Emrick, Cup Final Coverage Among Those Nominated For 2010 Sports Emmy’s

As you all likely know if you’ve read this blog in the past, there is a national, sports-centered edition of the Emmys every year, and hockey is usually shut out, except for Mike Emrick, who typically gets a nomination for play-by-play work, against the other heavyweights of sports broadcasting.  Well, while that did happen again, NBC also got nominated for it’s work on the Stanley Cup Final and the promo spots for the Winter Classic.  The NHL On VERSUS finally broke thru in the same category as the Winter Classic promos, getting nominated for their “Every Second Counts” campaign.

Congrats to all, and here are all the hockey-themed Sports Emmy nominations.  There should be an NBC press release up shortly, you’ll find it here:

Outstanding LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL

MLB on FOX: The World Series – FOX

NBA Playoffs on TNT – TNT

NBC Super Bowl XLIII – NBC

Stanley Cup Final – NBC

The Breeders’ Cup World Championship – ESPN

The Indianapolis 500 – ABC

X Games 14 – ESPN

Outstanding Sports Personality ‑ PLAY‑BY‑PLAY

Mike Breen – ABC

Joe Buck – FOX

Mike Emrick – NBC

Al Michaels – NBC

Jim Nantz – CBS

Mike Tirico – ESPN

Outstanding SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT ‑ EPISODIC

2009 NASCAR on FOX – FOX

Underground

2010 NHL Winter Classic – NBC

24/7 Jimmie Johnson Race to Daytona – HBO/Ultrabland

Every Second Counts – Versus/MJZ

Look Up, One Second, Rivalry

Sunday Night Football – NBC

UPDATE: From NBC:

NEW YORK – March 18, 2010 – In a non-Olympic year, NBC Sports received 17 total Sports Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Live Sports Special for Super Bowl XLIII and the 2009 Stanley Cup Final; Outstanding Live Sports Series for “Sunday Night Football”; and nominations in individual talent categories for Bob Costas (Studio Host), Al Michaels (Play-by-Play), Cris Collinsworth (Event Analyst), Mike Emrick (Play-by-Play) and Tony Dungy (Studio Analyst – in his rookie year as a broadcaster).

NBC received five nominations in all for coverage of the NFL, three for Ironman World Championship, two for NBC Sports promotional campaigns and one each for NBCSports.com and NBCOlympics.com. The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners will be announced by the Academy on April 26.

MADDEN TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD: Legendary broadcaster John Madden will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Madden, the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time with an unprecedented 16 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality, is a Hall of Fame coach and most recently served as the game analyst for “NBC Sunday Night Football” from 2006-2009. Madden served as an NFL broadcaster for 30 years for CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC and on February 1, 2009 earned rave reviews and critical acclaim Super Bowl XLIII — his final game and 11th career Super Bowl.

“John Madden was the best analyst in the history of the National Football League and, in my opinion, the best analyst of any kind in sports television history,” said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. “John is much more than a football legend, he’s an American icon. He is the only sports television talent who resonates across all ages – kids grow up today playing his video game and watching him on TV, as their fathers grew up watching him on NFL sidelines every Sunday as the head coach with the best winning percentage in league history.”

NBC SPORTS NOMINATIONS:

·      Outstanding Live Sports Special: Super Bowl XLIII

·      Outstanding Live Sports Special: Stanley Cup Final

·      Outstanding Live Sports Series: “Sunday Night Football”

·      Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host: Bob Costas

·      Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Al Michaels

·      Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick
·      Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth

·      Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst: Tony Dungy

·      Outstanding Technical Team Remote: “Sunday Night Football”

·      Outstanding Live Event, Audio/Sound: NBC Golf Tour

·      Outstanding New Approaches – Short Format:
*      Countdown to Vancouver, NBCOlympics.com

·      Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage:
·      “Sunday Night Football” Extra, NBCSports.com

·      Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Ironman World Championship

·      Outstanding Camera Work: Ironman World Championship

·      Outstanding Editing: Ironman World Championship

·      Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic:
*      2010 NHL Winter Classic
*     “Sunday Night Football”

And from the NHL:

The NHL was well represented when the 31st annual Sports Emmy Award nominees was announced Thursday.

NBC’s production of the 2009 Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Special.

NBC also was nominated for an award for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic for its promotion of the 2010 NHL Winter Classic game, between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins at Fenway Park.

Also, NBC NHL Game of the Week play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick is a nominee for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play by Play. Emrick, who also serves as play-by-play announcer for the New Jersey Devils and Versus national telecasts, has won numerous awards throughout his illustrious career, including the 2004 Lester Patrick Award for contributions to hockey in the U.S., and he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008.

The Awards will be given out April 26.

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