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ESPN Leads Pack in Sports Emmy Nominations

Mar 29, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ESPN finished far out in front in the race for Sports Emmy nominations announced Wednesday morning, snagging 26 opportunities to take home gold statues at the National Academy of Arts & Sciences’ 27th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.

ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and ESPN2’s “Timeless” received five nominations each to tie as most-nominated programs, followed by HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” with four.

“Monday Night Football” earned three nominations for its final season on ABC.

HBO received 17 nominations and Fox Sports earned 16 nominations. Rounding out the double-digit nominees were ABC Sports with 14, ESPN2 (12) and CBS Sports (11).

The other networks nominated included TNT with nine, NBC with seven, ESPN Classic with four, and ESPN.com and Fox Sports Net with three each. Picking up two nominations each were Discovery Channel, NFL Network and Speed Channel. MLB.com, OLN and USA each earned one nomination.

In a first, NATAS will present an Emmy for content on nontraditional delivery platforms such as the Internet, cellphones, iPods and other devices.

The awards will be given out Monday, May 1, at Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center in New York. A complete list of nominations is available at Emmyonline.tv.