Along with everything else, it has certainly been an odd year for sports on television, and today the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences came out with its nominations for the 42nd annual Sports Emmy Awards.
ESPN dominated network and network group races, winning 54 and 41 names respectively. NFL Network was second among the nets with 27 nominations, followed by Fox (26) and CBS (22).
Coverage of the game for the NFL title led all TV shows, with CBS ‘Super Bowl LV pushing 11 nominations to nine for the NFL Network. NFL 360 and seven for ESPN E: 60.
See the full list of nominations here, names by program here, and the list by network and group of networks here.
The awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on June 8 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. The show will be broadcast live.
“Today we pay tribute to the talented professionals who, in this unprecedented time of a global pandemic, have yet found ways to inform, entertain and excite the passionate fan base that makes up the universe of sport.” said Adam Sharp, President and CEO of NATAS. “The challenges they have overcome and this inspiring and diverse set of nominees are simply remarkable.”
Justine Gubar, Executive Director of the Sports Emmy Awards: “In a year where sports production literally came to a halt, we received a record number of submissions. From innovative solutions to production constraints during the pandemic to the superb storytelling that confronted the social justice issues of our time, we are so proud of what our nominees have been able to accomplish.