Nominees For 39th Annual SPORTS EMMY AWARDS Announced

Nominees For 39th Annual SPORTS EMMY AWARDS AnnouncedThe National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.

"The world of sports television grows larger with each passing year and this year was no exception," said Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS. "The 39th Sports Emmy Awards encompassed a record-setting number of entries across multiple categories and the level of quality continues to show the growth and seemingly, unlimited potential of what is available for the sports viewing audience."

"This looks to be a wide-open competition this year," said Steve Ulrich, Senior Vice President, Sports Emmy Awards. "There are newcomers in many categories, and coupled with content creator extraordinaire BARRY Frank receiving the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, it should be an exciting evening."

Nominations were announced in 40 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Sports Series and Playoff Coverage, three Documentary categories, Outstanding New Media, Outstanding Play-by-Play Announcer and Studio Host, among others.

Yangaroo, Inc. is the official provider of the Digital Media Distribution System Awards Management Solution ("DMDS") for the submission, judging and voting of all categories for the 39th Annual Sports Emmy Awards. Accounting services for the competition are provided by the firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP. United Airlines is the official airline of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional, non-profit service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Daytime Creative Arts, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering. NATAS membership consists of over 16,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. BEYOND awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.

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30 for 30 ESPN

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[Ross Greenburg Productions/

Stone & Company Entertainment/

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NHL Live NBC/NBCSN

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[Rydholm Projects]

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[AT&T]

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College GameDay ESPN

A Different Wave

College GameDay WatchESPN

Melvin Keihn

Golf Central Golf Channel

Limitless: The Jim Hunt Story

SC Featured ESPN

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Thursday Night Kickoff CBS/NFL Network

Kate Foster: A Letter to My Younger

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Searching for Schuye

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Underdog

SC Featured ESPN

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2017 NBA ON TNT TNT

The Response

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AFC Championship CBS

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2017 ELEAGUE on TBS and twitch.tv tbs/twitch.tv

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament NCAA.com

NCAA March Madness Live

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MegaCast ESPNU/ESPNEWS/

ESPN Deportes/ESPN Goal Line/

ESPN Classic/ESPN SEC Network/ESPN3

Hard Knocks HBO

Training Camp With The Tampa Bay Buccaneers [NFL Films]

HBO Boxing HBO

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2017 Game of Zones Bleacher Report

Father of Balls

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NCAA March Madness Virtual Reality

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riding the longest wave in the world

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100,000 Cameras FOX

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MLB Tonight MLB Network

The Fans Make The Show: MLB TONIGHT Social Takeover

NASCAR Throwback NBCSN

SportsCenter on Snapchat ESPN/Snapchat

The 143rd KENTUCKY DERBY NBC

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Rece Davis ESPN

Ernie Johnson tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV

Bob Ley ESPN

Curt Menefee FOX

Dan Patrick NBC

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY - PLAY-BY-PLAY

Mike Breen ABC

Joe Buck FOX/FS1

Mike 'Doc" Emrick NBC/NBCSN

Jim Nantz tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV/NFL Network

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Alexi Lalas FS1/FS2

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Harold Reynolds MLB Network

Michael Strahan FOX

Tom Verducci MLB Network/FOX

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ANALYST

Gary Danielson CBS

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Kirk Herbstreit ESPN/ABC

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John Smoltz FOX/FS1/MLB Network

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Allie LaForce tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV

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US Open ESPN

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MLB Tonight MLB Network

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Super Bowl LII NFL Network

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[Echo Bay Media]

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[Glen Keane Productions/Granity Studios/

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[Nat Geo Studios/Dirty Robber]

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[IMG Productions]

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Teasing John Malkovich

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Opening Day Essay

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30 for 30 ESPN

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Believe Entertainment Group]

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[NFL Films]

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The More Things Change, "The Letter"

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MLB on FOX FOX/FS1/MLB Network

NASCAR on FOX FOX/FS1

NASCAR on NBC NBC/NBCSN

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Blood Road iTunes

[Red BULL Media House]

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Super Bowl LII [CBS Sports/NFL Films]

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[NASCAR Productions]

The 118th ARMY-NAVY GAME CBS

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2017 ELEAGUE on TBS tbs

2017 NBA All-Star Weekend on TNT TNT

2017 NBA FINALS ABC

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College Basketball ESPN/ESPN2

League of Legends YouTube

[Riot Games]

OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED GRAPHIC DESIGN

CBS Thursday Night Football/NFL Today CBS/NFL Network

NFL Quick Facts

Dear Basketball Verizon

[Glen Keane Productions/Granity Studios/

Believe Entertainment Group]

Fantasy Football Marathon ESPN2

Monday Night Football ESPN

NFL on NBC NBC

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DIRECTION

AFC Championship CBS

Teasing John Malkovich

El Clasico Coming to America ESPN

[DLP Media Group]

Sunday Night Football NBC

Oh Sunday Night

The 118th ARMY-NAVY GAME CBS

The More Things Change

Thursday Night Football Presents... CBS/NFL Network

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THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2017 ELEAGUE on TBS tbs

ELEAGUE Augmented Reality

FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOXSports.com

C360

NHL on DIRECTV: Penguins at Golden Knights DIRECTV

First Live 4K HDR Linear Broadcast

Sunday Night Baseball ESPN

Front Row Cam

The 35th America's Cup NBCSN

Flytime

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV

The Arrival

A Football Life NFL Network

Circle of Life [NFL Films]

FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOX/FS1

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Daytona 500 - Daytona Day

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games The Networks of NBC Universal

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La Finales de la NBA ESPN Deportes

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La Previa UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Final FOX Deportes

Rumbo Al Mundial Telemundo

Fecha Final

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Andrés Cantor Telemundo

José Ramón Fernández ESPN Deportes

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