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2024 Sports Emmys: ESPN Takes Home Most Statues With Eight; CBS's Super Bowl LVIII Shines With Three Wins, Including Outstanding Live Special

22/05/2024

2024 Sports Emmys: ESPN Takes Home Most Statues With Eight; CBS's Super Bowl LVIII Shines With Three Wins, Including Outstanding Live Special By Kristian Hern ndez, Senior Editor

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 11:15 am

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ESPN led all network groups with eight wins at last night's Sports Emmy Awards, while CBS Sports and TNT Sports took home six and five trophies, respectively. CBS's coverage of Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas and ESPN's presentation of Toy Story Funday Football led all individual programs with three Emmys apiece. In the key categories, CBS won Outstanding Live Special for Super Bowl LVIII, ESPN's Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli was named Outstanding Live Series, and FOX's ALCS broadcasts of the Astros-Rangers series won for Outstanding Playoff Coverage.

Among the 46 categories were key technical awards, including Outstanding Technical Team Event going to CBS Sports for its efforts in Las Vegas and Outstanding Technical Team Studio going to ESPN for its work at the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City. The prestigious George Wensel Technical Achievement Award went to ESPN for its DragonFly Tech on Toy Story Funday Football. In addition, FOX Sports also picked up a win for Outstanding Audio/Sound - Live for its NASCAR coverage.

Lead Producer of NFL on CBS, Jim Rikhoff, accepts the night's final award for Outstanding Live Special.

Other network groups with multiple wins included YouTube with four, FOX Sports with three and two apiece for NBC Sports, HBO, NFL Network, Apple TV , Golf Channel, and Telemundo Deportes.

On the Outstanding Studio Show front, ESPN's College GameDay won in the Weekly category, MLB Network's MLB Tonight 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 its 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup programming.

Prime Video won another statute for Outstanding Interactive Experience - Event Coverage for their event coverage optionality/customization on Thursday Night Football. Meanwhile, MSG Network's Dreamcaster won for Outstanding Digital Innovation.

CBS Sports' EVP, Ops and Engineering, Patty Power, receives the award for Outstanding Technical Team Event.

ESPN continued their winning ways with Outstanding Studio or Production Design/Art Direction and Outstanding Graphic Design - Event Show for their reproduction of Andy's Room. Super League: The War for Football from Apple TV , Words Pictures, and All Rise Films earned Outstanding Graphic Design - Specialty.

During the ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on Tuesday, legendary sportscaster and three-time Emmy Award-winner James Brown was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by former CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus for his historic career. In addition, ESPN's SportsCenter anchor Elle Duncan and Dana M. Johnson, Coca-Cola's Senior Director of Frontline Strategy and Stewardship, Colleges and Universities, announced the winner of the $40,000 Coca-Cola HBCU Sports Production Grant - Florida A&M University's Field Trip. Jonathan David, Class of 24 accepted on behalf of the student production team which also included Germanie Bozeman, Tristian Hutton, Darnell Walker-Jones, and Jalon Howard, and advisor Edward Thomas.

Beyond Sports Co-Founder and CTO Nicolaas Westerhof highlighted their work with ESPN to win the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award.

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

Super Bowl LVIII, Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers (CBS)

OUTSTANDING LIVE SERIES

Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli (ESPN2/Omaha Productions)

OUTSTANDING PLAYOFF COVERAGE

American League Championship Series, Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (FOX/FS1)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM EVENT

Super Bowl LVIII - CBS

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO

NFL Draft - ESPN/ABC

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Toy Story Funday Football, DragonFly Tech (DISNEY /ESPN /NFL/Next Gen Stats/Beyond Sports/Hawk-Eye)

OUTSTANDING AUDIO/SOUND - LIVE EVENT

FOX NASCAR (FOX/FS1)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - WEEKLY

College GameDay (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - DAILY

MLB Tonight (MLB Network)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - LIMITED RUN

Inside the NBA Playoffs on TNT - TNT

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW IN SPANISH

2023 FIFA Women's World Cup (Telemundo)

OUTSTANDING EDITED EVENT COVERAGE

NFL Game Day All Access, Super Bowl LVIII (YouTube/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPECIAL

You Are Looking Live! (CBS/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING HOSTED EDITED SERIES

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO/Max)

OUTSTANDING ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP COVERAGE

League of Legends Worlds 2023 Final, T1 vs. Weibo Gaming (LoLEsports.com/Twitch/YouTube/Riot Games)

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN - EVENT/SHOW

Toy Story Funday Football (DISNEY /ESPN /BIG Studios/Beyond Sports/Silver Spoon Animation/PIXAR)

OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC DESIGN - SPECIALTY

Super League: The War for Football (Apple TV /Words Pictures/All Rise Films)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO OR PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION

Toy Story Funday Football (DISNEY /ESPN /BIG Studios/Beyond Sports/Silver Spoon Animation/PIXAR)

OUTSTANDING INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE - EVENT COVERAGE

Thursday Night Football: Event Coverage Optionality/Customization (Prime Video/Amazon MGM Studios)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION

Dreamcaster (MSG Network/MSG /Weber Shandwick/Helo)

OUTSTANDING SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Extraordinary Stories, One-Armed Wonder: The Extraordinary Story of Jimmy Hasty (UEFA.tv/Noah Media Group)

OUTSTANDING LONG DOCUMENTARY

The Deepest Breath (Netflix/A24/Motive Films/Ventureland
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