The 35th Annual Sports Emmy Award nominations were unveiled yesterday, with the ceremony set to take place on Tuesday, May 6th in New York City. ESPN led the pack of networks, reeling 30 nods, followed by FOX at 18, HBO at 15 and NBC and NBCSN each earning 14 nominations. Rounding out the top ten (technically 11) were MLB Network at 13, CBS with 11, NFL Network at 10, TNT at 9 and Showtime and ESPN2 each drawing 8 nominations. HBO docu-series 24/7 earned the most nominations for a program, scoring 7 nods.
- MLB Network earned its highest number of nominations in network history at 13, and has drawn a total of 50 Sports Emmy Award nominations since its launch.
- Golf Channel also scored the most in the channel’s history, with four nods.
- Telemundo Sports led all Spanish-language networks in nominations with six nominations.
- Pac-12 Networks scored its first nominations ever, including Rick Neuheisel’s nod for the ‘Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst’ category.
“The world of sports television grows bigger each year,” said Malachy Wienges, Chair, NATAS. “We have had over 900 submissions coming from the sports community demonstrating that this is another outstanding year for sports and for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. With so much outstanding talent vying for the prestigious Emmy® Award and with our Lifetime Achievement Award going to Ted Turner, an icon in broadcast television, this year’s ceremony promises to be an exciting evening for the entire industry.”