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NATAS Announces the Nominees for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards

Press release from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences:

New York, NY -- March 20, 2013: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards.

More than 170 nominees were announced in 34 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 the prestigious Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center located in the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 in New York City.

“What a world we live in,” said Malachy Wienges, Chair, NATAS. "The Olympics, NASCAR, the Super Bowl, the Final Four, the World Series, The Stanley Cup, The NBA, the US Open, the Masters…it just goes on and on! This is another outstanding year for the sports community and for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The entries received in this year’s Sports Emmy Awards illustrate the high-water mark of quality each of us gets to enjoy every time we turn on our favorite program. With so much talent vying for the prestigious Emmy Award and with many of the today’s leading sports broadcasters, personalities, and television professionals in attendance, it promises to be an exciting evening.”

The networks of NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, & Telemundo) lead the nomination totals with 58, ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN3D, ESPNU & ESPNews), garnered 43, and Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV, NCAA.com & truTV) garnered 27. 

A complete list of all nominees appears below and is also available at www.emmyonline.tv/sports

The 34th Annual Emmy Awards for Sports

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

The 96th Indianapolis 500, ABC

The 108th World Series, FOX

The Army Navy Game, CBS

The Masters, CBS

Super Bowl XLVI, NBC

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SERIES


ESPN Monday Night Football, ESPN

NASCAR on FOX, FOX / SPEED

NBA on TNT, TNT

NFL on FOX, FOX

Sunday Night Football, NBC

Outstanding LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND


Down the Stretch, Golf Channel: The Honda Classic [PGA Tour Entertainment]

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC

Inside the Headsets, SPEED: 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All Star Race [NASCAR Media Group]

Monster Energy SuperCross, CBS: Salt Lake City [Feld Motor Sports]

USA Pro Challenge, NBC: The Race of Truth [Blink Productions]

Outstanding PLAYOFF COVERAGE


National League Championship Series, FOX: Cardinals vs. Giants

NBA Playoffs, TNT

NFC Divisional Playoff, FOX: 49ers vs. Saints

NFL Wild Card Saturday, NBC: Bengals vs. Texans; Lions vs. Saints

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, CBS / tbs / TNT / truTV

Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL


Michael Waltrip Racing All Access, SPEED: Inside Michael Waltrip Racing: A Championship Quest [NASCAR Media Group]

One Heartbeat, CBS Sports Network [CBS Sports]

Outside the Lines, ESPN: Believe

Still Standing: The Earl Campbell Story, NBC Sports Network [NFL Films]

Tecmo Super Bowl, NFL Network [NFL Films]

Outstanding SPORTS DOCUMENTARY


26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story, ESPN2

Dream Team, NBA TV [NBA Entertainment]

Klitschko, HBO [Broadview Pictures]

Namath, HBO

The Announcement, ESPN

Outstanding EDITED SPORTS SERIES / Anthology


30 for 30, ESPN

A Football Life, NFL Network [NFL Films]

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO [NFL Films]

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO

The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins, Showtime [MLB Productions]


Outstanding STUDIO SHOW WEEKLY


College Gameday, ESPN

Football Night in America, NBC

Inside the NBA, TNT

Inside the NFL, Showtime [CBS Sports / NFL Films]


Outstanding STUDIO SHOW DAILY


Inside the NBA, TNT

MLB Tonight, MLB Network

NFL Live, ESPN2

NFL Total Access, NFL Network

Pardon the Interruption, ESPN [Rydholm Projects]


Outstanding SPORTS JOURNALISM


E: 60, ESPN2: Beitar Jerusalem

E: 60, ESPN2: Busted Coverage

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO: Hockey’s Darkest Day

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO: Your Brain on Football

Outstanding SHORT FEATURE


College Gameday, ESPN: Fist Bump: A Brotherly Bond

E: 60, ESPN2: Perfect

Inside the NFL, Showtime: One Last Wish: The Danny Webber Story

MLB on FOX, FOX: Negro Leagues

NFL Films Presents, NFL Network: Slackliner [NFL Films]

NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Network: Immaculate Remembrance

SportsCenter, ESPN: Kick of Hope

SportsCenter, ESPN: Run With Me

Outstanding LONG FEATURE


E: 60, ESPN2: Mike Powell: In Relentless Pursuit

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Olga Korbut

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO: Chancellor Lee Adams: The Fighter

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO: Steve Gleason: Tragic Hero

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO: Two of a Kind


Outstanding OPEN / TEASE


Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Measure & Motion

MLB Network Division Series, MLB Network: The Scrapbook

NBA on TNT, TNT: All Star Game Tease

NBA on TNT, TNT: Brooklyn Nets/New York Knicks Spike Lee Tease

NCAA March Madness, truTV: Brackets Everywhere [CBS Sports/ Turner Sports]

Red Bull Signature Series, NBC: Show Open [Red Bull Media House]

Sunday Night Football, NBC: Opening Tease

Outstanding NEW APPROACHES SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE


Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBCOlympics.com: Live from London

March Madness Live, NCAA.com

NFL RedZone, NFL Network

Red Bull Stratos: Space Jump, YouTube [Red Bull Media House]

Super Bowl XLVI Extra, NBCSports.com


Outstanding NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING


ESPNU Unite, ESPNU

Everything to Prove, NFL.com [NFL Films]

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBCOlympics.com: Countdown to London

Royce White Battles Anxiety on Draft Day, grantland.com

The Arnold Palmer, grantland.com

The NFL Season: A Biography, NFL Media

Outstanding NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING SHORT FORMAT


ESPNU Unite Social Highlight, ESPNU

Story Time with Jalen Rose, grantland.com: Jalen Rose Steals Patrick Ewing's TV

Numbers Never Lie Whiteboard, ESPN2

Speaking Out, NFL Media

Sport Science, ESPN [Base Productions]

Outstanding Sports Personality STUDIO HOST


James Brown CBS / Showtime

Bob Costas NBC / NBC Sports Network

Rich Eisen NFL Network

Ernie Johnson TNT / NBA TV

Dan Patrick NBC / NBC Sports Network / DirecTV

Outstanding Sports Personality PLAY BY PLAY

Mike Breen ABC

Mike Emrick NBC / NBC Sports Network

Al Michaels NBC

Jim Nantz CBS


Outstanding Sports Personality STUDIO ANALYST


Charles Barkley TNT / NBA TV

Tony Dungy NBC

Boomer Esiason CBS

Harold Reynolds MLB Network

Bill Ripken MLB Network

Kurt Warner NFL Network

Outstanding Sports Personality SPORTS EVENT ANALYST


Ato Boldon NBC

Cris Collinsworth NBC

Jon Gruden ESPN

Jim Kaat MLB Network

Mike Mayock NFL Network / NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality SPORTS REPORTER


Andrea Joyce, NBC / NBC Sports Network

Pierre McGuire, NBC / NBC Sports Network

Lisa Salters, ESPN

Michele Tafoya, NBC

Tom Verducci, MLB Network / TBS

Outstanding TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE


America's Cup World Series, NBC [America's Cup Event Authority]

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC

MLB on FOX, FOX

The Masters, ESPN3D/CBS

Winter X Games 2012, ESPN3D


Outstanding TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO


Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC / Bravo / MSNBC / NBC Sports Network / Telemundo

MLB Tonight, MLB Network

UEFA Euro 2012, ESPN

Outstanding CAMERA WORK


24/7, HBO: Pacquiao Marquez 4

E: 60, ESPN2: Remember Bluffton

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Measure & Motion

Ironman World Championship, NBC [Ironman Productions]

NFL Films Presents, NFL Network [NFL Films]

Outside the Lines, ESPN: Breaking the Silence

Outstanding EDITING


24/7, HBO: Pacquiao Marquez 4

Being: Liverpool, FOX / FOX Soccer Channel

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Profiles of the London Games

Grand Slam Tennis, ESPN2: Australian Open, Wimbledon & US Open

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO [NFL Films]

NBA on TNT, TNT

Outside the Lines, ESPN: Breaking the Silence


The Dick Schaap WRITING AWARD


24/7, HBO: Pacquiao Marquez 4

30 for 30, ESPN: Ghosts of Ole Miss

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Measure & Motion

NFL Films Presents, NFL Network: Like a Rose [NFL Films]

Open Championship, ESPN: Old

The Open Championship, ESPN: Essays

Outstanding MUSIC COMPOSITION / DIRECTION / LYRICS


Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO [NFL Films]

Namath, HBO [NFL Films]

Road to the Super Bowl, NFL Network [NFL Films]

Outstanding Live Event AUDIO / SOUND


MLB Network Spring Training Game, MLB Network: Indians vs. Diamondbacks All Audio

MLB on FOX, FOX

NASCAR on FOX, FOX


Outstanding Post Produced AUDIO / SOUND


24/7, HBO: Pacquiao Marquez 4

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Measure & Motion

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO [NFL Films]

NBA on TNT, TNT

Outstanding GRAPHIC DESIGN


Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC / NBC Sports Network

MLB Network Division Series, MLB Network: The Scrapbook

Sport Science, ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNews [Base Productions]

Sunday Night Football, NBC

UEFA Euro 2012, ESPN

Outstanding PRODUCTION DESIGN / ART DIRECTION


MLB Postseason on TBS, TBS: Studio ORAD

NCAA March Madness, truTV: Brackets Everywhere

Outside the Lines, ESPN: Defiance: The Story of FC Start

Sunday Night Football, NBC: Open


The George Wensel TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD


Games of the XXX Olympiad: The Multi Screen Olympics; NBC / Bravo / CNBC / MSNBC / NBC Sports Network / NBCOlympics.com / Telemundo

Games of the XXX Olympiad / NBC Golf Tour, NBC: 360 Cam

MLB on FOX, FOX: Phantom Camera

NASCAR on FOX, FOX: 3D Cutaway Car

NFL on FOX, FOX: Super Zoom

Outstanding SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT INSTITUTIONAL


It's Not Crazy, It's Sports, ESPN: Shake On It, The Name, Born Into It [Wieden & Kennedy]

MLB Postseason on TBS, TBS: Bruce Springsteen Land of Dreams

NBA on TNT: John Turturro 'Claude X: Street Artist,' TNT: Intro, Prolific, Struggle

NCAA March Madness, TBS, CBS, TNT, truTV: Brackets Everywhere

Nothing Beats First Place, ESPN: Worse, Painful, Scary [Wieden & Kennedy]

The Voice of Golf, CBS: Confessions, Navigation, Costumes [Concentrate Films]

Outstanding SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT EPISODIC


A Football Life, NFL Network: Life Story [NFL Films]

Feherty Live from Ryder Cup, Golf Channel: Pro America, Pro Europe, Split Decision [NBC Sports Agency]

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC: Britain Just Got Great

The Dream Team, NBA TV: Trailer [NBA Entertainment]

The Triple Crown, NBC: Trailer

34th Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations by Network Group

Network or Network Group Nominations

NBC Sports Group (NBC, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, nbcolympics.com, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, nbcsports.com, Telemundo) 58

ESPN (ESPN, ESPN 2, grantland.com, ABC, ESPN 3D, ESPNU, ESPNews) 43

Turner Sports (TNT, TBS, NBA TV, truTV, NCAA.com) 27

FOX Sports Media Group (FOX, SPEED, FOX Soccer Channel) 17

HBO Sports 17

NFL Network (NFL Network, NFL Media, NFL.com) 16

CBS (CBS, Showtime, CBS Sports Network) 15

MLB Network 9

DIRECTV 1

YouTube 1

34th Annual Sports Emmy Award Nominations by Network

NBC 36
ESPN 23
HBO Sports 17
FOX 13
NFL Network 13
TNT 13
CBS 10
ESPN2 10
MLB Network 9
NBC Sports Network 9
TBS 5
NBA TV 4
Showtime 4
truTV 4
grantland.com 3
NBCOlympics.com 3
Speed 3
ABC 2
Bravo 2
ESPN3D 2
ESPNU 2
Golf Channel 2
MSNBC 2
NFL Media 2
Telemundo 2
CBS Sports Network 1
CNBC 1
DIRECTV 1
ESPNews 1
FOX Soccer Channel 1
nbcsports.com 1
NCAA.com 1
NFL.com 1
YouTube 1

BREAKDOWN OF MULTIPLE PROGRAM / SERIES NOMINATIONS

Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC / Bravo / CNBC / MSNBC / NBC SportsNetwork / NBCOlympics.com/ Telemundo 14

NBA on TNT, TNT 6

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO  6

E: 60, ESPN2 5

24/7, HBO 4

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO 4

MLB on FOX, FOX 4

Outside the Lines, ESPN 4

Sunday Night Football, NBC 4

NASCAR on FOX, FOX 3

NFL Films Presents, NFL Network 3

30 for 30, ESPN 2

A Football Life, NFL Network 2

College Gameday, ESPN 2

The Dream Team, NBA TV 2

Inside the NBA, TNT 2

Inside the NFL, Showtime 2

MLB Network Division Series, MLB Network 2

MLB Tonight, MLB Network 2

Namath, HBO 2

NCAA March Madness, TBS 2

NFL on FOX, FOX 2

SportsCenter, ESPN 2

Sport Science, ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPNews 2

UEFA Euro 2012, ESPN 2