Hockey All Over the 2012 Sports Emmy Nominations
March 20, 2012 Leave a comment
The people that work hard to bring you hockey games nationally night in and night out – and the folks behind HBO’s 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic – were rewarded more than ever in the 2012 Sports Emmy nominations.
Mike “Doc” Emrick was once again nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play for his work on NBC and VERSUS. He’s been nominated for each of the past five years, winning for the first time in 2011. In addition, Pierre McGuire was nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Reporter. It is his first nomination for the Sports Emmys, and the first nomination for any hockey personality other than Emrick since at least before the lockout.
NBC and VERSUS received two additional nominations for their coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Canucks. The two networks’ coverage of the series was nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Special. The much beloved Stanley Cup commercial “No Words”, featuring NHL players unable to properly articulate their emotion upon winning the beloved trophy, was nominated for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic.
As I mentioned, 24/7 Rangers-Flyers: Road to the Winter Classic was very much rewarded. The miniseries received six nominations, including the Dick Schaap Writing Award, and nominations for post-production, editing, camera work, and Best Open/Tease, as well as being nominated along with “No Words” in the promotional category.
The NBC Sports Group was nominated for 32 Sports Emmys, second to only ESPN with 55. The 2012 Sports Emmys will announce the winners on April 30th in New York City.
(Source: Sports Emmys)