THE NATIONAL ACADEMY
OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES
ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR THE
36th ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS

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ESPN’s George Bodenheimer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominees to be Honored During the May 5th Ceremony
At Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall

New York, NY – March 24, 2015 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 36th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.

“The quality of sports television continues to shine as the coverage available to the consumer in multiple formats grows exponentially,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “With ESPN’s George Bodenheimer as our well-deserved lifetime achievement honoree and almost 200 nominees vying for the prestigious Emmy Award, this year’s gala promises to be an exciting night for NATAS and the world of sports telecasting.”

“The 36th Sports Emmy Awards encompassed a record-setting number of entries across multiple categories,” said Steve Ulrich, Senior Vice President of the Sports Emmy Awards. “The level of quality from those entries was truly inspiring and it provided our judges with an embarrassment of riches in determining this year’s nominees.”

More than 190 nominees were announced in 40 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 Jazz at Lincoln Center’s prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 in New York City.

ChyronHego is an official sponsor of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution (“DMDS”) for the submission, judging and voting of all categories for the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Accounting services for the competition are provided by the firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

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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 over 14,000 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
For Press information, please contact: Paul Pillitteri, Director, Communication/NATAS ppillitteri@emmyonline.tv 212-586-8424

Nominations Report
Nominations by Network

 Network

 

Nominations

ESPN

37

NBC

33

MLB Network

16

ESPN2

15

FOX

14

FOX Sports 1

13

HBO

12

TNT

12

ABC

10

tbs

10

CBS

9

Showtime

9

NBCSN

7

FOXSports.com

6

NFL Network

6

truTV

5

Univision

5

ESPN Deportes

4

SEC Network

3

Telemundo

3

CNBC

2

ESPN.com

2

ESPNews

2

Golf Channel

2

MSNBC

2

Mun2

2

nbcolympics.com

2

PAC-12 Network

2

USA

2

BleacherReport.com

1

DirecTV

1

espnW

1

FOX Deportes

1

grantland.com

1

MLB.com

1

National Geographic Channel

1

NBCUniverso

1

NFL Digital Media

1

Starz

1

TogetherWeMakeFootball.com

1

WatchESPN

1

Nominations Report
Nominations by Program

Program

Nominations

Network
The XXII Olympic Winter Games

15

NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC/nbcolympics.com
E: 60

7

ESPN2
FOX Sports Live

7

FOX Sports 1/FOXSports.com
SportsCenter

7

ESPN
2014 FIFA World Cup

6

ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
MLB on tbs Postseason

5

tbs
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

5

HBO
Hard Knocks

4

HBO
Inside the NFL

4

Showtime
NFL PrimeTime

4

ESPN
Super Bowl XLIX

4

NBC
2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

3

MLB Network
All Access

3

Showtime
ESPN Monday Night Football

3

ESPN
NASCAR on FOX

3

FOX/FOX Sports 1
NCAA March Madness

3

CBS/tbs/TNT/truTV
NFL Countdown

3

ESPN
Sunday NFL Countdown

3

ESPN
Sunday Night Football

3

NBC
24/7

2

HBO
60 Minutes Sports

2

Showtime
College Football Playoff National Championship

2

ESPN
ESPN College Football

2

ABC/ESPN/SEC Network
ESPN Sport Science

2

ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Football Night In America

2

NBC
FOX NFL Sunday

2

FOX/FOXSPORTS.COM
Futbol Estelar

2

Telemundo/Mun2
Ironman World Championship

2

NBC
MLB on FOX

2

FOX/FOX Sports 1
MLB Tonight

2

MLB Network
NBA on TNT

2

TNT
NFL Live

2

ESPN2
SEC Storied

2

SEC Network

Nominations Report
Nominations by Network Group

Network or Network Group

 

Nominations

ESPN

(ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN Deportes, grantland.com, espnW, SEC Network, ESPNews, WatchESPN)

57

NBC Sports Group

(NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA, Golf Channel, NBCUniverso, Telemundo, Mun2, nbcolympics.com)

42

FOX Sports
Media Group

(FOX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, FOXsports.com)
National Geographic Channel

27

CBS

(CBS, Showtime)

18

Turner Sports

(tbs, TNT, truTV, BleacherReport.com)

18

MLB Media

(MLB Network, MLB.com)

17

HBO Sports

12

NFL Media

(NFL Network, TogetherWeMakeFootball.com,
NFL Digital Media)

8

Univision

5

PAC-12

2

DIRECTV

1

Starz

1

Editors Please Note: In the table above, if an entry is credited to multiple network groups, then each network is given credit for a nomination (e.g. CBS/TNT yields 1 nomination for CBS and 1 nomination for TNT). If all credited networks are from the same corporate entity, then the network group gets credit for 1 Emmy® nomination (e.g. ABC/ESPN equals 1 nomination).

Outstanding Live Sports Special

146th Belmont Stakes NBC
2014 FIFA World Cup Final
Germany vs. Argentina
ABC
College Football Playoff National Championship
Oregon vs. Ohio State
ESPN
Daytona 500 FOX
Super Bowl XLIX
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
NBC

 

Outstanding Live Sports Series

ESPN College Football ABC/ESPN/SEC Network
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
NASCAR on FOX FOX/FOX Sports 1
Sunday Night Football NBC

 

Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage

All Access
Epilogue: Mayweather vs. Maidana
Showtime
Derek Jeter: Night 2 Remember FOX Sports 1
[MLB Productions]
Ironman World Championship NBC
[Texas Crew Productions]
NFL Turning Point NBCSN
[NFL Films]
Sound FX
Super Bowl XLVIII
NFL Network
[NFL Films]

 

Outstanding Edited Sports Special

E: 60
Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest
ESPN2
Football America: Our Stories FOX
[NFL Films]
Mr. Baseball: Bob Uecker MLB Network

 

Outstanding Playoff Coverage

NASCAR Chase for the Cup ESPN
National League Championship Series
San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals
FOX Sports 1
NCAA March Madness tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV
NFC Championship Game
Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
FOX
NFL Playoffs
AFC Wild Card (Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers) & AFC Divisional Playoff (Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots)
NBC

 

Outstanding Sports Documentary

McConkey Starz
[Red Bull Media House]
Payne Golf Channel
SEC Storied
It’s Time
SEC Network
[ESPN Films]
We Could Be King ESPNews
[Tribeca Digital Studios]

 

Outstanding Sports Documentary Series

24/7 HBO
30 for 30 ESPN
[ESPN Films]
A Football Life NFL Network
[NFL Films]
All Access Showtime
Hard Knocks
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons
HBO
[NFL Films]
Undrafted NFL Network

 

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly

College GameDay
Football
ESPN
Football Night In America NBC
Inside the NBA on TNT TNT
Sunday NFL Countdown ESPN

 

Outstanding Studio Show – Daily

Inside The NBA on TNT: Playoffs TNT
MLB Tonight MLB Network
NFL Live ESPN2
Pardon the Interruption ESPN
[Rydholm Projects]
SportsCenter ESPN

 

Outstanding Sports News Anthology

E: 60 ESPN2
Outside the Lines ESPN
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO

 

Outstanding Sports Journalism

60 Minutes Sports
Phil Ivey
Showtime
[CBS News]
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Death at the Track
HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Higher Education?
HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Kids & Guns
HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Sport in Qatar: The Price of Glory
HBO

 

Outstanding Short Feature

E: 60
Loud and Proud
ESPN2
FOX Sports Live
Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist
FOXSports.com
Inside the NFL
The Final Stitch
Showtime
[CBS Sports/NFL Films]
Road to the Final Four
Buzz’s Bunch
CBS
Sunday NFL Countdown
Danny’s Day
ESPN
The NFL Today
Homes for Wounded Warriors: Jared Allen
CBS

 

Outstanding Long Feature

E: 60
Catching Kayla
ESPN2
E: 60
Owen and Haatchi
ESPN2
SportsCenter
SC Featured – Lauren Hill: One More Game
ESPN
SportsCenter
SC Featured – Pete’s Challenge
ESPN
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story
NBC

 

Outstanding Open/Tease

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Hall of Heroes
MLB Network
College Football on CBS
The Army-Navy Game: A Different Kind of Game
CBS
E: 60
Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest
ESPN2
MLB on tbs Postseason
One-Man Show
tbs
NCAA March Madness
March Madness Tease
tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV
NFL on CBS
AFC Championship 2014: Would You Watch?
CBS

 

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage

College Football Playoff National Championship
MegaCast
ESPN/WatchESPN
ESPN Sport Science
X Games
ESPN
NCAA March Madness
NCAA Teamcast
tbs/TNT/truTV
The XXII Olympic Winter Games nbcolympics.com

 

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming

Anatomy Of A Pitch ESPN.com
Enduring Guilt ESPN.com
Games of Zones BleacherReport.com
Together We Make Football
The Contest
TogetherWeMakeFootball.com
[NFL Films]
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
As the Athletes Experienced Them
NBCOlympics.com

 

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming – Short Format

Captain’s Curtain Call FOXSports.com
NFL UP! NFL Digital Media
PK Thanks Chicago MLB.com
[312 Media]
Putt Putt Perfection grantland.com

 

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host

Bob Costas NBC/MLB Network
Rich Eisen NFL Network/DirecTV
Ernie Johnson TNT
Keith Olbermann ESPN2
Stuart Scott ESPN
Matt Vasgersian MLB Network

 

Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play

Mike Breen ABC/ESPN
Bob Costas MLB Network
Ian Eagle tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV
Mike Emrick NBC/NBCSN
Dan Hicks NBC/Golf Channel

 

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst

Charles Barkley TNT
Rick Neuheisel PAC-12 Network
Harold Reynolds MLB Network
Tom Verducci MLB Network

 

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst

Cris Collinsworth NBC
Jon Gruden ESPN
Jeff Van Gundy ABC/ESPN
Kirk Herbstreit ABC/ESPN
Harold Reynolds FOX/FOX Sports 1/MLB Network

 

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter

Ken Rosenthal FOX/FOX Sports 1/MLB Network
Holly Rowe ESPN/espnW
Lisa Salters ESPN
Michele Tafoya NBC
Tom Verducci MLB Network
Tracy Wolfson tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV/NFL Network

 

Outstanding Technical Team Remote

ESPN College Football ESPN
Golf on CBS CBS
NASCAR on FOX FOX/FOX Sports 1
The XXII Olympic Winter Games NBC

 

Outstanding Technical Team Studio

Football Night In America NBC
FOX NFL Sunday
Super Bowl XLVIII – Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
FOX/FOXSPORTS.COM
MLB Tonight MLB Network
Premier League NBC/NBCSN
The XXII Olympic Winter Games NBC

 

Outstanding Camera Work

2014 FIFA World Cup ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
24/7
Cotto – Martinez
HBO
FOX Sports Live
Terrance West: “Football, Family, and NFL Dreams”
FOX Sports 1
Inside the NFL
Super Bowl XLIX Season 7 Finale
Showtime
[NFL Films]
Ironman World Championship NBC
[Texas Crew Productions]
NFL Films Presents
Shots of the Year
NFL Network
[NFL Films]

 

Outstanding Short Form Editing

FOX Sports Live
Captain’s Curtain Call
FOXSports.com
FOX Sports Live
Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist
FOXSports.com
FOX Sports Live
Driven: Jay Blake
FOXSports.com
NBA on TNT
Kendrick Lamar “I”
TNT
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Profiles of the XXII Olympic Winter Games
NBC
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Remember The Titans
NBC

 

Outstanding Long Form Editing

All Access
Epilogue: Mayweather vs. Maidana II
Showtime
Deep Dive National Geographic Channel
[Bluefoot Entertainment]
FOX Sports Live
Finding Rico Harris: The Vanishing Man
FOX Sports 1
Hard Knocks
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons
HBO
[NFL Films]
Inside the NFL
Super Bowl XLIX
Showtime
[NFL Films]
Notre Dame: Reborn NBC
The Third Team MLB Network
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story
NBC

 

The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award

60 Minutes Sports
All Blacks
Showtime
[CBS News]
E: 60
Owen and Haatchi
ESPN2
MLB on tbs Postseason
One-Man Show
tbs
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Lokomotiv
NBC
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Winter’s Theatre
NBC

 

Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Hall of Heroes
MLB Network
2014 FIFA World Cup
Six Degrees
ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
Hard Knocks
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons
HBO
[NFL Films]
Road To The Super Bowl FOX
[NFL Films]
SEC Storied
It’s Time
SEC Network
[ESPN Films]

 

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound

HBO Boxing HBO
MLB on FOX FOX/FOX Sports 1
NASCAR on FOX FOX/FOX Sports 1
NFL on FOX FOX
The XXII Olympic Winter Games NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC

 

Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound

FOX Sports Live
Walking Dead: The Charlie Rowan Story
FOX Sports 1
Hard Knocks
Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons
HBO
[NFL Films]
Inside the NFL
Super Bowl XLIX Season 7 Finale
Showtime
[NFL Films]
MLB on tbs Postseason
One Man Show
tbs
NBA on TNT TNT
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Winter’s Theater
NBC

 

Outstanding Live Graphic Design

2014 FIFA World Cup ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
MLB on FOX FOX/FOX Sports 1
SportsCenter ESPN
Sunday Night Football NBC
Super Bowl XLIX NBC
The XXII Olympic Winter Games NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC

 

Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design

2014 NBA Draft ESPN
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
ESPN Sport Science ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
The Grantland Basketball Hour ESPN

 

Outstanding Studio Design/Art Direction

FOX NFL Sunday
Super Bowl XLVIII – Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos
FOX
SportsCenter ESPN
Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Live, NFL Insiders, Monday Night Countdown, NFL PrimeTime
ESPN Studio W
ESPN
The XXII Olympic Winter Games NBC/NBCSN

 

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction

2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Hall of Heroes
MLB Network
MLB on tbs Postseason
One-Man Show
tbs
Sunday Night Football
Waiting All Day For Sunday Night Open
NBC
Super Bowl XLIX
Waiting All Day For A Super Bowl Fight Open
NBC

 

The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award

2014 NBA All-Star Weekend
Free D Replay System
TNT
ESPN Monday Night Football
VFX
ESPN
IP Production PAC-12 Network
SportsCenter, NFL Primetime and NFL Countdown
ESPN Digital Center 2
ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNews
The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Maximum Access
NBC

 

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement

2014 FIFA World Cup
World Cup Big Event/Time Zone/I Believe
ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
[Picture Farm, Other Films, & Wieden + Kennedy]
MLB on FOX Sports 1
MLB Awareness Campaign –
Ready/Working/Sweet
FOX Sports 1
MLB on tbs Postseason
One-Man Show
tbs
Monuments MLB Network
NBC Sports
Best Seat
NBC/NBCSN

 

Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish
(Cobertura Sobresaliente de Deportes en Vivo y en Español)

2014 FIFA World Cup Univision
Futbol Estelar
La Gran Final – Leon vs. Pachuca
Telemundo
Futbol Estelar
Premier League Championship Sunday
Telemundo/Mun2
NASCAR Toyota 120 Mun2
Super Bowl XLIX
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
NBCUniverso

 

Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish
(Programa Sobresaliente Grabado en Estudio en Español)

Contacto Deportivo Univision
Fuera de Juego ESPN Deportes
Futbol Central Univision
SportsCenter Deportes ESPN Deportes
Univision Deportes Futbol Club Univision

 

Outstanding On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish (Presentador Deportivo Sobresaliente en Programa Trasmitido en Español)

Enrique Bermudez Univision
Andres Cantor Telemundo
José Ramon Fernandez ESPN Deportes
Ernesto Jerez ESPN Deportes
Marion Reimers FOX Deportes