ESPN Earns Industry-Leading 59 Sports Emmy Nominations

Today, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced ESPN earned an industry-leading 59 nominations for the 44th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards, marking the 10th straight year that ESPN has led the industry. ESPN’s 59 nominations include work presented on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, SEC Network, and the ESPN App. Winners will be awarded live and in-person on Monday, May 22, at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.

A complete list of ESPN’s nominations is as follows:

Live Series
Monday Night Football (ESPN)
Saturday Night College Football (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)

Edited Event Coverage
Hey Rookie: Welcome to the NFL – The 2022 NFL Draft (ESPN)*
Welcome to the NHL: 2022 NHL Draft (ESPN+, NHL Network)*

Edited Special
SC Featured: White Men Can’t Jump – 30th Anniversary Special (ESPN+)

Hosted Edited Series
E60 (ESPN)
Eli’s Places (ESPN+)*

Studio Show – Weekly
College GameDay (ESPN)
Monday Night Countdown (ESPN)

Studio Show – Daily
Pardon the Interruption (ESPN)
SportsCenter (ESPN)

Studio Show – Limited Run
Postseason NFL Countdown (ESPN)

Outstanding Journalism
E60 Qatar’s World Cup (ESPN)
E60 Remember the Blue and Yellow (ESPN, ESPN+)
E60 The Survivor: The Remarkable Life of Shaul Ladany (ESPN)

Short Feature
College Game Day (ESPN)
Sunday NFL Countdown (ESPN)

Long Feature
Betsy & Irv (ESPN+)
SC Featured: Mind Over Matter (ESPN)
SC Featured: Seams to Heal (ESPN)

2022 College Football Playoff National Championship – “Of Grit and Glory” (ESPN)
US Open – “I Was Here” (ESPN)

Interactive Experience – Event Coverage
College Football Playoff National Championship MegaCast (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App, ABC)

Interactive Experience – Original Programming
NHL on ESPN – Ovechkin 800 (

Digital Innovation
McEnroe vs. McEnroe (ABC, ESPN, ESPN+)*

Personality/Studio Host
Rece Davis (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)
Scott Van Pelt (ESPN)

Mike Breen (ABC)
Joe Buck (ESPN)
Chris Fowler (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)

Personality/Studio Analyst
Jay Bilas (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)
Ryan Clark (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)

Personality/Event Analyst
Peyton Manning (ESPN2, ESPN+)

Molly McGrath (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)
Holly Rowe (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)
Lisa Salters (ESPN, ABC)

Personality/Emerging On-Air Talent
Andraya Carter (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, SEC Network)
Robert Griffin III (ESPN)
Eli Manning (ESPN2, ESPN+)
JJ Redick (ESPN, ESPN2, ABC)

Technical Team Event
Monday Night Football (ESPN)

Technical Team Studio
College GameDay (ESPN)

Editing Short – Form
Monday Night Football Teases (ESPN, ABC)
Outside the Lines – “Without You” (ESPN)

Writing – Short Form
Outside the Lines – “Without You” (ESPN)

Writing – Long Form
E60 – The Survivor: The Remarkable Life of Shaul Ladany (ESPN)
Yankees-Dodgers: An Uncivil War (ESPN)*

Music Direction
2022 College Football Playoff National Championship – “Of Grit and Glory” (ESPN)

Audio/Sound – Live Event
US Open (ESPN)

Graphic Design – Event/Show

George Wensel Technical Achievement Award
NHL Broadcasts – Digitally Enhanced Dasher Boards (ESPN, ABC, TNT, TBS, NHL Network)*

Studio Show in Spanish
SportsCenter (ESPN Deportes)

Feature Story in Spanish
SC Reportajes: Arraigado (ESPN Deportes)
SC Reportajes: The Real Deal (ESPN Deportes)
Un Tren a Qatar (ESPN Deportes)

On-Air Personality in Spanish
Carolina Guillén (ESPN Deportes)
Pilar Pérez (ESPN Deportes)

*External entry airing on an ESPN network.