 

34th Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations By Network Group

 
Network  Nominations
NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, Telemundo) 58
ESPN (ESPN, ESPN 2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPNU, ESPNews) 43
Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV,  truTV, NCAA.com) 27
FOX Sports Media Group (FOX, SPEED, FOX Soccer Channel) 17
HBO Sports 17
NFL Network (NFL Network, NFL Media, NFL.com) 16
CBS (CBS, Showtime, CBS Sports Network) 15
MLB Network 9
DIRECTV 1
YouTube 1

 

34TH ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS BY NETWORK

NETWORK NOMINATIONS
NBC 36
ESPN 23
HBO Sports 17
FOX 13
NFL Network 13
TNT 13
CBS 10
ESPN2 10
MLB Network 9
NBC Sports Network 9
TBS 5
NBA TV 4
Showtime 4
truTV 4
grantland.com 3
NBCOlympics.com 3
Speed 3
ABC 2
Bravo 2
ESPN3D 2
ESPNU 2
Golf Channel 2
MSNBC 2
NFL Media 2
Telemundo 2
CBS Sports Network 1
CNBC 1
DIRECTV 1
ESPNews 1
FOX Soccer Channel 1
nbcsports.com 1
NCAA.com 1
NFL.com 1
YouTube 1

BREAKDOWN OF MULTIPLE PROGRAM / SERIES NOMINATIONS

Program Nominations Network
Games of the XXX Olympiad 14 NBC / Bravo / CNBC / MSNBC /
NBC SportsNetwork/
NBCOlympics.com/Telemundo
NBA on TNT 6 TNT
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 6 HBO
E: 60 5 ESPN2
24/7 4 HBO
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins 4 HBO
MLB on FOX 4 FOX
Outside the Lines 4 ESPN
Sunday Night Football 4 NBC
NASCAR on FOX 3 FOX
NFL Films Presents 3 NFL Network
30 for 30 2 ESPN
A Football Life 2 NFL Network
College Gameday 2 ESPN
The Dream Team 2 NBA TV
Inside the NBA 2 TNT
Inside the NFL 2 Showtime
MLB Network Division Series 2 MLB Network
MLB Tonight 2 MLB Network
Namath 2 HBO
NCAA March Madness 2 TBS
NFL on FOX 2 FOX
SportsCenter 2 ESPN
Sport Science 2 ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNews
UEFA Euro 2012 2 ESPN

 

The 34th Annual Emmy Awards for Sports
OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

The 96th Indianapolis 500                                                                                 ABC

The 108th World Series                                                                                     FOX

The Army‑Navy Game                                                                                         CBS

The Masters                                                                                                         CBS

Super Bowl XLVI                                                                                                 NBC

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES

ESPN Monday Night Football                                                                            ESPN

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                                  FOX / SPEED

NBA on TNT                                                                                                          TNT

NFL on FOX                                                                                                          FOX

Sunday Night Football                                                                                       NBC


OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND

Down the Stretch                                                                                      Golf Channel
            The Honda Classic                                                                       [PGA Tour Entertainment]
Games of the XXX Olympiad                                                                   NBC

Inside the Headsets                                                                                  SPEED
            28th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All‑Star Race                       [NASCAR Media Group]

Monster Energy SuperCross                                                                 CBS
            Salt Lake City                                                                                 [Feld Motor Sports]

USA Pro Challenge                                                                                   NBC
            The Race of Truth                                                                         [Blink Productions]

OUTSTANDING PLAYOFF COVERAGE

National League Championship Series                                             FOX
          Cardinals vs. Giants

NBA Playoffs                                                                                            TNT

NFC Divisional Playoff                                                                           FOX
            49ers vs. Saints

NFL Wild Card Saturday                                                                       NBC
            Bengals vs. Texans; Lions vs. Saints

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament                                       CBS / tbs / TNT / truTV

 

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL

Michael Waltrip Racing All Access                                                               SPEED
            Inside Michael Waltrip Racing: A Championship Quest             [NASCAR Media Group]

One Heartbeat                                                                                         CBS Sports Network
                                                                                                                    [CBS Sports]

 

Outside the Lines                                                                                   ESPN
            Believe

Still Standing: The Earl Campbell Story                                             NBC Sports Network
[NFL Films]

Tecmo Super Bowl                                                                                  NFL Network
                                                                                                                     [NFL Films]

OUTSTANDING SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story                                                     ESPN2


Dream Team                                                                                              
NBA TV
[NBA Entertainment]


Klitschko                                                                                                    
HBO
[Broadview Pictures]

Namath                                                                                                      HBO

The Announcement                                                                                ESPN

 

 

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES / ANTHOLOGY

30 for 30                                                                                                    ESPN

A Football Life                                                                                          NFL Network
[NFL Films]

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins                HBO
                                                                                                                   [NFL Films]

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                       HBO

The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins                        Showtime
                                                                                                                  [MLB Productions]

 

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW ‑ WEEKLY

College Gameday                                                                                 ESPN
Football Night in America                                                                   NBC

Inside the NBA                                                                                      TNT

Inside the NFL                                                                                       Showtime
                                                                                                                 [CBS Sports / NFL Films]

 

 

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW ‑ DAILY

Inside the NBA                                                                                     TNT

MLB Tonight                                                                                         MLB Network

NFL Live                                                                                                ESPN2

NFL Total Access                                                                               NFL Network

Pardon the Interruption                                                                    ESPN
                                                                                                               [Rydholm Projects]

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM

E: 60                                                                                                      ESPN2
            Beitar Jerusalem

E: 60                                                                                                      ESPN2
            Busted Coverage

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                   HBO
            Hockey’s Darkest Day

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                                   HBO
            Your Brain on Football

 

 

 

OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE

College Gameday                                                                              ESPN
            Fist Bump: A Brotherly Bond

E: 60                                                                                                     ESPN2
            Perfect

Inside the NFL                                                                                   Showtime
            One Last Wish: The Danny Webber Story

MLB on FOX                                                                                      FOX
            Negro Leagues

NFL Films Presents                                                                        NFL Network
            Slackliner                                                                             [NFL Films]

NFL GameDay Morning                                                                 NFL Network
            Immaculate Remembrance

SportsCenter                                                                                  ESPN
            Kick of Hope

SportsCenter                                                                                  ESPN
            Run With Me

 

 

OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE

E: 60                                                                                                  ESPN2
            Mike Powell: In Relentless Pursuit

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                                      NBC
            Olga Korbut

 

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                               HBO
            Chancellor Lee Adams: The Fighter

 

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                               HBO
            Steve Gleason: Tragic Hero

 

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel                                               HBO
            Two of a Kind

 

OUTSTANDING OPEN / TEASE

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                                      NBC
            Measure & Motion

 

MLB Network Division Series                                                    MLB Network
            The Scrapbook

 

NBA on TNT                                                                                    TNT
            All‑Star Game Tease

 

NBA on TNT                                                                                    TNT
            Brooklyn Nets/New York Knicks Spike Lee Tease

 

NCAA March Madness                                                                truTV
            Brackets Everywhere                                                     [CBS Sports/ Turner Sports]

 

Red Bull Signature Series                                                         NBC
          Show Open                                                                         [Red Bull Media House]

 

Sunday Night Football                                                                NBC
          Opening Tease

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                                   NBCOlympics.com
            Live from London

March Madness Live                                                                NCAA.com
NFL RedZone                                                                              NFL Network

Red Bull Stratos: Space Jump                                              YouTube
                                                                                                      [Red Bull Media House]

 

Super Bowl XLVI Extra                                                           NBCSports.com

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING

ESPNU Unite                                                                             ESPNU

Everything to Prove                                                                NFL.com
[NFL Films]

 

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                               NBCOlympics.com
            Countdown to London

 

Royce White Battles Anxiety on Draft Day                      grantland.com

 

The Arnold Palmer                                                                grantland.com

The NFL Season: A Biography                                            NFL Media

 

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING SHORT FORMAT

ESPNU Unite Social Highlight                                             ESPNU

Story Time with Jalen Rose                                               grantland.com
          Jalen Rose Steals Patrick Ewing’s TV


Numbers Never Lie Whiteboard                                       
ESPN2

 

Speaking Out                                                                        NFL Media
Sport Science                                                                      ESPN
[Base Productions]

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ STUDIO HOST

James Brown                                                                      CBS / Showtime

Bob Costas                                                                          NBC / NBC Sports Network
Rich Eisen                                                                            NFL Network

Ernie Johnson                                                                    TNT / NBA TV

Dan Patrick                                                                         NBC / NBC Sports Network / 
DirecTV

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ PLAY‑BY‑PLAY

Mike Breen                                                                         ABC

Mike Emrick                                                                       NBC / NBC Sports Network
Al Michaels                                                                        NBC

Jim Nantz                                                                           CBS

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ STUDIO ANALYST

Charles Barkley                                                               TNT / NBA TV


Tony Dungy                                                                       
NBC


Boomer Esiason                                                             
CBS


Harold Reynolds                                                             
MLB Network


Bill Ripken                                                                        
MLB Network


Kurt Warner                                                                    
NFL Network

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ SPORTS EVENT ANALYST

Ato Boldon                                                                       NBC
Cris Collinsworth                                                           NBC
Jon Gruden                                                                     ESPN

Jim Kaat                                                                          MLB Network

Mike Mayock                                                                  NFL Network / NBC

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY ‑ SPORTS REPORTER

Andrea Joyce                                                                NBC / NBC Sports Network
Pierre McGuire                                                             NBC / NBC Sports Network
Lisa Salters                                                                  ESPN

Michele Tafoya                                                            NBC

Tom Verducci                                                              MLB Network / TBS

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE

America‘s Cup World Series                                   NBC
                                                                                        [America's Cup Event Authority]

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                   NBC

 

MLB on FOX                                                                 FOX

 

The Masters                                                                ESPN3D/CBS

 

Winter X Games 2012                                              ESPN3D

 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                  NBC / Bravo / MSNBC /
                                                                                      NBC Sports Network / Telemundo

MLB Tonight                                                              MLB Network

UEFA Euro 2012                                                       ESPN


OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK

24/7                                                                            HBO
            Pacquiao‑Marquez 4

 

E: 60                                                                           ESPN2
            Remember Bluffton

 

Games of the XXX Olympiad                               NBC
            Measure & Motion

 

Ironman World Championship                          NBC
                                                                                  [Ironman Productions]

NFL Films Presents                                             NFL Network
[NFL Films]

Outside the Lines                                                ESPN
            Breaking the Silence


OUTSTANDING EDITING

24/7                                                                         HBO
            Pacquiao‑Marquez 4

Being: Liverpool                                                   FOX / FOX Soccer Channel

 

Games of the XXX Olympiad                            NBC
            Profiles of the London Games

 

Grand Slam Tennis                                             ESPN2
            Australian Open, Wimbledon & US Open

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins                                           HBO
[NFL Films]

NBA on TNT                                                          TNT

Outside the Lines                                               ESPN
            Breaking the Silence

 

 

THE DICK SCHAAP WRITING AWARD

24/7                                                                        HBO
            Pacquiao‑Marquez 4

 

30 for 30                                                               ESPN
            Ghosts of Ole Miss

Games of the XXX Olympiad                           NBC
            Measure & Motion

NFL Films Presents                                           NFL Network
            Like a Rose                                             [NFL Films]

Open Championship                                         ESPN
            Old

 

The Open Championship                                 ESPN
            Essays

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins                                           HBO
                                                                                                                                              [NFL Films]

Namath                                                                HBO
                                                                              [NFL Films]

Road to the Super Bowl                                  NFL Network
[NFL Films]

 

 

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO / SOUND

MLB Network Spring Training Game                                             MLB Network
          Indians vs. Diamondbacks All Audio

 

MLB on FOX                                                                                         FOX

 

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                 FOX

 

OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO / SOUND

24/7                                                                      HBO
            Pacquiao‑Marquez 4

 

Games of the XXX Olympiad                         NBC
            Measure & Motion

 

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins                                           HBO
                                                                                                                                             [NFL Films]

NBA on TNT                                                       TNT

 

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN

Games of the XXX Olympiad                        NBC / NBC Sports Network

 

MLB Network Division Series                      MLB Network
           The Scrapbook

 

Sport Science                                                 ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNews
                                                                           [Base Productions]

Sunday Night Football                                  NBC

UEFA Euro 2012                                            ESPN

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION

MLB Postseason on TBS                           TBS
            Studio ORAD

 

NCAA March Madness                               truTV
            Brackets Everywhere

 

Outside the Lines                                                ESPN
            Defiance: The Story of FC Start

 

Sunday Night Football                                        NBC
            Open

 

 

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                                          NBC / Bravo / CNBC /
            The Multi‑Screen Olympics                                                MSNBC / NBC Sports Network /
                                                                                                               NBCOlympics.com / Telemundo

 

Games of the XXX Olympiad / NBC Golf Tour                             NBC
            360 Cam

 

MLB on FOX                                                                                        FOX
            Phantom Camera

 

NASCAR on FOX                                                                                FOX
            3D Cutaway Car

 

NFL on FOX                                                                                         FOX
            Super Zoom

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT‑ INSTITUTIONAL

It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports                                                                ESPN
            Shake On It, The Name, Born Into It                                 [Wieden & Kennedy]

 

MLB Postseason on TBS                                                               TBS
            Bruce Springsteen ‑ Land of Dreams

 

NBA on TNT: John Turturro ‘Claude X: Street Artist’               TNT
            Intro, Prolific, Struggle

 

NCAA March Madness                                                                   TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV
            Brackets Everywhere

 

Nothing Beats First Place                                                             ESPN
            Worse, Painful, Scary                                                       [Wieden & Kennedy]

 

The Voice of Golf                                                                            CBS
            Confessions, Navigation, Costumes                             [Concentrate Films]

 

 

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT ‑ EPISODIC

A Football Life                                                                                 NFL Network
            Life Story                                                                             [NFL Films]

 

Feherty Live from Ryder Cup                                                      Golf Channel
            Pro America, Pro Europe, Split Decision                    [NBC Sports Agency]

 

Games of the XXX Olympiad                                                     NBC
           Britain Just Got Great

 

The Dream Team                                                                         NBA TV
           Trailer                                                                                  [NBA Entertainment]

 

The Triple Crown                                                                         NBC
            Trailer