Super Night for CBS at Sports Emmys and Verne Lundquist; Fox Takes Home 10 Emmys, While ESPN Wins 9

The 37th Annual Sports Emmy Awards were held tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City and it was a night less about big winners and more about honoring the great accomplishments of the past 12 months. All of the top production teams from across the networks had a chance to step to the stage (most notably the CBS Sports team for its work on Super Bowl 50). And maybe that was for the best as it allowed Verne Lundquist’s lifetime achievement award to be the true highlight of the evening, honoring a career that has made a Lundquist a part of every American sports fan’s TV viewing experience and memories.

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus (left) had the honor of introducing long-time CBS Sports announcer Verne Lundquist at the Sports Emmys on May 10. Lundquist received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus (left) had the honor of introducing long-time CBS Sports announcer Verne Lundquist at the Sports Emmys on May 10. Lundquist received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The final Emmy count was Fox with 10; ESPN with nine; NBC with seven; CBS with four; HBO with five; TNT and MLB Network with three each; NFL Films with two; and Univision and Showtime with one each.

LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL: CBS Sports for Super Bowl 50

LIVE SPORTS SERIES: NBC Sports for Sunday Night Football

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: CBS Sports for the deployment of EyeVision 360 at Super Bowl 50

STUDIO SHOW DAILY: MLB Network for “MLB Tonight”

STUDIO SHOW WEEKLY: ESPN for “College GameDay”

SPORTS PERSONALITY STUDIO HOST: Bob Costas for his work on both NBC and MLB Network

SPORTS PERSONALITY PLAY-BY-PLAY: Mike “Doc” Emrick for his work on NHL coverage for NBC

TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO: Fox Sports for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

CAMERA WORK: NBC Sports for The Triple Crown

LIVE EVENT AUDIO/SOUND: Fox Sports for NASCAR on Fox

SPORTS NEWS ANTHOLOGY: ESPN2 for “E:60”

PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION: Fox Sports for 2015 FIFA Women World Cup

SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE: FS1 and FoxSports.com for “Garbage Time With Katie Nolan”

LIVE GRAPHIC DESIGN: TNT for 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend

 

STUDIO DESIGN/ART DIRECTION: TNT for “Inside the NBA on TNT”

DIGITAL INNOVATION: Fox Sports.com for “A Royal Reality”

EDITING, LONG FORM: Fox Sports for “Mr. 900: The Bill Fong Story”

SPORTS PERSONALITY SPORTS REPORTER: Ken Rosenthal takes home the Emmy for his work on Fox Sports

SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT: NBC Sports for NASCAR on NBC

POST-PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND: HBO and NFL Films snag the award thanks to “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans”

MUSIC INTERPRETATION: HBO for “Kareem: Minority of One”

SPORTS PERSONALITY SPORTS EVENT ANALYST: Bill Raftery took home the award for his work during March Madness for CBS/TBS/TNT/TruTV

LIVE SPORTS COVERAGE IN SPANISH: Univision for its coverage of the CONCACAF Cup Final, USA vs. Mexico

STUDIO SHOW IN SPANISH: ESPN Deportes for “SportsCenter Deportes”

ON-AIR TALENT IN SPANISH: David Faitelson for his work on ESPN Deportes

OPEN/TEASE: NBC Sports for the 141st Kentucky Derby

SPORTS JOURNALISM: HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel took home the award for “Uncaged: Domestic Violence in MMA”

TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE: CBS Sports for Super Bowl 50

POST-PRODUCED GRAPHIC DESIGN: ESPN for Monday Night Football

SERIALIZED SPORTS DOCUMENTARY: HBO and NFL Films for “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans”

EDITING, SHORT FORM: Fox Sports Live FS1 for “Between the Lines”

EDITED SPORTS COVERAGE: Showtime for “All Access: Mayweather vs. Berto: Epilogue”

TRANS-MEDIA SPORTS COVERAGE: ESPN for the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Megacast

LONG FEATURE: ESPN2’s E:60 for its report on Ernie Johnson

SPORTS PERSONALITY STUDIO ANALYST: Bill Ripken for his work at MLB Network

LONG SPORTS DOCUMENTARY: ESPN’s 30 for 30: “Of Miracles and Men” (ESPN Films/Hock Films Productions/Maggievision)

PLAYOFF COVERAGE: NBC Sports for its NFC Divisional Playoff coverage of the Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals

THE DICK SCHAAP  WRITING AWARD:  HBO for Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last

SHORT FEATURE: Fox Sports for Changing Lanes: The Siphiwe Baleka Story

SHORT SPORTS DOCUMENTARY: ESPN for SC Featured: No Excuses