The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences today announced the nominees for the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.
ESPN leads the way with 37 nominations, just ahead of NBC with 33. Other networks among the leaders are MLB Network with 16 nods, ESPN2 with 15, Fox with 14, Fox Sports 1 with 13 and HBO and TNT, each with 12.
ABC and TBS received 10 nominations apiece, with CBS and Showtime each receiving nine.
NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympic Games topped the list of individual programs with 15 nominations. Receiving seven apiece were ESPN2’s “E: 60,” ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and Fox Sports 1 and FoxSports.com’s “Fox Sports Live.”
Said NATAS President Bob Mauro: “The quality of sports television continues to shine as the coverage available to the consumer in multiple formats grows exponentially. With ESPN’s George Bodenheimer as our well-deserved lifetime achievement honoree and almost 200 nominees vying for the prestigious Emmy Award, this year’s gala promises to be an exciting night for NATAS and the world of sports telecasting.”
The awards will be presented May 5 in a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York.
Please click here for a press release with the full list of nominees.