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30th Annual Sports Emmy Nominations Announced

Thursday, April 2, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:38 AM, under , , ,

Athens, GA (Apr 2, 2008) - The nominations are in for the 30th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. The awards will be given out on Monday, April 27, 2009 at Lincoln Center in New York.

NBC's Dick Ebersol will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the winner of 24 Sports Emmy® Awards and has received the NATAS Trustees Award. Ebersol, who has led NBC Sports for 20 years, is renowned for his ability to amass large television audiences. Most recently, Ebersol architected two record-breaking television events: The Beijing Olympic Games, the most watched event in U.S. history, and Super Bowl XLIII, which delivered the largest single audience. Remarkably, he has now produced seven of the top ten most-watched events of all time.

Ebersol is recognized as a creative producer and a skilled promoter. Under his leadership, NBC Sports has come to represent superior production that elevates sport, broad promotion and mutually-beneficially partnerships. His crowning achievement has been establishing NBC Universal as the home of the Olympic Games, TV’s most powerful franchise, through 2012. He has served as executive producer of every Olympics NBC has broadcast since 1992. Ebersol also has served as executive producer for five Super Bowls and is executive producer for "Sunday Night Football." He negotiated the landmark NFL deal which saw the League's premier primetime package move to Sunday night and includes innovative flexible scheduling.

Over four decades in the industry, Ebersol stands alone as an executive who has played a prominent role in the wide-ranging fields of sports, entertainment and news. Starting his career at ABC Sports under the legendary Roone Arledge, Ebersol went on to create “Saturday Night Live” with Lorne Michaels, before returning to his roots in sports. Along the way, he has collected numerous accolades and honors including induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Fortune sums up Ebersol’s accomplishments by saying he “has practically done it all in a storied TV career.”

And what about the rest of the winners. We will have to wait until April 27 to hear the results. Meanwhile we do know who the nominees are now.




Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL
108th U.S. Open Championship
NBC
NASCAR on FOX: Daytona 500 FOX
Super Bowl XLII FOX
The Championships, Wimbledon (Gentlemen's Final) NBC
X Games 14 ESPN


Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SERIES
ESPN College Football ABC
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
NASCAR (TNT Summer Series) TNT
NASCAR on FOX FOX
NBC Sunday Night Football NBC


Outstanding LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND
2008 Bassmaster Classic ESPN2 / Career Sports Entertainment
2008 Tour de France CBS
2008 World Series of Poker: Final Table ESPN
Games of the XXIX Olympiad NBC
Inside the PGA Tour (The Deutsche Bank Championship) Golf Channel / PGA Tour Productions


Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL
2008 Beijing Paralympics NBC
Calzaghe-Jones 24 / 7 HBO
The 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship NBC / Ironman Productions
The Greatest Game Ever Played ESPN
Varsity Rivals CBS / Intersport / NFL Films


Outstanding SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
Big Ten Short Stories (Friends of Jaclyn Special Edition) Big Ten Network
Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football HBO
Joe Louis: America's Hero Betrayed HBO
Jose Canseco: Last Shot A&E / The Trifecta Production Company
The Streak ESPN2


Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SERIES / Anthology
America's Game: The Missing Rings NFL Network / NFL Films
Baseball's Golden Age FSN
De La Hoya / Pacquiao 24 / 7 HBO
HBO Boxing: Countdown Shows HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO
Road to Redemption ESPN / NBA Entertainment
Sport Science FSN


Outstanding STUDIO SHOW - WEEKLY
College Gameday (Football) ESPN
Football Night in America NBC
FOX NFL Sunday FOX
Inside the NFL CBS / Showtime.NFL Films
Monday Night Countdown ESPN
Sunday NFL Countdown ESPN


Outstanding STUDIO SHOW - DAILY
Baseball Tonight ESPN
Inside the NBA - Playoffs TNT
MLB Postseason Studio TBS
Outside the Lines First Report ESPN
Pardon the Interruption ESPN


Outstanding SPORTS JOURNALISM
E: 60 (Gymnastics Abuse) ESPN
Outside the Lines (Concerns in Happy Valley) ESPN
Outside the Lines (O.J. Mayo's Inner Circle) ESPN
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Horse Slaughter: Running For Their Lives) HBO
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (NFL Stadium Drinking) HBO


Outstanding SHORT FEATURE
2008 NCAA Basketball on CBS (Jason Ray Feature) CBS
E: 60 (The Power of One - Adam Bender) ESPN
Outside the Lines (John Challis) ESPN
Outside the Lines (Roller Derby Revival) ESPN
Outside the Lines (Touching Them All) ESPN


Outstanding LONG FEATURE
2008 NCAA Basketball on CBS - Final Four (Zambia's Hope Feature) CBS
Outside the Lines (Kick for Nick) ESPN
Outside the Lines (Louis Mulkey) ESPN
Outside the Lines (Richard Jensen) ESPN


Outstanding OPEN / TEASE
Indianapolis 500 (ESPN NASCAR) ABC
Games of the XXIX Olympiad: The Clock of Their Lives NBC
Chris Rock All-Star Tease (NBA All-Star Game) TNT
Super Bowl XLII - Perfection (NFL on FOX: Super Bowl XLII) FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Dallas Cowboys (Saturday Night Football) NFL Network


Outstanding NEW APPROACHES SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE
Games of the XXIX Olympiad: Beyond the Broadcast NBCOlympics.com / NBC Sports
NASCAR.com RaceBuddy NASCAR.com / Turner Sports
NBA League Pass Broadband NBA.com / Turner Sports
NBA.com - TNT OverTime 2008 All-Star Saturday NBA.com / Turner Sports
NFL Sunday Ticket Experience DIRECTV
NFL.com LIVE: Thursday and Saturday Night Football NFL.com / NFL Network


Outstanding NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING
Amazing Sports Stories FSN
Ring Life HBO.com
Sport Science FSN
YouTube Baby ESPN.com


Outstanding NEW APPROACHES - SPORTS PROGRAMMING - SHORT FORMAT
Anatomy of a Play NFL.com / NFL Network / NFL Films
Back on Topps BackOnTopps.com / The Tornante Company / El Chopper Quatro
Mayne Street ESPN.com
NFL Ultimate Audio on NFL.com NFL.com / NFL Network / NFL Films
No Love Lost ESPN.com
Outside the Ropes PGATOUR.com / PGA Tour Productions


Outstanding Sports Personality - STUDIO HOST
Bob Costas NBC / HBO
Bryant Gumbel HBO
Chris Berman ESPN
Ernie Johnson TNT / TBS
James Brown CBS / Showtime


Outstanding Sports Personality - PLAY-BY-PLAY
Al Michaels NBC
Dan Hicks NBC
Jim Nantz CBS
Joe Buck FOX
Mike Emrick NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality - STUDIO ANALYST
Cris Collinsworth NBC / Showtime / CBS / HBO
John Kruk ESPN
Steve Mariucci NFL Network
Terry Bradshaw FOX
Tom Jackson ESPN


Outstanding Sports Personality - SPORTS EVENT ANALYST
Cris Collinsworth NFL Network / NBC
Doug Collins TNT
John Madden NBC
Johnny Miller NBC
Ron Jaworski ESPN
Tim McCarver FOX


Outstanding TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE
2008 Winter X Games ESPN / ABC
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
ESPN NASCAR ABC / ESPN / ESPN2
Games of the XXIX Olympiad NBC
NASCAR on FOX FOX
Red Bull Air Race World Series FSN


Outstanding TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO
ESPN NASCAR ABC / ESPN / ESPN2
Games of the XXIX Olympiad NBC
MLB Postseason TBS
Sport Science FSN
Sunday NFL Countdown ESPN


Outstanding CAMERA WORK
2008 Masters (Open) ESPN
2008 NCAA Basketball on CBS - Final Four (Zambia's Hope) CBS
Amazing Sports Stories FSN / Red Line Films
Calzaghe-Jones 24 / 7 HBO
Games of the XXIX Olympiad: The Clock of Their Lives NBC
Quest for the Cup VOOM / NASCAR Media Group

Outstanding EDITING
Amazing Sports Stories (Joe Jennette: The Fighter Who Refused to Quit) FSN / Red Line Films
Calzaghe-Jones 24 / 7 HBO
Games of the XXIX Olympiad: Olympic Profiles NBC
Games of the XXIX Olympiad: Remember the Titans NBC
NBA on TNT TNT
The Championships, Wimbledon ESPN


The Dick Schaap WRITING AWARD
Baseball's Golden Age FSN / Black Canyon Productions
British Open TNT
De La Hoya / Pacquiao 24 / 7 HBO
FOX NFL Sunday (Super Bowl XLII - Perfection) FOX
NBA on TNT TNT
NFL Films Presents: Lost in Confetti NFL Network / NFL Films


Outstanding MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS
2008 Masters (Open) ESPN
E: 60 (Homeless Hoops) ESPN
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball - Final Game at Yankee Stadium (Opening Tease) ESPN
Games of the XXIX Olympiad: The Clock of Their Lives NBC
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys HBO / NFL Films
NFL on CBS (AFC Championship Game Tease) CBS


Outstanding Live Event AUDIO / SOUND
ESPN NASCAR ABC / ESPN / ESPN2
Games of the XXIX Olympiad NBC
MLB on FOX FOX
NASCAR on FOX FOX
NFL on FOX FOX


Outstanding Post Produced AUDIO / SOUND
Calzaghe-Jones 24 / 7 HBO
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys HBO / NFL Films
MLB '08: An Epic Season (Wireless)
ESPN / MLB Productions
Road to the Super Bowl
FOX / NFL Films


Outstanding GRAPHIC DESIGN
E: 60 (2008 Season) ESPN
Games of the XXIX Olympiad NBC
MLB on FOX FOX
NBA on ABC (2008 NBA Finals) ABC / ESPN
Sport Science FSN
Super Bowl XLII / FOX NFL Sunday
FOX


Outstanding PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION
Amazing Sports Stories FSN / Red Line Films
2008 World Figure Skating Championships ABC / ESPN
NFL on CBS (AFC Championship Game Tease) CBS
Sport Science FSN
The Secret Game ESPN Classic / Red Line Films


The George Wensel TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ESPN Axis ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNews
ESPN NASCAR ABC / ESPN2
Games of the XXIX Olympiad (NBC's Three Screens Olympics (Beijing & at Home)) NBC
Virtual Playbook / Augmented Reality ESPN


Outstanding SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT- INSTITUTIONAL
2008 Fantasy Football (Blues) NFL Network / Restless Films
ESPN Monday Night Football - Is it Monday Yet? (Alarm Clocks, Customers, Cubicles) ESPN / MJZ
MLB ALL Star Game 2008 (Raftors) FOX / Buf / FOX Sports Design
NBA on TNT Playoffs ( Terrence Howard Tease) TNT
This is SportsCenter (More Hips, Conditioning Coach, Explosive Speed) ESPN / Hungry Man


Outstanding SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT - EPISODIC
2008 NFL Training Camp (In Rhythm) NFL Network / NFL.com / NFL Network
2009 Winter Classic NBC
ESPN Monday Night Football - Is it Monday Yet? (Alarm Clocks, Customers, Cubicles) ESPN / MJZ
NASCAR on FOX 2008 (Engine City) FOX / Buf
NBC Sunday Night Football - Kick-off Weekend ( Manning Brothers) NBC




Currently have 1 comments:

  1. corinne says:

    Way to go Shaun, 5 nominations!
    Mom

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