36th Annual Sports Emmy Award Winners

The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out in New York on Tuesday, May 5. NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games was a big winner, but in several technical categories. We can’t say the usual suspects won because Bob Costas did not pick up the Outstanding Studio Host Award. Ernie Johnson won the Outstanding Studio Host. One of more baffling choices was Harold Reynolds in the Outstanding Studio Analyst category.

So without further delay, here are the winners of the 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards:

The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award

The XXII Olympic Winter Games: Maximum Access — NBC

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound

MLB on FOX — Fox/Fox Sports 1

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction

MLB on tbs Postseason: One-Man Show — TBS

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly

College GameDay: Football — ESPN

Outstanding Long Feature

E: 60: Owen and Haatchi — ESPN

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement

2014 FIFA World Cup: World Cup Big Event/Time Zone/I Believe — ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 [Picture Farm, Other Films, & Wieden + Kennedy]

Outstanding Short Form Editing

FOX Sports Live: Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist — FoxSports.com

Outstanding Live Graphic Design

The XXII Olympic Winter Games — NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter

Ken Rosenthal — Fox/Fox Sports 1/MLB Network

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming – Short Format

Captain’s Curtain Call — FoxSports.com

Outstanding Technical Team Studio

Premier League — NBC/NBCSN

Outstanding Sports Documentary Series

30 for 30 — ESPN
All Access — Showtime

Outstanding Playoff Coverage

NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks — Fox

Outstanding Camera Work

2014 FIFA World Cup — ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design

ESPN Monday Night Football — ESPN

Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons — HBO/NFL Films

Outstanding Long Form Editing

FOX Sports Live: Finding Rico Harris: The Vanishing Man — Fox Sports 1

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst

Harold Reynolds — MLB Network

Outstanding Sports News Anthology

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel — HBO

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage

The XXII Olympic Winter Games — nbcolympics.com

Outstanding Open/Tease

E: 60: Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest — ESPN2

Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound

The XXII Olympic Winter Games: Winter’s Theater — NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst

Cris Collinsworth — NBC

Outstanding Studio Design/Art Direction

SportsCenter — ESPN

The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award

The XXII Olympic Winter Games: Winter’s Theatre — NBC

Outstanding Sports Documentary

We Could Be King — ESPNews/Tribeca Digital Studios

Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming

The XXII Olympic Winter Games: As the Athletes Experienced Them — NBCOlympics.com

Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play

Mike Emrick — NBC/NBCSN

Outstanding Sports Journalism

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Kids & Guns — HBO

Outstanding Technical Team Remote

The XXII Olympic Winter Games — NBC

Outstanding Edited Sports Special

E: 60: Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest — ESPN2

Outstanding Short Feature

FOX Sports Live: Corked: The Albert Belle Bat Heist — FoxSports.com

Outstanding Live Sports Series


Outstanding Studio Show – Daily

MLB Tonight — MLB Network

Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage

Sound FX: Super Bowl XLVIII — NFL Network/NFL Films

Outstanding Live Sports Special

Super Bowl XLIX: Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots — NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host

Ernie Johnston — TNT

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.