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ESPN, Inc. – 41 Sports Emmy Nominations

Outside the Lines, E:60 Lead the Way; First Three Nominations for


ESPN, Inc. received 41 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2012 across its platforms (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN 3D, ABC, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The winners will be announced Monday, May 6, in New York.


The company’s initiatives in enterprise journalism and storytelling led the way – five nods for E:60, four for Outside the Lines, ESPN Films earned four nominations including two for 30 for 30 documentaries, and three for, the site’s first nominations. OTL has won 14 Sports Emmy Awards in history, including three last year. gained two nominations in New Approaches – Sports Programming with “The Arnold Palmer” and “Royce White Battles Anxiety on Draft Day” as well as one in New Approaches – Short Format for “Story Time with Jalen Rose.”


Monday Night Football, the most-watched series in cable television, was nominated in Live Series and its analyst Jon Gruden was nominated for the fourth consecutive year and reporter Lisa Salters received her first-ever nod. In technical categories, ESPN 3D garnered a pair of nominations, including in Technical Team Remote for the Winter X Games for which the network won in 2012. Also, last summer’s UEFA Euro 2012 month-long tournament received nominations in Technical Team Studio and in Graphic Design.


Overall, ESPN has won 148 Sports Emmy Awards in 25 years of eligibility. ABC Sports won 160 from 1980 – 2008.


ESPN’s nominations by category (all are ESPN, except as noted):

Live Special Indianapolis 500 (ABC)

Live Series Monday Night Football

Edited Special Outside the Lines – Believe

Sports Documentary 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story (ESPN2)

The Announcement

Edited Series 30 for 30

Studio Show/weekly College GameDay

Studio Show/daily NFL Live (ESPN2)

Pardon the Interruption

Journalism E:60 – Beitar Jerusalem (ESPN2)

E:60 – Busted Coverage (ESPN2)

Short Feature College GameDay – Fist Bump: A Brotherly Bond

E:60 – Perfect (ESPN2)

SportsCenter – Kick of Hope

SportsCenter – Run with Me

Long Feature E:60 – Mike Powell: In Relentless Pursuit (ESPN2)

New Approaches – Unite (ESPNU)

Sports Programming Royce White Battles Anxiety on Draft Day (

The Arnold Palmer (

New Approaches – Short Format ESPNU Unite Social Highlight (ESPNU)

Story Time with Jalen Rose (

Numbers Never Lie Whiteboard (ESPN2)

Play by Play Mike Breen (ABC)

Event Analyst Jon Gruden

Reporter Lisa Salters

Technical Team Remote The Masters (ESPN 3D with CBS)

Winter X Games (ESPN 3D)

Technical Team Studio UEFA Euro 2012

Camerawork E:60 – Remember Bluffton (ESPN2)

Outside the Lines – Breaking the Silence

Editing Grand Slam Tennis (ESPN2)

Outside the Lines – Breaking the Silence

Writing The Open Championship – Old

The Open Championship – Essays

30 for 30 – Ghosts of Ole Miss

Graphic Design UEFA Euro 2012

Sport Science (ESPN-ESPN2-ESPNEWS)

Prod.Design/Art Direction Outside the Lines – Defiance: The Story of FC Start

Promo – Institutional “It’s not crazy, it’s sports.”

“Nothing Beats First Place”

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