NBC Sports Group Leads Sports Emmy Winners
Captures nine awards; ESPN grabs six
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/1/2012 12:09:14 PM
NBC was again paced by its football coverage, winning six of the network's awards. Sunday Night Football won for Outstanding Live Sports Series for the fourth straight year, with analyst Chris Collinsworth, studio host Bob Costas and sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya taking home Outstanding Sports Personality in their respective categories. The network also won for its playoff coverage on Wild Card Saturday and an Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction for its Sunday Night Football open with Faith Hill.
ESPN was second in trophies with six. The network's investigative series Outside the Lines took home three awards for Long Feature, Short Feature and Editing. ESPN's primetime newsmagazine E:60 won in the Short Feature category as well. The network also won a few technical awards for Graphic Design (Sport Science) and Technical Team Remote for its Winter X Games presentation.
Jack Whitaker, sports commentator and essayist received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to view the presentation.
The rest of the winners were: Turner (5), Fox Sports Media Group (5), CBS (4), HBO (3), MLB Network (3), NFL Network (2) and PGA.com.
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