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2023 Sports Emmys: ESPN Leads the Way With 13 Statues; Fox's FIFA World Cup, NBC's Beijing Olympics Come Up Big

23/05/2023

2023 Sports Emmys: ESPN Leads the Way With 13 Statues; Fox's FIFA World Cup, NBC's Beijing Olympics Come Up Big Fox came in second with nine wins, followed closely by NBCs eight Emmys By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 1:29 pm

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ESPN led all network groups with a company-record 13 wins at last night's Sports Emmy Awards, while Fox Sports Media Group and NBC Sports Group took home nine and eight trophies apiece, respectively. Fox's coverage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and NBC's coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing led all individual programs with three Emmys apiece. In the key categories, NBC won Outstanding Live Special for the Beijing Olymipcs, ESPN's Monday Night Football was named Outstanding Live Series, and Fox's NLCS broadcasts of the Padres-Phillies series won for Outstanding Playoff Coverage.

Molly Solomon, Executive Producer & President, NBC Olympics Production, accepts the night's final award for Outstanding Live Special

Among the 47 categories were key technical awards, including Outstanding Technical Team Event going to NBC Olympics for its efforts in Beijing and Outstanding Technical Team Studio going to Fox Sports for its work in Qatar. The prestigious George Wensel Technical Achievement Award went to Fox Sports for its Live MULTICAM XR set. In addition, NBC Olympics also picked up a win for Outstanding Audio/Sound - Live for the Beijing Games.

Other network groups with multiple wins included NFL Network and WBD Sports (formerly Turner Sports) with three each and two apiece for CBS Sports, HBO Sports, Netflix, and YouTube.

On the Outstanding Studio Show front, Fox NFL Sunday won in the Weekly category, ESPN's SportsCenter in the Daily, and TNT's Inside the NBA: Playoffs in the Limited Run. In addition, Telemundo was awarded Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish for it FIFA World Cup programming.

Prime Video won its first ever Sports Emmy for the multiple viewing options available on Thursday Night Football in the Outstanding Interactive Experience - Event Coverage category. Meanwhile NFL Networks' NFL 360 won Outstanding Interactive Experience - Original Programming for Who If Not Us and ESPN's McEnroe vs. McEnroe took home Outstanding Digital Innovation.

Fox Sports' eye-popping Doha Set at the 2022 FIFA World Cup was awarded Outstanding Studio or Production Design/Art Direction, while NBC's XXIV Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games won for Outstanding Graphic Design - Event Show and Greatness Code from Apple TV , Religion of Sports, and UNINTERRUPTED earned Outstanding Graphic Design - Specialty.

During the ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on Monday, Emmy, Peabody, NAACP Image and Edward R. Murrow Award winning television journalist and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his long, barrier-breaking career. In addition, ESPN Sports Anchor Elle Duncan and Michael Braxton, Coca-Cola's Senior Manager of Colleges and Universities, announced the winner of the $40,000 Coca-Cola HBCU Sports Production Grant Florida A&M University's Defy the Odds. Jonathan David, class of 23 accepted on behalf of the student production team which also included Aliya Chant Everett, Brech DaValt, Tristian Hutton and advisor Edward Thomas.

Stay tuned to sportsvideo.org in the coming days for SVG's red-carpet interviews with some of evening's key winners. CLICK HERE to watch the full ceremony, CLICK HERE to see all of the night's nominees, and check out the full list of winners below:

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPECIAL

XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LIVE SERIES

Monday Night Football (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING PLAYOFF COVERAGE

NLCS: San Diego Padres vs Philadelphia Phillies (Fox | FS1)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM EVENT

XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

2022 FIFA World Cup (Fox | FS1)

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Fox NFL Sunday: Fox Sports Live MULTICAM XR Set (Fox)

OUTSTANDING AUDIO/SOUND - LIVE EVENT

XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC | USA)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - WEEKLY

Fox NFL Sunday (Fox)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - DAILY

SportsCenter (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - LIMITED RUN

Inside the NBA: Playoffs (TNT)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW IN SPANISH

Copa Mundial de la FIFA Qatar 2022 (Telemundo)

OUTSTANDING EDITED EVENT COVERAGE

Welcome to the NHL: 2022 NHL Draft (ESPN | NHL Network) [NHL Original Productions]

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPECIAL

NFL 360: The Indelible Legacy of Jimmy Raye (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING HOSTED EDITED SERIES

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO Max)

OUTSTANDING ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE

League of Legends Worlds 2022 Final: T1 vs DRX (LoLEsports.com | Twitch | YouTube) [Riot Games]

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN - EVENT/SHOW

XXIV Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (NBC | USA | CNBC | Peacock | Twitter | NBCOlympics.com)

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN - SPECIALTY

Greatness Code (Apple TV ) [Religion of Sports | UNINTERRUPTED]

OUTSTANDING STUDIO OR PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION

2022 FIFA World Cup: Doha Set (Fox | FS1)

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE - EVENT COVERAGE

Thursday Night Football: TNF Optionality (Prime Video)

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE - ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

NFL 360: Who If Not Us (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION

McEnroe vs McEnroe (ABC | ESPN | ESPN )

OUTSTANDING SHORT DOCUMENTARY

38 at the Garden (HBO Max) [Mr. Fahrenheit | GTG Entertainment]

OUTSTANDING LONG DOCUMENTARY

The Redeem Team (Netflix) [Olympic Channel | Kennedy/Marshall Company | Mandalay Sports Media | NBA Entertainment | USA Basketball | 59th & Prairie Entertainment
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