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37th Annual Sports Emmy Nominations Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 37th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards on Thursday, March 31.

ESPN led all networks in nominations with 40, followed by FS1 with 27. CBS received 21, Fox and NBC with 19 each, TNT 14, HBO 13 and ESPN2 11.

ESPN’s newsmagazine “E: 60” led the pack having earned eight nominations. FS1’s now-defunct “Fox Sports Live” and the CBS broadcast of “Super Bowl 50” each tied for the second-most amount of nominations with 7 each.

Verne Lundquist, longtime legendary announcer for CBS Sports, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The 37th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in New York City.

Categories and Nominations

Outstanding Live Sports Special

147th Belmont Stakes NBC

2015 NBA All Star Saturday Night TNT

Super Bowl 50 CBS

The 111th World Series: New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals
FOX

The Masters CBS

Outstanding Live Sports Series
 

ESPN College Football ESPN/ABC

NASCAR on FOX FOX/FS1

NFL on FOX FOX

Sunday Night Football NBC

Thursday Night Football CBS/NFL Network

Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage
 

All Access: Mayweather vs. Berto: Epilogue
Showtime

Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Epilogue
Showtime

NFL Turning Point: Super Bowl 50 [NFL Films]
NBCSN

Spartan Race
NBC/NBCSN

UFC Fight Flashback: Mendes vs. McGregor [UFC]
FS2
 

Outstanding Playoff Coverage
 

AFC Playoffs: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals; New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos
CBS

American League Championship Series: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals
FS1

American League Division Series: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays
FS1

NFC Championship: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers
FOX

NFC Divisional Playoff: Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals
NBC
 

Outstanding Short Sports Documentary
 

30 for 30 Shorts “Brave in the Attempt” [ESPN Films]
ESPN

30 for 30 Shorts “First Pitch” [ESPN Films]
ESPN

30 for 30 Shorts “Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball” [ESPN Films]
ESPN

“Never Say Die: Jason Day”
YouTube

SC Featured “No Excuses”
ESPN

Outstanding Long Sports Documentary
 

30 for 30 “Four Falls Of Buffalo” [ESPN Films/NFL Films]
ESPN

30 for 30 “I Hate Christian Laettner” [ESPN Films]
ESPN

30 for 30 “Of Miracles and Men” [ESPN Films/Hock Films Productions/Maggievision]
ESPN

Back on Board: Greg Louganis HBO

Happy Valley [Asylum Entertainment/Passion Pictures]
A&E

Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary
 

A Football Life [NFL Films]
NFL Network

All Access “Mayweather vs. Berto”
Showtime

EPIX Presents: Road to the NHL Winter Classic [Ross Greenburg Productions]
EPIX

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans [NFL Films]
HBO

Jeremy Jones’ Higher [Teton Gravity Research]
Outside Television

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly
 

“College GameDay” (Football), ESPN

“Football Night In America”, NBC

“Fox NFL Sunday”, Fox

“Garbage Time with Katie Nolan”, FS1/FOXSports.com

“Inside the NBA on TNT”, TNT

Outstanding Studio Show – Daily
 


 
“Inside The NBA on TNT: Playoffs”, TNT

“MLB on FOX Pregame Show”, FOX/FS1

“MLB Tonight”, MLB Network

“Road to the Final Four”, tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV

“Pardon the Interruption”, ESPN [Rydholm Projects]

“World Cup Tonight”, FS1

Outstanding Sports News Anthology
 


 
“E: 60”, ESPN2

“NFL Films Presents”, FOX Sports 1

“Outside the Lines”, ESPN/ESPN2

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”, HBO

“SC Featured”, ESPN

Outstanding Sports Journalism
 

“60 Minutes Sports” Gold Medal Factory, Showtime [CBS News]

“E: 60” Sepp Blatter’s FIFA, ESPN2

“E: 60” The Turf War, ESPN2

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” The Killing Fields: Hunting the Elephant into Extinction, HBO

“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” Uncaged: Domestic Violence in MMA, HBO

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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