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38th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners for the 38th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards on Tuesday, May 8, at a ceremony in New York City.

FS1 led all cable and broadcast networks with nine Sports Emmys while sister broadcast network Fox finished runner-up with seven awards. HBO and NBC tied for third with five awards, while CBS, ESPN and MLB Network garnered four awards each.

NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics won the most Sports Emmys with four, followed by two awards each for Fox’s Super Bowl LI (New England Patriots-Altanta Falcons) and the Fox’s coverage of the seven-game 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, as well as HBO’s long-running magazine show “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel”.

Recently retired broadcaster Brent Musburger received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 38th annual Sports Emmy Awards winners include:

  • OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL – 112TH WORLD SERIES FOX CLEVELAND INDIANS VS. CHICAGO CUBS
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST- BOB COSTAS MLB NETWORK/NBC/NBCSN
  • OUTSTANDING LONG SPORTS DOCUMENTARY – UNCHAINED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS NETFLIX
  • OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW DAILY – PARDON THE INTERRUPTION ESPN
  • OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES – SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL NBC
  • OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE – GOLF CENTRAL GOLF CHANNEL DON’T CRY FOR ME – THE RYAN KORENGEL STORY
  • OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE – GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD NBC
  • OUTSTANDING SERIALIZED SPORTS DOCUMENTARY – ALL OR NOTHING: A SEASON WITH THE ARIZONA ARDINALS AMAZON [NFL FILMS]
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM – REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL HBO THE LORDS OF THE RINGS: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IOC
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST – BILL RAFTERY CBS/FS1/TBS/TNT/TRU
  • OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION – FOLLOW MY LEAD: THE STORY OF THE 2016 NBA FINALS OCULUS
  • OUTSTANDING SHORT SPORTS DOCUMENTARY – STATE OF PLAY HBO FIGHTING CHANCE [FILM 45]
  • THE DICK SCHAAP OUTSTANDING WRITING AWARD – HBO BOXING HBO MUHAMMAD ALI: ONLY ONE
  • OUTSTANDING LIVE GRAPHIC DESIGN – WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY ESPN/ESPN2
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY – DOC EMRICK NBC/NBCSN
  • OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND – LET’S BE FRANK RBTV – [RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE]
  • OUTSTANDING OPEN/TEASE – FOX NFL SUNDAY: SUPER BOWL LI FOX/FS1 THE GREATEST
  • OUTSTANDING TRANS-MEDIA SPORTS COVERAGE – GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS NEWS ANTHOLOGY – REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL HBO
  • OUTSTANDING ON-AIR TALENT IN SPANISH – ANDRES CANTOR TELEMUNDO/NBC UNIVERSO
  • OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW IN SPANISH – GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD TELEMUNDO/NBC UNIVERSO
  • OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE IN SPANISH – 2016 COPA AMERICA CENTENARIO UNIVISION/UNIVISION DEPORTES FINAL: CHILE VS. ARGENTINA
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO ANALYST CHARLES BARKLEY CBS/TBS/TNT/TRUTV
  • OUTSTANDING LONG FORM EDITING – CONFESSIONS OF A CUBS FAN: A CENTURY OF WAITING FS1
  • OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION – LOS CAPITANES ESPN DEPORTES OLYMPIC SUITE
  • OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED GRAPHIC DESIGN – MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ESPN
  • OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK – HARD KNOCKS HBO TRAINING CAMP WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS [NFL FILMS] and IMAGEQUEST OUTSIDE TELEVISION
  • OUTSTANDING PLAYOFF COVERAGE – NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF FOX GREEN BAY PACKERS VS. DALLAS COWBOYS
  • OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – LIMITED RUN – MLB ON FOX FOX/FS1/FOXSPORTS.COM THE POSTSEASON
  • OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS COVERAGE – SOUND FX NFL NETWORK SUPER BOWL 50 [NFL FILMS], and UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK FS1 DIAZ VS. MCGREGOR 2 [UFC]
  • OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO – MLB TONIGHT MLB NETWORK
  • OUTSTANDING SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE – 100,000 CAMERAS: THE DAYTONA 500 FS1
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS REPORTER – CRAIG SAGER CBS/TBS/TNT/TRUTV
  • OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT – DAYTONA 500 FOX/FS1/FS2 DAYTONA DAY
  • OUTSTANDING STUDIO DESIGN/ ART DIRECTION – GAMES OF THE XXXI OLYMPIAD NBC
  • OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM EDITING – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRESENTS… CBS/NFL NETWORK
  • OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE – E: 60 ESPN2 LIFE AS MATT
  • OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY – COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN FOOTBALL
  • OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO/SOUND – MLB ON FOX FOX/FS1/MLB NETWORK
  • OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION – FOX NFL SUNDAY: SUPER BOWL LI FOX/FS1 THE GREATEST
  • THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – MLB NETWORK SHOWCASE 4K/HD DUALCAST
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