ESPN won six Sports Emmy Awards, presented for the 33rd year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences tonight in New York. The honorees represent a wide range of disciplines, including enterprise reporting and technical excellence.
In addition, as previously announced, Jack Whitaker, who covered all of sports’ biggest events during his remarkable long career with CBS and ABC, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to view the video shown at the ceremony: Jack Whitaker Lifetime Achievement.
ESPN won four Sports Emmys for its excellence in journalism. The network’s acclaimed investigative series Outside the Lines won three Sports Emmys across three categories – Long Feature: The Man Behind the Red Bandana; Short Feature: Time Out of Mind; Editing: Joplin, City of Hope. Additionally, the prime-time news magazine show, E:60, was cited in the Short Feature category for “Together.” This is the 11th consecutive year ESPN has received a Sports Emmy in at least one of the two categories for Features.
ESPN also thrived in technical categories. ESPN 3D won its first Sports Emmy for its presentation of the Winter X Games in the Technical Team Remote category. In addition, Sport Science received the Sports Emmy for Graphic Design for the second consecutive year.
ESPN has now won 148 Sports Emmy Awards in 25 years of eligibility.
ESPN’s Sports Emmy Awards:
(all are ESPN, except as noted)
|Edited Special||Outside the Lines – Joplin, City of Hope|
|Graphic Design||Sport Science|
|Long Feature||Outside the Lines – The Man Behind the Red Bandana|
|Short Feature||E:60 – Together (ESPN2)|
|Short Feature||Outside the Lines – Time Out of Mind|
|Technical Team Remote||Winter X Games (ESPN 3D)|