The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, which will be presented Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in a ceremony at New York’s Lincoln Center. Among the highlights, Ted Turner will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
ESPN leads the way among networks with 30 nominations, followed by Fox with 18, HBO Sports with 15, NBC and NBC Sports Network with 14 apiece, MLB Network with 13, CBS with 11 and NFL Network with 10.
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.
Said Malachy Wienges, NATAS chair: “The world of sports television grows bigger each year. 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.”