NBC and HBO Lead the Way at Sports Emmys
Al Michaels honored with Lifetime Achievement award
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/3/2011 11:27:06 AM
NBC was paced by its football coverage, winning four of the network's seven awards. Sunday Night Football won for Outstanding Live Sports Series, Chris Collinsworth (sports event analyst) and Bob Costas (studio host) also received awards. Mike Emrick, who anchors the network's NHL coverage won as well. Last February's Winter Olympics coverage won NBC three awards, including Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming.
NBC's Sunday Night Football play-by-play man Al Michaels was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
For HBO, the sixth installment of its popular Hard Knocks series, featuring the New York Jets won three awards, including Outstanding Edited Sports Series. Two of the network's 24/7 docu-series were honored. 24/7 Jimmie Johnson Race to Daytona won for Outstanding Editing and 24/7: Penguins-Captials: Road to the NHL Winter Classic won for Outstanding Edited Sports Special. Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel took home the award for Outstanding Sports Journalism. Lombardi won for Outstanding Sports Documentary.
The rest of the networks were: CBS (6), ESPN (5), ABC (3), Fox (3), ESPN2 (2), MLB Network (2) and DirecTV, NBCOlympics.com, NBCLearn.com and NFL Network with one apiece.
For the complete list of winners, go here.
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