34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards Winners

The 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were handed out tonight in New York at Frederick P. Rose Hall at the Time Warner Center.

Thanks to Josh Krulewitz, ESPN public relations maven, I can list the individual winners. I’ll have a full list from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow and I’ll post it when it becomes available.

First, no surprises in the talent categories. The usual suspects won, Costas, Collinsworth, Barkley and Al Michaels is back for play-by-play, his sixth Emmy.

If you want to see the nominations in full, you can go here.

I’ll go in the order the awards were handed out.

The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award — Games of the XXX Olympiad: The Multi-Screen Olympics, NBC/Bravo/CNBC/MSNBC/NBC Sports Network/NBCOlympics.com/Telemundo

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound — NASCAR on Fox, Fox

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction — NCAA March Madness: Brackets Everywhere, truTV

Outstanding Studio Show Weekly — Inside the NFL, Showtime/CBS Sports/NFL Films

Outstanding Long Feature — Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Steve Gleason: Tragic Hero, HBO

Outstanding Editing — 24/7: Pacquaio-Marquez 4, HBO

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement, Episodic — A Football Live: Life Story, NFL Network/NFL Films

Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Reporter — (TIE) Pierre McGuire, NBC (why?) and Tom Verducci, MLB Network/TBS

Outstanding Graphic Design — MLB Network Division Series: The Scrapbook, MLB Network

Outstanding Sports Documentary — Namath, HBO

Outstanding Technical Team Studio — Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC/Bravo/MSNBC/NBC Sports Network/Telemundo

Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming Short Format — Sport Science, ESPN/Base Productions

Outstanding Playoff Coverage — (TIE) National League Championship Series: Cardinals vs. Giants, Fox and NBA Playoffs, TNT

Outstanding Camera Work — Outside the Lines: Breaking the Silence, ESPN

Outstanding Edited Sports Special — One Heartbeat, CBS Sports Network/CBS Sports

Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics — Namath, HBO/NFL Films

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement, Institutional — (TIE) It’s Not Crazy, It’s Sports: Shake On It, The Name, Born Into It — ESPN/Wieden & Kennedy and NCAA March Madness: Brackets Everywhere, TBS/CBS/TNT/truTV

Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play — Al Michaels, NBC

Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage — Red Bull Stratos: Space Jump, YouTube/Red Bull Media House

Outstanding Open/Tease — NBA on TNT: All-Star Game Tease, TNT

Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound — Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins, HBO/NFL Films

Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst — Cris Collinsworth, NBC

The Dick Schaap Writing Award — Games of the XXX Olympiad: Measure & Motion, NBC

Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming — Games of the XXX Olympiad: Countdown to London, NBCOlympics.com

Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology — Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO

Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst — Charles Barkley, TNT

Outstanding Sports Journalism — E:60: Beitar Jerusalem, ESPN2

Outstanding Technical Team Remote — Winter X Games 2012, ESPN 3D

Outstanding Short Feature — NFL GameDay Morning: Immaculate Remembrance, NFL Network

Outstanding Live Sports Series — Sunday Night Football, NBC

Outstanding Studio Show, Daily — MLB Tonight, MLB Network

Outstanding Live Event Turnaround — Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC

Outstanding Live Sports Special — Super Bowl XLVI, NBC

Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host — Bob Costas (who else?), NBC/NBC Sports Network

The network press releases crowing about their Sports Emmy wins are trickling in. I’ll post them in order of their arrival into the Fang’s Bites inbox.

Ken Fang

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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.