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NBC Sports Group Garners 28 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

NBC Sports Group Garners 28 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

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NBC Sports Group’s coverage of American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown run garners five nominations. (Photo: AP Images)

NBC Sports Group earned 28 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2015, highlighted by 10 nominations for its NFL coverage, five nominations for its coverage of horseracing’s Triple Crown, and three for its first season of NASCAR coverage.

The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Winners will be announced by the Academy on Tuesday, May 10, at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s nominations:

  • Sunday Night Football – primetime television’s No. 1 show – was nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series for the eighth consecutive year, and has won the award in six of the last seven years;

  • NBC Sports Group’s coverage of American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown run garnered five nominations, highlighted by the nomination of NBC’s 147th Belmont Stakes presentation in the Outstanding Live Sports Special category;

  • 26-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas (NBC) was nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host;

  • NBC and NBCSN commentators earned four of five nominations for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play, including seven-time Emmy winner Al Michaels (NBC), three-time Emmy winner Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (NBC/NBCSN), who has won the award the last two years, and the father-and-son commentating duo of Marv Albert and Kenny Albert;

  • Cris Collinsworth (NBC) who has won seven consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst, was nominated again in the category;

  • Michele Tafoya (NBC), a two-time Emmy Award-winner for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter (2011 & 2013), was nominated again in the category;

  • Sammy Sadovnik’s nomination in the Outstanding On-Air Talent in Spanish category headlines seven combined nominations for Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO.

All of NBC Sports Group’s national television networks – NBC (19), NBCSN (8), and Golf Channel (1), as well as Spanish-language networks Telemundo (4), and NBC UNIVERSO (3) – received nominations.

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

  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: 147th Belmont Stakes (NBC)

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

  • Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFL Divisional Playoffs – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

  • Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage: NFL Turning Point (NBCSN)

  • Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage: Spartan Race (NBC/NBCSN)

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

  • Outstanding Open/Tease: The 141st Kentucky Derby – Opening Tease (NBC)

  • Outstanding Short Feature: Team USA Awards – David Brown & Jerome Avery (NBCSN)

  • Outstanding Social TV Experience: The 141st Kentucky Derby – Social TV Experience (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Bob Costas (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert (FOX/FS1/NBCSN)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play: Marv Albert (tbs/TNT/truTV/CBS/NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick (NBC/NBCSN)

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

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

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

  • Outstanding Technical Team Remote: Sunday Night Football (NBC)

  • Outstanding Camera Work: The Triple Crown (NBC)

  • Outstanding Editing – Short Form: Golf Channel Live Tournaments – 2015 Tournament Teases (Golf Channel)

  • Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound: NASCAR on NBC (NBC/NBCSN)

  • Outstanding Live Graphic Design: NASCAR on NBC (NBC/NBCSN)

  • Outstanding Studio Design/Art Direction: Football Night In America (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: NASCAR on NBC – America, Start Your Engines (NBC)

  • Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: NBC Sports – Fan for Life (NBCSN)

  • Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish: FIFA Women’s World Cup Final: USA vs. Japan (Telemundo/NBC UNIVERSO)

  • Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish: Rumbo Al Mundial – Honduras vs. Mexico (Telemundo/NBC UNIVERSO)

  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Titulares Telemundo (Telemundo)

  • Outstanding On-Air Sports Talent in Spanish: Sammy Sadovnik (Telemundo/NBC UNIVERSO)

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

NBC Sports Group has had the highest Emmy Award total for five consecutive years, including 11 total Sports Emmy wins last year, propelled by its presentation of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which led all programs with seven Sports Emmys.

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