NBC Sports Coverage of Olympics, NFL, Lead to Winning Night at Emmys

NBC Sports dominated the 34th Annual Sports Emmy Awards as its work on the London Olympics and NFL coverage (including Super Bowl XLVI) led the network to an 11-win evening. HBO also had a strong night, bringing home six awards while Turner Sports and ESPN each snagged four awards. The tally for each network was: NBC: 10; HBO: 6; ESPN: 5; Turner: 4; NFL Films: 3; NFL Network: 3; MLB Network: 3; Fox: 2; CBS: 2; and Showtime and Red Bull Media each with 1.

Here is the complete list of winners:

George Wensel Technical Achievement award: NBC Olympics for the XXX Olympiad multi-screen experience

Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound: NASCAR on Fox

Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: NCAA March Madness, “Brackets Everywhere” from TBS

Outstanding Studio Show, Weekly: “Inside the NFL,” Showtime, CBS, and NFL Films

Outstanding Long Feature: HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Tragic Hero

Outstanding Editing: HBO’s “24.7 Pacquiao-Marquez 4”

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: “Episodic: A Football Life,” won by NFL Network and NFL Films

Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Reporter: Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports Network and Tom Verducci, MLB Network

Outstanding Graphic Design: MLB Network for its Division Series “The Scrapbook”

Outstanding Sports Documentary: “Namath” on HBO

Outstanding Technical Team, Studio: Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBC Sports

Outstanding New Approaches, Sports Programing Short Format: ESPN for “Sport Science”

Outstanding Playoff Coverage: Another tie as Fox Sports won for its National League Championship Series coverage (Cardinals vs. Giants) and the NBA Playoffs on TNT

Outstanding Camera Work: ESPN’s “Outside the Lines: Breaking the Silence”

Outstanding Edited Sports Special: CBS Sports for “One Heartbeat”

Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics: HBO Films for “Namath”

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement-Institutional: ESPN for “It’s Not Crazy It’s Sports” and TBS for “NCAA March Madness: Brackets Everywhere”

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

Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage: Red Bull Stratos, “Space Jump”

Outstanding Open/Tease: NBA on TNT for its All-Star Game Tease

Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound: HBO Films for “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins”

Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth, NBC

The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award:  The Games of the XXX Olympiad and NBC for “Measure & Motion”

Outstanding New Approaches in Sports Programming: Games of the XXX Olympiad, NBCOlympics.com

Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology: HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”

Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Analyst: Charles Barkley, TNT/NBA TV

Outstanding Sports Journalism: ESPN’s “E60: Beitar Jerusalem”

Outstanding Technical Team Remote: ESPN 3D for the Winter X Games 2012

Outstanding Short Feature: The NFL Network for “NFL Game Day Morning: Immaculate Remembrance

Outstanding Live Sports Series: “NBC Sunday Night Football”

Outstanding New Approaches, Studio Show-Daily: “MLB Tonight,” MLB Network

Outstanding Live Event Turnaround: NBC Sports for Games of the XXX Olympiad

Outstanding Live Sports Special: NBC Sports for Super Bowl XLVI

Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host: Bob Costas, NBC Sports

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