NBC CAPTURES 17 SPORTS EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Costas, Michaels, Collinsworth, Dungy & Emrick Nominated
Madden to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Super Bowl XLIII and 2009 Stanley Cup Final Nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Special
“Sunday Night Football” Nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series
NEW YORK – March 18, 2010 – In a non-Olympic year, NBC Sports received 17 total Sports Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Live Sports Special for Super Bowl XLIII and the 2009 Stanley Cup Final; Outstanding Live Sports Series for “Sunday Night Football”; and nominations in individual talent categories for Bob Costas (Studio Host), Al Michaels (Play-by-Play), Cris Collinsworth (Event Analyst), Mike Emrick (Play-by-Play) and Tony Dungy (Studio Analyst – in his rookie year as a broadcaster).
NBC received five nominations in all for coverage of the NFL, three for Ironman World Championship, two for NBC Sports promotional campaigns and one each for NBCSports.com and NBCOlympics.com. The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners will be announced by the Academy on April 26.
MADDEN TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD: Legendary broadcaster John Madden will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Madden, the most honored NFL broadcaster of all time with an unprecedented 16 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Analyst/Personality, is a Hall of Fame coach and most recently served as the game analyst for “NBC Sunday Night Football” from 2006-2009. Madden served as an NFL broadcaster for 30 years for CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC and on February 1, 2009 earned rave reviews and critical acclaim Super Bowl XLIII — his final game and 11th career Super Bowl.
“John Madden was the best analyst in the history of the National Football League and, in my opinion, the best analyst of any kind in sports television history,” said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. “John is much more than a football legend, he’s an American icon. He is the only sports television talent who resonates across all ages – kids grow up today playing his video game and watching him on TV, as their fathers grew up watching him on NFL sidelines every Sunday as the head coach with the best winning percentage in league history.”
NBC SPORTS NOMINATIONS:
- Outstanding Live Sports Special: Super Bowl XLIII
- Outstanding Live Sports Special: Stanley Cup Final
- Outstanding Live Sports Series: “Sunday Night Football”
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host: Bob Costas
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Al Michaels
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth
- Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst: Tony Dungy
- Outstanding Technical Team Remote: “Sunday Night Football”
- Outstanding Live Event, Audio/Sound: NBC Golf Tour
Outstanding New Approaches – Short Format:
- Countdown to Vancouver, NBCOlympics.com
Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage:
- “Sunday Night Football” Extra, NBCSports.com
- Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Ironman World Championship
- Outstanding Camera Work: Ironman World Championship
- Outstanding Editing: Ironman World Championship
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Episodic:
- 2010 NHL Winter Classic
- “Sunday Night Football”
A complete list of nominees is available at www.emmyonline.org.