Aerial view of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony.

NBC Sports Group Garners 38 Sports Emmy Award Nominations

Key Takeaways

NBCUniversal’s coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang leads all programs with 12 nominations.
Telemundo earns a record seven nominations for its Spanish-language coverage, which was headlined by the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Other sports groups nominated include Sunday Night Football for Outstanding Live Sports Series, GOLF Channel with a record seven nominations, and the 2018 TOUR Championship and 150th Belmont Stakes with nominations in Outstanding Live Sports.

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NBC Sports Group earned 38 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2018, highlighted by 12 nominations for its coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea – the most of any single program this year.

The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Winners will be announced by the Academy on Monday, May 20, at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s nominations:

  • NBC Sports Group’s 38 nominations are the second most it has ever received in a Winter Olympic year
  • NBC Sports Group’s coverage of PyeongChang 2018 receives 12 nominations, the most for any single program
  • Sunday Night Football – primetime television’s No. 1 show – is nominated again for Outstanding Live Sports Series, which it has won nine times in the past 10 years
  • GOLF Channel earns seven nominations, a record for the network
  • Telemundo earns a record seven nominations, headlined by its Spanish-language coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
  • Mike “Doc” Emrick, who has won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play in five consecutive years, and six of the last eight, is nominated once again in the category
  • Mike Tirico is nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host for his work on the PyeongChang Olympics, Football Night In America, Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup horse racing, and golf coverage
  • Cris Collinsworth, who has won 16 Sports Emmys, is nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst
  • Michele Tafoya, a two-time winner of the Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter Emmy, was nominated for the eighth time in the eight-year history of the category
  • Andres Cantor, winner of three Sports Emmys, and Miguel Gurwitz were nominated for Outstanding On-Air Talent in Spanish

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