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39th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 39th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in New York City.

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  • The big winner of the night went to the “Teasing John Malkovich” segment that opened the AFC Championship Game from Jan. 2018 on CBS. It took home four Sports Emmys including Outstanding Open/Tease.

    Also for CBS, its telecast of the 118th Army-Navy game won three Sports Emmys, especially for Outstanding Live Sports Special.

    The networks of ESPN earned ten awards, including “College GameDay” for Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly and Kirk Herbstreit for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.

    Sports television executive and talent agent Barry Frank received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    To watch this ceremony, please access the following video:

    Categories and Nominations

    OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL
    The 118th Army-Navy Game
    CBS

    OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES
    Sunday Night Football
    NBC

    OUTSTANDING PLAYOFF COVERAGE
    NFC Divisional Playoff: New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings
    FOX

    OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE
    Ironman World Championship
    NBC
    [Texas Crew Productions]

    OUTSTANDING SHORT SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
    SC Featured: A Mountain to Climb
    ESPNews

    OUTSTANDING LONG SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
    Disgraced
    Showtime
    [Bat Bridge Entertainment]

    OUTSTANDING SERIALIZED SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
    Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    HBO
    [NFL Films]

    OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY
    College GameDay (ESPN)

    OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – DAILY
    MLB Tonight (MLB Network)

    OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – LIMITED RUN
    MLB on FOX: The Postseason (FOX/ FS1)

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS NEWS ANTHOLOGY
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM
    E: 60: The Dictator’s Team (ESPN2)

    OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE
    College GameDay (WatchESPN)
    Melvin Keihn

    OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE
    E: 60 (ESPN2)
    Fight On

    OUTSTANDING OPEN/TEASE
    AFC Championship (CBS)
    Teasing John Malkovich

    OUTSTANDING TRANS-MEDIA SPORTS COVERAGE
    2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament NCAA.com
    NCAA March Madness Live

    OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION
    Capturing Everest
    SI.com
    360-degree VR [Endemol Shine Beyond]

    OUTSTANDING SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE
    100,000 Cameras (FOX)
    Ohio State vs. Michigan [NASCAR Productions]

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST
    Bob Ley (ESPN)

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY
    Mike ‘Doc” Emrick (NBC/NBCSN)
    Jim Nantz (tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV/NFL Network)

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO ANALYST
    Harold Reynolds (MLB Network)

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST
    Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN/ABC)

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS REPORTER
    Tom Verducci (MLB Network/FOX)

    OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE
    NASCAR on FOX (FOX/FS1)

    OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO (tie)
    College GameDay (ESPN)
    Super Bowl LII (NFL Network)

    OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK
    The 143rd Kentucky Derby (NBC)

    OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM EDITING
    AFC Championship (CBS)
    Teasing John Malkovich

    OUTSTANDING LONG FORM EDITING
    Golf Central (Golf Channel)
    Feeling and Reality: The Billy Hurley Story [May Fifth Productions]

    THE DICK SCHAAP OUTSTANDING WRITING AWARD
    AFC Championship (CBS)
    Teasing John Malkovich

    OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
    The 118th Army-Navy Game (CBS)
    The More Things Change, “The Letter”

    OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO/SOUND
    NASCAR on FOX (FOX/FS1)

    OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND
    The 118th Army-Navy Game (CBS)
    The More Things Change

    OUTSTANDING LIVE GRAPHIC DESIGN
    League of Legends (YouTube)
    [Riot Games]

    OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED GRAPHIC DESIGN
    Dear Basketball (Verizon)
    [Glen Keane Productions/Granity Studios/ Believe Entertainment Group]

    OUTSTANDING STUDIO OR PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION
    AFC Championship (CBS)
    Teasing John Malkovich

    THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Sunday Night Baseball (ESPN)
    Front Row Cam

    OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
    NASCAR on FOX (FOX)
    Daytona 500 – Daytona Day

    OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE IN SPANISH
    FIFA World Cup Qualifier (Univision/Univision Deportes)
    Mexico vs. USA

    OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW IN SPANISH
    Futbol Picante (ESPN Deportes)

    OUTSTANDING ON-AIR SPORTS PERSONALITY IN SPANISH
    Andres Cantor (Telemundo)