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ESPN, Inc. – 46 Sports Emmy Nominations

E:60, SportsCenter Lead the Way; First Nominations for


ESPN, Inc. received 46 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2013 across its platforms (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, and, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  The winners will be announced Tuesday, May 6, in New York.


The company’s initiatives in enterprise journalism and storytelling led the way – six nods for E:60, four for SportsCenter, ESPN Films earned three nominations including one for the 30 for 30 documentary series and two for  ESPN Deportes gained four nominations including three for the first-ever Studio Show in Spanish category. Jose Ramon Fernandez is nominated in the first-ever On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish category. earned its first three nominations for the Nine for IX series.


ESPN also earned two nods in the Live Special category, for the NBA Finals on ABC and for the Wimbledon Gentleman’s Championship.


ESPN garnered nominations in 29 of the 39 categories for 2013.


Overall, ESPN has won 153 Sports Emmy Awards in 26 years of eligibility.  ABC Sports won 160 from 1980 – 2008.


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

Live Special                                   2013 NBA Finals (Heat vs. Spurs) (ABC)

The Championships, Wimbledon

Live Series                                     College Football (ABC)

Monday Night Football

Edited Special                                Keep Climbing – The 2013 Elite 11

Sports Documentary Series           30 for 30                             

                                                      Nine for IX (

Studio Show/weekly                       College Gameday (football)

                                                      Monday Night Countdown

Studio Show/daily                          Olbermann (ESPN2)

Pardon the Interruption


News Anthology                             E:60 (ESPN2)

Journalism                                     E:60 – Children of the Ring (ESPN2)

Short Feature                                 E:60 – Shear Will (ESPN2)

                                                      SportsCenter – Richie Parker: Drive

                                                      Sunday NFL Countdown – O.J. Brigance: Heart of the Ravens

Long Feature                                  30 for 30 Shorts – The Irrelevant Giant (

30 for 30 Shorts – Cutthroat (

SportsCenter – The Lady Jags: Losing to Win

                                                      SportsCenter – Carry On

Open/Tease                                    2013 Open Championship – Fish on Tartan

New Approaches –                         Nine for IX – Coach (

Sports Programming                   

New Approaches – Short Format    Numbers Never Lie Whiteboard – LeBron James Can Surpass Michael Jordan (ESPN2)

Play by Play                                   Mike Breen (ABC)

Event Analyst                                 Kirk Herbstreit

Reporter                                         Lisa Salters

Technical Team Remote                 Monday Night Football

Technical Team Studio                  College Gameday

Camerawork                                   E:60 – Children of the Ring (ESPN2)

Writing                                           E:60 – The Ballard of the Bushwacker (ESPN2)

ESPN Grand Slam Tennis – Wimbledon & US Open (ABC)

Music Composition/Direction         Nine for IX – The Diplomat (


Live Event Audio/Sound                NASCAR on ESPN (ABC)

Post-Produced Audio/Sound          Sport Science

Live Graphic Design                        Monday Night Football

                                                      X Games

Post-Produced Graphic Design      2013 Heisman Trophy Presentation

                                                      E:60 (ESPN2)

                                                      Sport Science

Prod.Design/Art Direction              NFL Draft

Promo – Institutional                     NBA Playoffs – Playoff Promo

Studio Show in Spanish                Futbol Picante (ESPN Deportes)

Nacion (ESPN Deportes)

SportsCenter (ESPN Deportes)

On-Air Personality in Spanish        Jose Ramon Fernandez

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