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Mar 21, 2013

NBC Sports Group Garners 58 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

NBC Sports Group received 58 total Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2012, the most nominations for any sports media company or network. NBC led all networks, broadcast or cable, with 36 nominations. The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners will be announced by the Academy on Tuesday, May 7.

Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s nominations include: 

  • The London Olympics received 19 nominations, including Outstanding Live Event Turnaround;

  • NBC’s NFL coverage received 16 nominations;

  • Super Bowl XLVI on NBC was nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Special;

  • Once again, Sunday Night Football on NBC was nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series, which it has won each of the last four years;

  • Football Night in America was nominated for the third consecutive year for Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly;

  • NBC’s NFL Wild Card Saturday received its second nomination for Outstanding Playoff Coverage;

  • NBC Sports Network received nine nominations, the most in its history, and Golf Channel earned two.

  • NBC Sports Group’s digital assets NBCOlympics.com and NBCSports.com received a combined four nominations.

11 nominations in individual talent categories:

  • Bob Costas (Studio Host)

  • Dan Patrick (Studio Host)

  • Al Michaels (Play-by-Play)

  • Cris Collinsworth (Event Analyst)

  • Michele Tafoya (Reporter)

  • Tony Dungy (Studio Analyst)

  • Mike Mayock (Event Analyst)

  • Mike Emrick (Play-by-Play)

  • Pierre McGuire (Reporter)

  • Ato Boldon (Event Analyst)

  • Andrea Joyce (Reporter)

All of the national platforms of NBC Sports Group — NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, NBCOlympics.com and NBCSports.com — received nominations. Most notably, NBC Sports Group received 19 nominations related to coverage of the London Olympics and 16 nominations for its NFL coverage. Golf Channel earned two nominations, NBCOlympics.com received three nominations and NBCSports.com was honored with one. MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo and Telemundo each received nominations for their London Olympics coverage.

The complete list of NBC Sports Group nominations are as follows:

  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: Super Bowl XLVI (NBC)

  • Outstanding Live Sports Series: Sunday Night Football (NBC)

  • Outstanding Live Event Turnaround: London Olympics (NBC)

  • Outstanding Live Event Turnaround: USA Pro Challenge (NBC)

  • Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFL Wild Card Saturday (NBC)

  • Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Still Standing: The Earl Campbell Story(NBC Sports Network)

  • Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly: Football Night in America(NBC)

  • Outstanding Long Feature: London Olympics – Olga Korbut (NBC)

  • Outstanding Open/Tease: Sunday Night Football (NBC)

  • Outstanding Open/Tease: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)

  • Outstanding Open/Tease: Red Bull Signature Series – Show Open (NBC)

  • Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Event Coverage: Super Bowl XLVI Extra (NBCSports.com)

  • Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Event Coverage: London Olympics -Live From London (NBCOlympics.com)

  • Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Programming: London Olympics –Countdown to London (NBCOlympics.com)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host: Bob Costas (NBC/NBC Sports Network)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host: Dan Patrick (NBC/NBC Sports Network/DirecTV)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Al Michaels (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick (NBC/NBC Sports Network)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst: Tony Dungy (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Mike Mayock (NBC/NFL Network)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Ato Boldon (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter: Michele Tafoya (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter: Pierre McGuire (NBC/NBC Sports Network)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter: Andrea Joyce (NBC/NBC Sports Network)

  • Outstanding Technical Team Remote: America’s Cup World Series (NBC)

  • Outstanding Technical Team Remote: London Olympics (NBC)

  • Outstanding Technical Team Studio: London Olympics (NBC/NBC Sports Network/MSNBC/Telemundo/Bravo)

  • Outstanding Camera Work: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)

  • Outstanding Camera Work: 2012 Ironman World Championship (NBC)

  • Outstanding Editing: London Olympics – Profiles of the London Games (NBC)

  • Dick Schaap Writing Award: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)

  • Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound: London Olympics – Measure & Motion (NBC)

  • Outstanding Graphic Design: Sunday Night Football (NBC)

  • Outstanding Graphic Design: London Olympics (NBC/NBC Sports Network)

  • Outstanding Production Design / Art Direction: Sunday Night Football – Open (NBC)

  • George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: London Olympics – The Multi-Screen Olympics (NBC/NBC Sports Network/ NBCOlympics.com/ MSNBC/ CNBC/ Telemundo/Bravo)

  • George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: London Olympics/NBC Golf Tour – 360 Cam (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic:

    • London Olympics – Britain Just Got Great (NBC)

    • Triple Crown Trailer (NBC)

    • Feherty Live from Ryder Cup(Golf Channel)

A complete list of nominees is available at www.emmyonline.org.

For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com 

For more information contact:

Adam Freifeld
t: 212-664-6772
e: adam.freifeld@nbcuni.com

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form the NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and all of their respective digital properties. The NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, MLS, Tour de France, French Open, IndyCar and many more.

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