- SC Featured Leads with 10 Nominations, College Football with Seven, E:60 with Five
- Three Noms Each: Monday Night Football, Outside the Lines, ESPN Deportes & First-Ever Coverage of The Invictus Games
ESPN, Inc. once again led the industry in Sports Emmy Award nominations, earning 50 for 2016, announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Leading the way:
- SC Featured received 10 nominations (second only to 14 for the Summer Olympics on NBC), including many for various individual features and in the News Anthology category (along with E:60 and Outside the Lines)
- College football totaled seven nominations – three for the College Football Playoff National Championship (Live Special, Technical Team Remote and Trans-Media Coverage for the “Megacast” which won last year), Live Series, two for Kirk Herbstreit (Studio and Event Analyst) and College GameDay for Weekly Studio Show. CGG has won the category six times, including the last three years.
- E:60 garnered five nominations, two for Short Feature and two for Long Feature, in addition to Sports News Anthology.
- Monday Night Football earned three nominations – Live Series, Live Graphics and Live Coverage in Spanish.
- Outside the Lines was nominated twice in the Journalism category, in addition to News Anthology.
- ESPN Deportes received three nominations – Futbol Picante in Spanish Studio Show and Andres Agulla for Spanish Talent, in addition to the MNF nomination above.
- ESPN’s first-ever coverage of the Invictus Games received three nominations: Long Feature, Short Form Editing for the Opening Tease and in the Writing category.
Of note, ESPN’s “Storytelling Unit” – a group within production – contributed 19 of the nominations in 10 categories for SC Featured, E:60, Outside the Lines, College Gameday and Sport Science.
The winners will be announced Tuesday, May 9, in New York. ESPN has won 180 Sports Emmy Awards in 29 years of eligibility. ABC Sports won 160 from 1980 – 2008.
As previously announced, sportscasting legend Brent Musburger, who in January stepped aside from his longtime role with ABC and ESPN, will be honored with the Sports Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.
ESPN’s 50 nominations by category (all are ESPN, except as noted):
|Live Special||NBA Finals (ABC)|
|College Football Playoff National Championship|
|Live Series||College Football (ESPN/ABC)|
|Monday Night Football|
|Short Sports Documentary||SC Featured: Gift from the Groves|
|SC Featured: Run Hopi|
|Long Sports Documentary||30 for 30: The ’85 Bears|
|Keepers of the Game (ABC)|
|SC Featured: Pin Kings (ESPN2)|
|Serialized Sports Documentary||espnW Film Fellowship: Run Mama Run (espnw.com)|
|Studio Show Weekly||College GameDay (football)|
|Studio Show Daily||Pardon the Interruption|
|News Anthology||E:60 (ESPN2)|
|Outside the Lines|
|Sports Journalism||Outside the Lines: Hazing, The Hidden Horror
|Outside the Lines: After the Fall|
|Short Feature||E:60 – Minneflowta|
|E:60 – The Last Round: Muhammad Ali|
|SC Featured: Inky Johnson|
|Long Feature||Invictus Games (WatchESPN)|
|E:60 – Life as Matt (ESPN2)|
|E:60 – The Number (ESPN2)|
|SC Featured: The Chicken Runs at Midnight|
|SC Featured: The Meaning of Miyah|
|Open/Tease||Jimmy V Classic|
|Trans-Media Sports Coverage||College Football Playoff National Championship (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPNEWS/ESPN Deportes/ESPN3/SEC Network)|
|Digital Innovation||College GameDay / SC Featured: Jacob Jarvis, Why It Matters|
|Studio Analyst||Kirk Herbstreit|
|Event Analyst||Jay Bilas|
|Technical Team Remote||College Football Playoff National Championship|
|Camerawork||SC Featured: Arthur|
|Editing – Short Form||Grand Slam Tennis: Australian Open, US Open Features (ESPN/ESPN2)|
|Invictus Games: Opening Tease|
|SC Featured: Inky Johnson|
|Editing – Long Form||30 for 30: The ’85 Bears|
|Music Direction||Los Capitanes: Olympic Suite (ESPN Deportes)|
|Live Event Audio/Sound||100th Indianapolis 500|
|Live Graphic Design||UEFA Euro 2016|
|World Cup of Hockey (ESPN/ESPN2)|
|Post-Produced Graphic Design||Monday Night Football|
|Studio Design/Art Direction||Mike & Mike: Studio F (ESPN2)|
|UEFA Euro 2016|
|Technical Achievement||MLS on ESPN: Goal Post Cam (ESPN/ESPN2)|
|Live Sports Coverage in Spanish||Monday Night Football Desde Mexico: Houston vs. Oakland (ESPN Deportes)|
|Studio Show in Spanish||Futbol Picante (ESPN Deportes)|
|On-Air Personality in Spanish||Andres Agulla|