The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces the Nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Mar 26, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Full press release from NATAS, Wednesday, March 26, 2014:

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.

More than 180 nominees were announced in 39 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 6th, 2014 in New York City.

“The world of sports television grows bigger each year,” said Malachy
Wienges, Chair, NATAS. "We have had over 900 submissions coming from
the sports community demonstrating that this is another outstanding year
for sports and for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
With so much outstanding talent vying for the prestigious Emmy® Award
and with our Lifetime Achievement Award going to Ted Turner, an icon in
broadcast television, this year’s ceremony promises to be an exciting
evening for the entire industry.”

“The 35th Sports Emmy® Awards features some exciting new categories,”
said Steve Ulrich, Executive Director of the Sports Emmy® Awards,
“including the first-ever awards for sports personalities and programming in
Spanish. It’s been a great year in sports, and we look forward to recognizing
the very best on May 6th.”

ChyronHego is an official sponsor of the 35th 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 programs for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards. Accounting
services for the competition are provided by the firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

Nominations by Category

Outstanding Live Sports Special
2013 NBA Finals ABC / ESPN
Heat vs. Spurs
The Championships, Wimbledon ABC/ESPN
The 55th Annual Daytona 500 FOX
The 109th World Series FOX
Red Sox vs. Tigers
The 34th America’s Cup NBCSN
*
Outstanding Live Sports Series
ESPN College Football ABC / ESPN
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
HBO Boxing HBO
SEC on CBS CBS
Sunday Night Football NBC
*
Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage
2013 Ironman World Championship NBC
[Texas Crew Productions]
All Access Showtime
Mayweather vs. Canelo Epilogue
Keep Climbing: The 2013 Elite 11 ESPNU
[First Row Films]
NFL Turning Point NBCSN
[NFL Films]
Sound FX NFL Network
Super Bowl XLVII [NFL Films]

Outstanding Playoff Coverage
American League Championship Series FOX
Red Sox vs. Tigers
MLB Postseason on tbs tbs
NBA Playoffs on TNT TNT
NFC Championship FOX
Falcons vs. 49ers
NFC Wild Card FOX
Seahawks vs. Redskins
*
Outstanding Sports Documentary
First: The Official Film of the London Olympic Games NBC
LT: The Life and Times Showtime
[CBS Sports/NFL Films]
The Doctor NBA TV
UFC Presents Ronda Rousey: Breaking Ground FS1
[A. Smith & Co.]
*
Outstanding Sports Documentary Series
24/7 HBO
Red Wings ‐ Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic
30 for 30 ESPN
A Football Life NFL Network
[NFL Films]
Casualties of the Gridiron CasualtiesoftheGridiron.com
[Conde Nast Entertainment]
The Journey Big Ten Network
Big Ten Basketball 2013
MLS Insider NBCSN
Nine for IX ESPN

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly
College Gameday ESPN
Football
FOX NFL Sunday FOX
Inside the NBA on TNT TNT
Monday Night Countdown ESPN
NFL GameDay Morning NFL Network
*
Outstanding Studio Show – Daily
Inside The NBA on TNT: Playoffs TNT
MLB Tonight MLB Network
Olbermann ESPN2
Pardon the Interruption ESPN
[Rydholm Projects]
SportsCenter ESPN
*
Outstanding Sports News Anthology
60 Minutes Sports Showtime
[CBS News]
E: 60 ESPN2
NFL Films Presents NFL Network
[NFL Films]
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO
*
Outstanding Sports Journalism
60 Minutes Sports Showtime
The Fall of Lance Armstrong [CBS News]
E: 60 ESPN2
Children of the Ring
In Play with Jimmy Roberts Golf Channel
Valentino Dixon
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel HBO
Putin’s Olympics: Cronyism and Corruption in Russia
*
Outstanding Short Feature
E: 60 ESPN2
Shear Will
Ironman World Championship NBC
Peace, Love, Grace [Texas Crew Productions]
SportsCenter ESPN
Richie Parker: Drive
Sunday NFL Countdown ESPN
O.J. Brigance: Heart of the Ravens
The Super Bowl Today CBS
Chuck Pagano: A Season of Family
*
Outstanding Long Feature
30 for 30 Shorts grantland.com
The Irrelevant Giant [ESPN Films]
30 for 30 Shorts grantland.com
Cutthroat [ESPN Films]
60 Minutes Sports Showtime
Great Falls [CBS News]
SportsCenter ESPN
The Lady Jags: Losing to Win
SportsCenter ESPN
Carry On
*
Outstanding Open/Tease
2013 Open Championship ESPN
Fish on Tartan
24/7 HBO
Red Wings ‐ Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic
MLB Network Divisional Playoffs MLB Network
A Field of Dreamers
Super Bowl XLVII CBS
We Will Rock You Remix
*
Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage
2013 NCAA March Madness Live NCAA.com
[Turner Sports]
The 34th America’s Cup America’s Cup Event Authority
Official App
NFL Sunday Ticket Experience on DIRECTV DIRECTV
Mobile/Web Applications
The PGA TOUR Experience on DIRECTV DIRECTV
[PGA TOUR Entertainment]
*
Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming
Behind the Mask Hulu
[Occupant Entertainment]
FOX Sports Live FS1
Social Highlight
Nine for IX espnw.com
Coach [ESPN Films]
Sports Illustrated SI.com
A Boy Helps a Town Heal
Together We Make Football togetherwemakefootball.com
The Contest [NFL Films]
Underdogs SI.com
*
Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming Short Format
CollegeInsider.com All‐Access collegeinsider.com
Anatomy of a Game Winner ‐ The 2013 CIT Final [312 Media]
JFK: The Untold NFL History of That Day in Dallas NFL.com
[NFL Digital Media]
NFL Films Drawn NFL.com
Between Takes with Wynton Marsalis [NFL Films]
NFL UP! NFL.com
[NFL Digital Media]
Numbers Never Lie Whiteboard ESPN2
LeBron James Can Surpass Michael Jordan
*
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host
James Brown CBS/Showtime
Bob Costas NBC
David Feherty Golf Channel
Greg Gumbel CBS
Dan Patrick NBC/NBCSN/DIRECTV
*
Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play
Marv Albert TNT/tbs/TruTV/CBS
Mike Breen ABC/ESPN
Joe Buck FOX
Bob Costas MLB Network
Mike Emrick NBC/NBCSN
*
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst
Cris Collinsworth Showtime
Al Leiter MLB Network
Rick Neuheisel PAC‐12 Network
Harold Reynolds MLB Network/FOX
Michael Strahan FOX
Tom Verducci tbs/MLB Network

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst
Cris Collinsworth NBC
Gary Danielson CBS
Kirk Herbstreit ESPN
Tim McCarver FOX
*
Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter
Pierre McGuire NBC/NBCSN
Ken Rosenthal FOX
Lisa Salters ESPN
Michele Tafoya NBC
Tom Verducci MLB Network
*
Outstanding Technical Team Remote
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
Golf Channel on NBC NBC/Golf Channel
MLB on FOX FOX
NASCAR on FOX FOX
The 34th America’s Cup NBCSN
*
Outstan
ding Technical Team Studio
College Gameday ESPN
MLB Tonight MLB Network
Road to the Final Four CBS/TNT/tbs/TruTV
The Premier League NBCSN

Outstanding Camera Work
24/7 HBO
Red Wings ‐ Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic
E: 60 ESPN2
Children of the Ring
FOX Sports Live FS1
West, TX
NFL Films Presents NFL Network
[NFL Films]
Tour de France NBCSN
*
Outstanding Editing
2013 PGA Tour Golf Channel
Teases
24/7 HBO
Pacquiao‐Rios
Hard Knocks HBO
Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals [NFL Films]
Legendary Nights HBO
The Tale of Gatti‐Ward
NBA on TNT TNT
Teases
*
The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award
24/7 HBO
Red Wings ‐ Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic
E: 60 ESPN2
The Ballad of Bushwacker
ESPN Grand Slam Tennis ABC / ESPN
Wimbledon & US Open
Football Night In America NBC
Redskins Name Commentary
NFL Films Presents NFL Network
Yours Truly, Dr. Z [NFL Films]
*
Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics
Against The Tide Showtime
[Ross Greenburg Productions]
College Football on CBS CBS
The Army‐Navy Game
Hard Knocks HBO
Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals [NFL Films]
Nine for IX ESPN
The Diplomat [Cherry Sky Films]
Road To The Super Bowl NFL Network
[NFL Films]
*
Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound
MLB on FOX FOX
NASCAR on ESPN ABC / ESPN
NASCAR on FOX FOX
The 34th America’s Cup NBCSN
*
Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound
24/7 HBO
Red Wings ‐ Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic
ESPN Sport Science ESPN
[BASE Productions]
Hard Knocks HBO
Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals [NFL Films]
Sound FX NFL Network
Super Bowl XLVII [NFL Films]
*
Outstanding Live Event Graphic Design
ESPN Monday Night Football ESPN
Intentional Talk MLB Network
NBA on TNT TNT
NBA All‐Star Weekend
NBA on TNT TNT
X Games ESPN
*
Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design
2013 Heisman Trophy Presentation ESPN
E: 60 ESPN2
ESPN Sport Science ESPN
[BASE Productions]
MLB Tonight MLB Network
The NFL Today CBS
*
Outstanding Studio Design/Art Direction
MLB Postseason on tbs tbs
NBA Playoffs on TNT TNT
Super Bowl XLVII CBS/CBS Sports Network
*
Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction
NASCAR on FOX FOX
Hangar Shoot
NFL Draft ESPN
Sunday Night Football NBC
The Division Series On MLB Network MLB Network
A Field of Dreamers

The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award
NASCAR on FOX and SPEED FOX/SPEED
NASCAR ‐ Gyrocam
Pac‐12 Networks PAC‐12 Network
Multicam MI/O
The 34th America’s Cup NBCSN
AC LIVELINE ‐ "WINGWASH"
The Division Series On MLB Network MLB Network
A Field of Dreamers
The Premier League NBCSN
Goal Line Technology
*
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Institutional
Formula 1 NBC/NBCSN
Rockstar/Shaken and Stirred vs. Drivers/Austin
HBO Boxing HBO
Fall Boxing Image
MLB Network Prime Time Line Up MLB Network
Here’s To Us
NBA Playoffs ESPN
will.i.am Playoff Promo
NFL Draft NFL Network
Leon Sandcastle [Grey, NY]
*
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic
24/7 HBO
Red Wings ‐ Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic
A Football Life NFL Network
Life Story [NFL Films]
NASCAR on FOX FOX/FOX SOCCER/FUEL
NASCAR DOG FIGHT
NHL on NBCSN NBCSN
Wednesday Night Rivalry
*
Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish
Futbol Estelar Telemundo
La Gran Final: Leon vs. America
Futbol Estelar Telemundo
Super Clasico: Guadalajara vs. America
Liga MX Clausura 2013 season UNIVISION
Final ‐ 2nd Leg America vs Cruz Azul
Rumbo Al Mundial Telemundo
Costa Rica vs. Mexico
*
Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish
Futbol Picante ESPN Deportes
Lakers en Vivo Time Warner Cable Deportes
Nacion ESPN Deportes
SportsCenter ESPN Deportes
Titulares Telemundo Telemundo
*
Outstanding On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish
Lindsay Casinelli UNIVISION
Andres Cantor Telemundo
Jose Ramon Fernandez ESPN Deportes
Ivan Kasanzew UNIVISION
Sammy Sadovnik Telemundo

Nominations by Network/Website

ESPN 30
FOX 18
HBO Sports 15
NBC 14
NBCSN 14
MLB Network 13
CBS 11
NFL Network 10
TNT 9
ESPN2 8
Showtime 8
ABC 6
Telemundo 6
TBS 5
ESPN Deportes 4
Golf Channel 4
DIRECTV 3
FS1 3
NFL.com 3
Univision 3
grantland.com 2
Pac-12 2
SI.com 2
truTV 2
America’s Cup Event Authority 1
Big 10 Network 1
Casualties of the Gridiron,com 1
CBS Sports Network 1
collegeinsider.com 1
ESPNU 1
espnw.com 1
FOX Soccer Channel 1
FUEL 1
Hulu 1
NBA TV 1
NCAA.com 1
Speed 1
Time Warner Cable Deportes 1
togetherwemakefootball.com 1

Nominations by Program

24/7 7 HBO
E: 60 6 ESPN2
NASCAR on FOX 5 FOX/FOX SOCCER/FUEL/SPEED
NBA on TNT / NBA Playoffs on TNT 5 TNT
The 34th America’s Cup 5 NBCSN & The America’s Cup Event
Authority
SportsCenter 4 ESPN
30 for 30/30 for 30 Shorts 3 ESPN/grantland.com
60 Minutes Sports 3 Showtime
ESPN Monday Night Football 3 ESPN
Hard Knocks 3 HBO
MLB Tonight 3 MLB Network
NFL Films Presents 3 NFL Network
Nine for IX 3 ESPN/espnw.com
2013 Ironman World Championship 2 NBC
A Football Life 2 NFL Network
College Gameday 2 ESPN
The Division Series on MLB Network 2 MLB Network
ESPN Sport Science 2 ESPN
FOX Sports Live 2 FS1
Futbol Estelar 2 Telemundo
HBO Boxing 2 HBO
Inside the NBA on TNT/Inside the NBA on TNT: Playoffs 2 TNT
MLB on FOX 2 FOX
MLB Postseason on TBS 2 tbs
The Premier League 2 NBCSN
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 2 HBO
Sound FX 2 NFL Network
Sunday Night Football 2 NBC
Super Bowl XLVII 2 CBS/CBS Sports Network

Nominations by Network Group

ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN Deportes, grantland.com, ESPNU, espnw.com) 46
NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBCSN, Telemundo, Golf Channel) 33
FOX Sports Media Group (FOX, FS1, Big 10 Network, FOX Soccer Channel, FUEL, SPEED) 22
CBS (CBS, Showtime, CBS Sports Network) 18
HBO Sports 15
NFL Media (NFL Network, NFL.com, togetherwemakefootball.com) 14
Turner Sports (TNT, tbs, truTV, NBA TV, NCAA.com) 14
MLB Network 13
DIRECTV 3
Univision 3
Pac‐12 2
SI.com 2
America’s Cup Event Authority 1
Casualties of the Gridiron 1
collegeinsider.com 1
Hulu 1
Time Warner Cable Desportes 1

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