Nominations announced for 38th annual Sports Emmys

The nominations were released this week for the annual Sports Emmy awards, with ESPN and NBC leading the networks.

ESPN racked up 50 total nominations, amongst its properties, with NBC’s coverage of the Olympics receiving 14, making it the most nominated property. Many web broadcasters, such as Amazon, also received nominations, including technology company Oculus.

“Today we honor the men and women who bring us the kaleidoscope of ‘live’ entertainment that is sports television,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS. “Through the marvel of our digital world, the sports community brought us front and center into history making moments, whether it be in our family rooms, at the corner sports bar or on our cell phones and tablets.”

Categories of interest include:

Outstanding Studio Design / Art Direction

Outstanding Live Graphic Design

  • NBC Olympics
  • NFL on CBS
  • NFL on FOX
  • UEFA Euro 2016 on ESPN
  • World Cup of Hockey on ESPN

Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design

  • Fearless on Netflix – Main Title Graphics
  • MLB Tonight on MLB Network
  • Monday Night Football on ESPN
  • Sport Science on ESPN
  • Thursday Night Football on CBS/NFL Network

Outstanding Technical Team Remote

  • 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship on ESPN
  • NBC Olympics
  • MLB on FOX – The Postseason
  • Super Bowl LI on FOX

Outstanding Technical Team Studio

  • NFL Draft on NFL Network
  • NBC Olympics
  • MLB Tonight on MLB Network
  • FOX NFL SUNDAY on FOX – Super Bowl LI
  • Premier League Live on NBC/NBCSN

Click here to view a full list of the nominations.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences also announced that ESPN’s Brent Musburger will receive this year’s lifetime achievement award during the ceremony on May 9 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall.