Continuing our Sports Emmy Awards posts, NBC Sports is beating its proverbial chest on the seven trophies the division carried away from the ceremonies in New York on Monday. Included are some heavy hitters including Bob Costas (with MLB Network) as Outstanding Studio Host, Sunday Night Football as Outstanding Live Sports Series, Cris Collinsworth for Outstanding Game Analyst, and in an upset over some heavy competition, a well-deserved Mike Emrick for Outstanding Play-by-Play. NBC won some other awards as well for its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Here’s the list.
VANCOUVER OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES POWERS NBC SPORTS GROUP TO NINE SPORTS EMMY AWARDS, MOST OF ANY NETWORK
Sunday Night Football” Wins Third Consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Series
Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth and Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Honored
Al Michaels Receives Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented by Cris Collinsworth & Jerry Jones
NEW YORK – May 2, 2011 – The NBC Sports Group won nine Sports Emmy Awards, the most of any network, including five for its coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games; “Sunday Night Football” won its third consecutive award for Outstanding Live Sports Series; Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth and Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick were all honored in their respective categories; and “Sunday Night Football” play-by-play voice Al Michaels was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award tonight at the 32nd Annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Michaels, who has served as the play-by-play voice for the NFL’s premier primetime package for 25 years (“Sunday Night Football” 2006-2010, “Monday Night Football” 1986-2005), was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by his “Sunday Night Football” colleague Cris Collinsworth and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
“No one has more appreciation, no one has contributed more to the growth of our game in the last 25 years than Al Michaels,” said Jones. “If it’s on Sunday Night Football, I know there’s going to be one professional who can do it as well as it can be done.”
“There have been some really tremendous figures who have received this award, but there’s never been anyone who has been better at his craft than Al is at play by play,” said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports Group.
NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games won five Emmy Awards in the following categories:
- Outstanding Open/Tease
- Outstanding Technical Team Studio
- Outstanding Graphic Design
- Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming
- Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming-Short Format
For the third consecutive year, NBC Sports won Outstanding Live Sports Series for “Sunday Night Football.” NBC Sports has now won the award in four of the last five years, also winning in 2007 for its NASCAR coverage.
Bob Costas was awarded his 22nd career Emmy and third consecutive for Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host. Costas hosted NBC’s Vancouver Winter Olympic coverage as well as the network’s NFL studio program, “Football Night in America.” He won the Emmy in the same category for his work at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.
Cris Collinsworth was awarded his third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Event Analyst. It was Collinsworth’s 12th career Emmy, which includes wins in 2007 and 2008 in the Studio Analyst category for work on NBC’s “Football Night in America.”
Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, the voice of NBC’s NHL and Olympic hockey coverage, won his first career Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Play-by-Play.
And HBO’s press release is next.