FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
NFL & HORSE RACING COVERAGE LEAD NBC SPORTS GROUP TO 7 SPORTS EMMY AWARDS
For 7th Time in 8 Years, Sunday Night Football Wins Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Series
Triple Crown Horse Racing Coverage Captures a Pair of Emmys
Bob Costas Wins 27th Sports Emmy; Mike “Doc” Emrick Wins Sports Emmy for 3rd Consecutive Year
NASCAR Promotional Campaign Earns Honors
NEW YORK, NY – May 10, 2016 – NBC Sports Group tonight won seven Sports Emmy Awards for excellence in sports television production, including two apiece for NFL and Triple Crown horse racing coverage, individual honors for Bob Costas and Mike “Doc” Emrick, and one award for its NASCAR promotional campaign. The awards were presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 show for five consecutive years, won for Outstanding Live Sports Series for the seventh time in eight years. NBC’s NFL production team also won for Outstanding Playoff Coverage for its presentation of the Green Bay Packers-Arizona Cardinals NFC Divisional Playoff overtime thriller.
NBC Sports Group earned two Sports Emmys for its coverage of American Pharoah’s historic 2015 Triple Crown run: winning for Outstanding Camera Work for the entire Triple Crown series, and taking honors for Outstanding Open/Tease for the 141st Kentucky Derby, narrated by Ashley Judd.
Bob Costas was named Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host, his 27th career Emmy, and fifth in the past six years. Costas is the host of Football Night in America, the most-watched weekly studio show in sports.
Mike “Doc” Emrick, who leads NBC Sports’ NHL broadcast team, won his third consecutive Emmy and fourth in six years for Outstanding Sports Personality-Play by Play.
In NBC’s first season televising NASCAR since 2006, its NASCAR on NBC – America, Start Your Engines campaign, featuring Nick Offerman, won for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement.
Following is the list of NBC Sports Group’s Sports Emmy winners:
- Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Bob Costas (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick (NBC/NBCSN)
- Outstanding Live Sports Series: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
- Outstanding Playoff Coverage: NFL Divisional Playoffs – Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals (NBC)
- Outstanding Open/Tease: The 141st Kentucky Derby – Opening Tease (NBC)
- Outstanding Camera Work: The Triple Crown (NBC)
- Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: NASCAR on NBC – America, Start Your Engines (NBC)
A complete list of winners will be made available at www.emmyonline.org.
–NBC Sports Group–