Sports Emmy’s: Big night for NBC and Sunday Night Football

NBC's Sunday Night Football team of Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels and Michele Tafoya (not pictured) picked up their sixth straight Emmy Award.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football team of Cris Collinsworth, Al Michaels and Michele Tafoya (not pictured) picked up their sixth straight Emmy Award.

It was a very good night for NBC Universal last night at the Sports Emmy Awards, held at New York’s Lincoln Center. For the gang at Sunday Night Football, they took home their sixth straight Emmy for the Outstanding Live Sports Series. Meanwhile, two of the show’s stars, color analyst and former Florida Gator, Cris Collinsworth and sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya won individual awards for their work on the show.

NBC Sports led the way with six golden statues, including Bob Costas for Outstanding Studio Host, his 26th career nod — followed by ESPN,Fox and MLB Network with five apiece. The MLB on Fox took home the Outstanding Live Sports Special Emmy for its coverage of the Red Sox-Cardinals World Series.

CBS owned Showtime scored won in the Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage category for its All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo Epilogue.

When you put together the English and the Spanish language Emmy’s that were handed out last night the final total was still good news for the “Peacock.”NBC Sports Group, which also includes NBCSN and Telemundo, scored a leading 10 wins; ESPN was second with a combined seven trophies for the flagship network, ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes. As most expected ESPN was the big winner in the  Outstanding Sports Documentary Series area for the fine 30 For 30 series. Ted Turner received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here is a list of the all of the winners:

Outstanding Live Sports Special

The 109th World Series – Red Sox vs. Cardinals (Fox)

Outstanding Live Sports Series
Sunday Night Football (NBC)

Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage
All Access – Mayweather vs. Canelo Epilogue (Showtime)

Outstanding Playoff Coverage
American League Championship Series – Red Sox vs. Tigers (Fox)

Outstanding Sports Documentary
The Doctor (NBA TV)

Outstanding Sports Documentary Series
30 for 30 (ESPN)

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly
(tie)
College Gameday – Football (ESPN)
Inside the NBA on TNT (TNT)

Outstanding Studio Show – Daily
Inside The NBA on TNT: Playoffs (TNT)

Outstanding Sports News Anthology
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Outstanding Sports Journalism
E: 60 – Children of the Ring (ESPN2)

Outstanding Short Feature
SportsCenter – Richie Parker: Drive (ESPN)

Outstanding Long Feature
60 Minutes Sports – Great Falls (Showtime)

Outstanding Open/Tease
Super Bowl XLVII – We Will Rock You Remix (CBS)

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage
The 34th America’s Cup – Official App America’s Cup Event Authority

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming
Sports Illustrated – A Boy Helps a Town Heal (SI.com)

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming Short Format
(tie)
JFK: The Untold NFL History of That Day in Dallas (NFL.com)
NFL UP! (NFL.com)

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host
Bob Costas, NBC/MLB Network

Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play
Mike Emrick, NBC/NBCSN

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analysts
(tie)
Harold Reynolds, MLB Network/Fox
Tom Verducci, TBS/MLB Network

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst
Cris Collinsworth, NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter
Michele Tafoya, NBC

Outstanding Technical Team Remote
NASCAR on FOX (Fox)

Outstanding Technical Team Studio
MLB Tonight MLB Network

Outstanding Camera Work
24/7 – Red Wings – Maple Leafs: Road to the Winter Classic (HBO)

Outstanding Editing
Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO)

The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award
NFL Films Presents – Yours Truly, Dr. Z (NFL Network)

Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics
Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO)

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound
MLB on FOX (Fox)

Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound
Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO)

Outstanding Live Event Graphic Design
X Games (ESPN)

Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design
MLB Tonight (MLB Network)

Outstanding Studio Design/Art Direction
NBA Playoffs on TNT (TNT)

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction
Sunday Night Football – Waiting All Day for Sunday Night Opening (NBC)

The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award
The Premier League – Goal Line Technology (NBCSN)

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Institutional
NFL Draft – Leon Sandcastle (NFL Network)

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic
NHL on NBCSN – Wednesday Night Rivalry (NBCSN)

Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish
Rumbo Al Mundial – Costa Rica vs. Mexico (Telemundo)

Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish
(tie)
Nación ESPN (ESPN Deportes)
SportsCenter (ESPN Deportes)

Outstanding On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish
Andres Cantor (Telemundo)

 

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