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NBC SPORTS GROUP GARNERS 38 SPORTS EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

NBCUniversal’s Coverage of XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang Leads All Programs With 12 Nominations

Sunday Night Football Nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series, Up for 10th Win in 11 Years

GOLF Channel Earns Record Seven Nominations

Telemundo Earns Record Seven Nominations for its Spanish-language Coverage, Headlined by the 2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 TOUR Championship and 150th Belmont Stakes Earn Outstanding Live Sports Nominations

Mike “Doc” Emrick, Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya, Andres Cantor, and Miguel Gurwitz Earn Outstanding Sports Personality Nominations

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 3, 2019 – NBC Sports Group earned 38 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2018, highlighted by 12 nominations for its coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea – the most of any single program this year.

The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Winners will be announced by the Academy on Monday, May 20, at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s nominations:

  • NBC Sports Group’s 38 nominations are the second most it has ever received in a Winter Olympic year;
  • NBC Sports Group’s coverage of PyeongChang 2018 receives 12 nominations, the most for any single program;
  • Sunday Night Football – primetime television’s No. 1 show – is nominated again for Outstanding Live Sports Series, which it has won nine times in the past 10 years;
  • GOLF Channel earns seven nominations, a record for the network;
  • Telemundo earns a record seven nominations, headlined by its Spanish-language coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup;
  • Mike “Doc” Emrick, who has won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play in five consecutive years, and six of the last eight, is nominated once again in the category;
  • Mike Tirico is nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host for his work on the PyeongChang Olympics, Football Night In America, Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup horse racing, and golf coverage;
  • Cris Collinsworth, who has won 16 Sports Emmys, is nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play;
  • Michele Tafoya, a two-time winner of the Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter Emmy, was nominated for the eighth time in the eight-year history of the category;
  • Andres Cantor, winner of three Sports Emmys, and Miguel Gurwitz were nominated for Outstanding On-Air Talent in Spanish.

NBC Sports Group earns a total of 38 nominations, including a record seven nominations for both GOLF Channel and Telemundo, as well as the first ever nomination for The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

The complete list of NBC Sports Group nominations are as follows:

  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: 2018 TOUR Championship – PGA TOUR (NBC/GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: The 150th Belmont Stakes (NBC)
  • Outstanding Live Sports Series: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
  • Outstanding Live Sports Series: Golf Channel on NBC (NBC/GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Short Sports Documentary: 27 Years: The Exoneration of Valentino Dixon (GOLF Channel Films)
  • Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly: Football Night In America (NBC)
  • Outstanding Studio Show – Daily: The Dan Patrick Show (NBCSN)
  • Outstanding Open/Tease: XXIII Olympic Winter Games: Always Start with the Dreams (NBC)
  • Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/NBCOlympics.com)
  • Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage: Premier League (NBC/NBCSN)
  • Outstanding Social TV Experience: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Mike Tirico (NBC/GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play: Mike Emrick (NBC/NBCSN)
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
  • Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter: Michele Tafoya (NBC)
  • Outstanding Technical Team Remote: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC/ NBCSN/CNBC/USA)
  • Outstanding Technical Team Studio: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC/ NBCSN/CNBC/USA)
  • Outstanding Camera Work: XXIII Olympic Winter Games: Always Start with the Dreams (NBC)
  • Outstanding Editing – Short Form: Morning Drive: Parscription: The Gary Smith Story (GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Editing – Long Form: Birthright: Becoming Toby Dawson (The Olympic Channel)
  • Outstanding Editing – Long Form: Golf Central: Meet Don Byers (GOLF Channel)
  • The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award: XXIII Olympic Winter Games: Always Start with the Dreams (NBC)
  • The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award: XXIII Olympic Winter Games: Mexico City 1968 (NBC)
  • The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award: Golf Central: Meet Don Byers (GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
  • Outstanding Live Graphic Design: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC/NBCSN/CNBC/USA/MSNBC)
  • Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
  • Outstanding Studio or Production Design/Art Direction: XXIII Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
  • The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: Notre Dame Football: Single Stream HDR With Atmos (NBC)
  • The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: Tour de France: Raptor Smartglasses (NBC/NBCSN)
  • Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: XXIII Olympic Winter Games: Best of U.S. (NBC)
  • Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement: 2018 Copa Mundial de la FIFA (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish: 2018 Copa Mundial de la FIFA (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish: Copa Libertadores 2018 Final – River Plate vs. Boca Juniors (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Debate Mundial (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Hoy en La Copa (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding On-Air Talent in Spanish: Andrés Cantor (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding On-Air Talent in Spanish: Miguel Gurwitz (Telemundo)

A complete list of nominees is available at www.emmyonline.org.

–NBC SPORTS GROUP–

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