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Thursday, April 25 | NYAC, NYC

The best and brightest in sports media gathered at the New York Athletic Club to celebrate the winners and honorable mentions at the 8th annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. The event attracted a crowd of sports community elite who cheered each other on as they were lauded in a lively ceremony.

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Luminary Honorees

Legacy Award

Accepting

Steve Trout

Steve Trout

Host/Senior Director

NFL Films

Details

Presenter

Rick Bernstein

Executive Producer and Senior Vice President Sports Production

HBO Sports

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GEM Award

Accepting

Neil Johnson

Director, Global Sales

MGM Resorts

Details

Presenter

Nathan Lindberg

Director of Global Esports Sponsorships

Twitch

Details

Vision Award

Victor Cui

CEO, International

International – ONE Championship

Details

Presenter

Chris Pursell

Head of Sports/Esports Content

Cynopsis

Details

Navigator Award & Marketer of the Year

Jenny Storms

CMO & EVP, Content Strategy

NBC Sports

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Presenter

Indra Nooyi

Former Chairwoman

PepsiCo

Details

Winners & Honorable Mentions

Winner
Local Puck Profile

Local Puck Profile

FOX Sports West
Honorable Mentions:
  • Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace – NASCAR
  • SNY's The Amazin' Life – SNY
  • The Man in the Arena :60 – NFL Media
  • Tony Romo - Corona Hotline – Scout Sports & Entertainment
Winner
WWE’s & Make-A-Wish’s “Wishes Take Muscle” Campaign

WWE’s & Make-A-Wish’s “Wishes Take Muscle” Campaign

WWE
Honorable Mentions:
  • NFL AHA Discovery Education PLAY 60 Kids Day LIVE Virtual Field Trip – American Heart Association, NFL and Discovery Education
  • B/REAL – Bleacher Report
  • FOX Sports Networks - LA84 Close the Gap PSA – FOX Sports Networks
  • Thursday Night Football Presents – Parker Strong – NFL Media
Winner
The Punies

The Punies

Granity Studios
Honorable Mentions:
  • 30 for 30 Podcasts: Bikram – ESPN Films
  • ESPN Radio - Fantasy Focus Football Podcast – ESPN
  • Glass Case of Emotion – NASCAR
  • The Corp – Barstool Sports
Winners
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Mercedes-Benz USA
WWE’s Connor’s Cure “Superstars of Tomorrow” Campaign

WWE’s Connor’s Cure “Superstars of Tomorrow” Campaign

WWE
Honorable Mentions:
  • Intel House at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 – Intel & GMR Marketing
  • Junkertown IRL by Nitto Tire – Immortals, LLC
  • New York Jets Marvel Green Out – New York Jets
Winner
Blake Lawrence

Blake Lawrence

opendorse
Honorable Mentions:
  • Brian Dailey – Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Jayar Donlan – WWE
  • Jeffrey Gerttula – CBS Interactive
  • Joaquin Duro – Telemundo Deportes
Winner
FOX Sports Films: MAGNIFY

FOX Sports Films: MAGNIFY

FOX Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • 30 for 30 – ESPN Films
  • B/REAL – Bleacher Report
  • Shut Up And Dribble – Showtime Networks Inc.
  • The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2018 – Big Ten Network
Winner
MLB Network Presents - Only in Hollywood

MLB Network Presents - Only in Hollywood

MLB Network
Honorable Mentions:
  • Bipolar Rock 'N' Roller – Showtime Networks Inc.
  • ESPN Films: Crossroads – ESPN Films
  • First Dance – Big Ten Network
  • Naismith 50 – Juma Entertainment
  • Strokes of Genius – Tennis Channel
Winner
ELEAGUE Major: Boston

ELEAGUE Major: Boston

Turner Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 FACEIT London Major – FACEIT
  • eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation at PAX East – Major League Soccer
  • Fortnite Fall Skirmish – Epic Games
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals – Blizzard
Winner
ESPN Radio - Fantasy Focus Football Podcast

ESPN Radio - Fantasy Focus Football Podcast

ESPN
Honorable Mentions:
  • CBS Sports Fantasy Football Today Podcast – CBS Sports
  • Fantasy Football Podcast – FantasyPros
  • Harris Football – Fantasy Podcast
  • NFL Fantasy Live – NFL
Winner
Behind the Goal (Detras del Gol) Presented by AT&T

Behind the Goal (Detras del Gol) Presented by AT&T

Univision Deportes
Honorable Mentions:
  • FOX Sports 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign – FOX Sports Marketing
  • NBA on TNT Tip Off - My Moment, My City – Turner Sports
Winner
Drone Racing League

Drone Racing League

Drone Racing League
Honorable Mentions:
  • National Lacrosse League - for League of the Year – National Lacrosse League
  • Professional Fighters League – DKC
  • The American Flag Football League – CSM LeadDog
  • World Surf League – World Surf League
Winner
2018 PyeongChang Olympics

2018 PyeongChang Olympics

NBC Sports Group
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – fox sports
  • Wilder vs. Fury – Showtime Networks Inc.
  • MLB on FOX: World Series – FOX
  • Super Bowl LII – NBC Sports Group
Winner
Royals

Royals "This One's For You" Telecast To Troops

FOX Sports Midwest
Honorable Mentions:
  • New York Yankees on YES Network – YES Network
  • Pixellot and the NFHS Network - The AI Revolution in High School Sports – Pixellot
  • SNY - David Wright's Return to Citi Field – SNY
  • UIL Football Championships - Hail Mary to Win State – FOX Sports Southwest
Winner
Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018

Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018

Telemundo
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 NCAA March Madness Live – Turner Sports
  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston Finals – Turner Sports
  • eMLS Cup Presented by PlayStation at PAX East – Major League Soccer
  • MLB Home Run Derby VR All-Star Championship – MLB
Winner
2019 NASCAR Playoffs Promotion

2019 NASCAR Playoffs Promotion

NASCAR
Honorable Mentions:
  • FOX Sports 2018 FIFA World Cup Campaign – FOX Sports Marketing
  • Telemundo 2018 World Cup Marketing – Telemundo
  • This Is Why We Play 4.0 – National Basketball Association
  • Wilder vs. Fury – Showtime Networks Inc.
Winner
Texas Football Days

Texas Football Days

FOX Sports Southwest
Honorable Mentions:
  • #9PersonBooth – YES Network
  • BTN Basketball Court - NYC – Big Ten Network
  • FOX Sports GO - Bronson Arroyo – FOX Sports Networks
  • Tampa Bay Lightning - "We Call The Shots" – Fox Sports Florida
Winner
FOX 2018 FIFA World Cup and 23&Me Partnership

FOX 2018 FIFA World Cup and 23&Me Partnership

FOX Sports Marketing
Honorable Mentions:
  • Capital One's The Match: Tiger vs. Phil – Turner Sports
  • INFINITI - Coaches vs Cancer Partnership – American Cancer Society
  • Texas Football Days – FOX Sports Southwest
Winner
NASCAR Mobile App

NASCAR Mobile App

NASCAR
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 PGA Championship – Turner Sports
  • NFL.com Fantasy Football App – NFL Media
  • Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App – FIFA World Cup 2018 – Telemundo
  • The Bleacher Report App – Bleacher Report
Winner
NFL Draft Campaign

NFL Draft Campaign

NFL Media
Honorable Mentions:
  • beIN's World Cup – VMLY&R Miami
  • BTN + 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament – Big Ten Network
  • Liga MX Campaign – Univision Deportes
  • Sports HQ – RT America
Winner
Misión Europa

Misión Europa

Univision Deportes
Honorable Mentions:
  • Barstool College Football Show Presented by Panera Bread – Barstool Sports
  • B/REAL – Bleacher Report
  • Sports HQ – RT America
  • Warriors of Liberty City – Starz
Winner
All-Star Access: A Front Row Seat to All-Star Week

All-Star Access: A Front Row Seat to All-Star Week

MLB Network
Honorable Mentions:
  • ESPN Social Media – ESPN
  • Last Call on FOX Sports presented by Microsoft Surface – FOX Networks Group
  • Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018 – Telemundo
  • Wilder vs. Fury – Showtime Networks Inc.
Winner
CBS Sports HQ

CBS Sports HQ

CBS Interactive
Honorable Mentions:
  • DAZN: Best OTT Content Service – DAZN
  • FloSports, the Sports Leader in Over the Top (OTT) Content Service – FloSports
  • NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Group
  • WWE Network For Over The Top (OTT) Content Service – WWE
Winner
Lo Greco vs Khan: An Inside Look

Lo Greco vs Khan: An Inside Look

Break Media Group
Honorable Mentions:
  • B/REAL – Bleacher Report
  • Marvin Bailey III Has BARS – Bleacher Report
  • Mercedes-Benz & Sloane Stephens – Mercedes-Benz USA
  • Pogba Diaries – fox sports
Winner
Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018: Multi-Platform Livestream experience

Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018: Multi-Platform Livestream experience

Telemundo
Honorable Mentions:
  • Augmented Reality Compilation – Fox Sports South
  • FOX Sports Virtual Studio – FOX Sports
  • Thuuz Sports Automated Highlights Machine – Thuuz
  • WSC Sports – WSC Sports
Winner
ESPN Radio - Golic and Wingo

ESPN Radio - Golic and Wingo

ESPN
Honorable Mentions:
  • ESPN Radio - The Dan Le Batard Show – ESPN
  • "Mad Dog Unleashed" on SiriusXM – SiriusXM
  • The Dan Patrick Show – AT&T Sports Networks/Premiere Radio Networks
  • The Herd with Colin Cowherd – The Herd with Colin Cowherd
Winner
ESPN Features - We The Fans: Dallas

ESPN Features - We The Fans: Dallas

ESPN
Honorable Mentions:
  • Campus Eats – Big Ten Network/Victory Pictures
  • ESPN Features - Draft Academy – ESPN
  • Superstar Renovation – Juma Entertainment
  • Training Camp with the Cleveland Browns – HBO Sports/NFL Films
Winner
FOX Sports Ohio | SportsTime Ohio

FOX Sports Ohio | SportsTime Ohio

FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio
Honorable Mentions:
  • FOX Sports Midwest – FOX Sports Midwest
  • FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast/FOX Sports Tennessee/FOX Sports Carolinas – FOX Sports South
  • YES Network – YES Network
Winner
The NBA on TNT

The NBA on TNT

Turner Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • MLS on Univision – Univision Deportes
  • Sunday Night Baseball – ESPN
  • Sunday Night Football – NBC Sports
  • The SEC on CBS – CBS Sports
Winner
2018 Atlanta Braves Seasonal Coverage

2018 Atlanta Braves Seasonal Coverage

Fox Sports South
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 New York Yankees – YES Network
  • Boston Red Sox 2018 Season – NESN
  • St. Louis Cardinals – FOX Sports Midwest
  • Vegas Golden Knights – AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Winner
ESPN Features - SC Featured - Who Says I Can't

ESPN Features - SC Featured - Who Says I Can't

ESPN
Honorable Mentions:
  • ESPN Features - SC Featured - Respect – ESPN
  • June 4th WWE Monday Night Raw Episode announcing partnership for 2018 Special Olympics USA Games – WWE
  • Royals "This One's For You" Telecast To Troops – FOX Sports Midwest
  • Telemundo Deportes: Alianza de Futbol Logra Tu Sueño – Telemundo
Winner
The NBA Lights Up Christmas Day

The NBA Lights Up Christmas Day

National Basketball Association
Honorable Mentions:
  • Minuto 45 – Univision Deportes
  • Thursday Night Football: Waladoo :30 – NFL Media
  • True View: Leaping Catch – Intel
  • “Who Will Bow” Wilder vs Fury Event Promo – Showtime Networks Inc.
Winner
Miami Heat 3D Graffiti

Miami Heat 3D Graffiti

Fox Sports Florida
Honorable Mentions:
  • ACC SATURDAYS ON SOUTH – Fox Sports South
  • Clippers "Elevator" – FOX Sports West
  • Stars on FOX Sports Southwest – FOX Sports Southwest
Winner
Bipolar Rock 'N' Roller Trailer

Bipolar Rock 'N' Roller Trailer

Showtime Networks Inc.
Honorable Mentions:
  • FOX 2018 FIFA World Cup "The World Becomes The World Cup" – FOX Sports Marketing
  • FOX NFL Thursday Night Football "Now It's A Game" – FOX Sports Marketing
  • Telemundo 2018 World Cup Marketing – Telemundo
Winner
FOX NFL Sunday

FOX NFL Sunday

FOX Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • Contacto Deportivo – Univision Deportes
  • Football Night in America – NBC Sports
  • NHL Tonight – NHL Network
  • The XTRA – beIN SPORTS
Winner
The Herd with Colin Cowherd

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

FOX Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • Feherty – Golf Channel
  • Futbol Central – Univision Deportes
  • The Rich Elsen Show – DIRECTV
  • We Need To Talk – CBS Sports
Winner
NBA Finals:

NBA Finals: "Finally Mine"

National Basketball Association
Honorable Mentions:
  • FOX Sports GO - Bronson Arroyo – FOX Sports Networks
  • Telemundo 2018 World Cup Marketing – Telemundo
  • Wilder/Fury Campaign - Music Video, Event :30, Jumbotron :30 – Showtime Networks Inc.
Winner
Rangers Outside the Box

Rangers Outside the Box

FOX Sports Southwest
Honorable Mentions:
  • Stuck at Work – Fox Sports Florida
  • XTRA POINT Top Tier Trends – FOX Sports West
  • We Own the Fall – Fox Sports South
Winner
Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018

Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018

Telemundo
Honorable Mentions:
  • First Take: Your Take – ESPN
  • Mixed Match Challenge – WWE
  • MLB on Facebook Watch – MLB
  • Travelers Challenge on Facebook – PGA TOUR
Winner
House of Highlights

House of Highlights

Bleacher Report
Honorable Mentions:
  • FOX Field Pass – FOX Sports
  • On Her Turf – NBC Sports
  • Telemundo Deportes – FIFA World Cup 2018 – Telemundo
  • theScore Instagram – theScore
Winner
FOX Sports Thursday Night Football Toyota Halftime Partnership

FOX Sports Thursday Night Football Toyota Halftime Partnership

FOX Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2017-18 Pepsi Zero Sugar Shutouts Platform (NHL) – OMD
  • Dr Pepper's Friday Night Rivals – Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • "MNT Diaries (Diario del Tricolor)” Presented by Nissan – Univision Deportes
  • Pilot Flying J SEC Network – Bespoke Sports & Entertainment
Winner
Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 (2018 FIFA World Cup)

Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2018 (2018 FIFA World Cup)

Telemundo
Honorable Mentions:
  • AT&T SportsNet Game Opens – AT&T Sportsnet
  • Balon de Oro de la Liga MX 2018 – Univision Deportes
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup – FOX Sports
  • High Heat – MLB Network
Winner
Wilder vs. Fury

Wilder vs. Fury

Showtime Networks Inc.
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship – NASCAR
  • 2018 Winter Olympics – NBC Sports
  • FIFA World Cup – FOX Sports
  • Premier League: Extra Time – NBC Sports
Winner
NBA on TNT Tip Off - My Moment, My City

NBA on TNT Tip Off - My Moment, My City

Turner Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup – FOX Sports
  • FOX CFB Now & Wendy's – FOX Sports
  • Billy Crystal Guest Analyst – FOX Sports West
  • WNBA Seasonal Coverage on Twitter – WNBA
Winner
Major League Baseball Home Run Derby VR

Major League Baseball Home Run Derby VR

MLB
Honorable Mentions:
  • 2018 World Cup – FOX Sports/Oculus
  • NCAA March Madness Live VR  – Intel
  • Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang – NBC Sports
  • The TOUR Championship – Intel + PGA TOUR
Winner
Game of Zones

Game of Zones

Bleacher Report
Honorable Mentions:
  • Behind the Wall: Bubba Wallace – NASCAR
  • Detail – Granity Studios
  • Leaf to Leaf – Alibi Entertainment
  • One Jets Drive – New York Jets
Winner
Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report

Turner Sports
Honorable Mentions:
  • ESPN.com – ESPN
  • NCAA.com – Turner Sports
  • SI.com – Sports Illustrated
  • The Players Tribune – The Players Tribune

Shining Stars

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PROGRAMMING
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