FS1 Scores Big at Sports Emmys

Fox Sports 1 tackled eight Sports Emmy Awards to lead all content distributors, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday night.

NBC finished second with seven awards, followed by Foxsport.com’s six wins and ESPN and HBO with five awards each. FS1’s Fox Sports Live and CBS’ Super Bowl 50 coverage tied for the most individual wins with three, according to NATAS.

“This has been another amazing year for Sports television,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS in a statement. “The diverse, inclusive, and innovative programming of Sports television continues to raise the bar of what is possible in allowing the fans to view the game in new and exciting ways. In addition to the outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are also honored to salute the iconic broadcaster, Verne Lundquist, for his unique and insightful perspective on golf, basketball, football, swimming, track & field and almost every sport known to man!”

The 37th annual Sports Emmy Awards winners include:

Outstanding Live Sports Special

 Super Bowl 50 -- CBS

Outstanding Live Sports Series

Sunday Night Football -- NBC

Outstanding Playoff Coverage

 NFC Divisional Playoff NBC Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals  -- NBC

Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage

All Access: Mayweather vs. Berto: Epilogue -- Showtime

Outstanding Short Sports Documentary

SC Featured: No Excuses -- ESPN

Outstanding Long Sports Documentary

30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men -- ESPN

Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

 Hard Knocks Training Camp with the Houston Texans – HBO

Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly

College GameDay Football – ESPN

Outstanding Studio Show - Daily

MLB Tonight -- MLB Network

Outstanding Sports News Anthology

E: 60 -- ESPN2

Outstanding Sports Journalism

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel – HBO

Outstanding Short Feature

FOX Sports Live: Changing Lanes: The Siphiwe Baleka Story – FoxSports.com

Outstanding Long Feature

E:60 – Ernie Johnson – ESPN2

Outstanding Open/Tease

The 141st Kentucky Derby -- NBC

Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage

College Football Playoff National Championship -- ESPN/ESPN3/ESPNU/ESPN Goal Line Megacast

Outstanding Digital Innovation

 A Royal Reality -- Foxsports.com

Outstanding Social Tv Experience

Garbage Time With Katie Nolan -- FS1/FOXSports.com

Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host

Bob Costas -- NBC/MLB Network

Outstanding Sports Personality - Play-By-Play

Mike Emrick -- NBC/NBCSN

Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

 Bill Ripken --MLB Network

 Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Event Analyst

 Bill Raftery -- tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV/FS1

Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Reporter

Ken Rosenthal -- FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com/MLB Network

Outstanding Technical Team Remote

 Super Bowl 50 -- CBS

Outstanding Technical Team Studio

 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015-- FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com

Outstanding Camera Work

The Triple Crown -- NBC

Outstanding Editing - Short Form

 FOX Sports Live: Between the Lines – FS1

Outstanding Editing - Long Form

 FOX Sports Live Mr. 900: The Bill Fong Story – FS1

The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award

Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last -- HBO

Outstanding Music Interpretation

Kareem: Minority of One -- HBO

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound


 Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound

 Hard Knocks Training Camp with the Houston Texans -- HBO

Outstanding Live Graphic Design

2015 NBA All-Star Weekend -- TNT

Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design

ESPN Monday Night Football -- ESPN

Outstanding Studio Design/Art Direction

Inside the NBA on TNT – TNT

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction

FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 -- FOX/FS1/FOXSports.com

The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award

Super Bowl 50 – CBS

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement


Outstanding Live Sports Coverage In Spanish

 CONCACAF Cup Final -- Univision/Univision Deportes

Outstanding Studio Show In Spanish

SportsCenter Deportes -- ESPN Deportes

Outstanding On-Air Talent In Spanish

David Faitelson  -- ESPN Deportes

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