The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were the big winners at the 38th Sports Emmy Awards, held Tuesday night at a special ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Last summer’s Olympic games on NBC were honored with four Emmys, while the following events all took home two trophies apiece: Super Bowl LI, MLB on FOX, and Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. See the complete list of 2017 sports Emmy winners in all 41 categories.
As for network groups, FOX Sports Media Group won an impressive 18 Emmys throughout the evening. NBC Sports Group was next with 15 awards, followed by Turner Sports with nine trophies. Nominations leader ESPN came in with seven statuettes. This year’s annual kudos recognized outstanding achievement in sports by individuals and programs that were broadcast throughout the 2016 calendar year.
Bob Mauro, President of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, made the following announcement at the start of the ceremony: “Tonight we salute the competence, skill and grandeur that is the sports broadcasting industry. In addition to celebrating the outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are pleased to honor Brent Musburger for his long and prolific career and present him with the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Among the notable winners included Best Live Sports Special for “112th World Series,” Best Playoff Coverage for “NFC Divisional Playoff,” Best Play-by-Play Announcer for Doc Emrick, Best Sports Event Analyst for Bill Raftery, Best Sports Reporter for Craig Sager, Best Studio Analyst for Charles Barkley and Best Studio Host for Bob Costas. See all Emmy winners.
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