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ESPN LEADS PACK WITH 31 SPORTS EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Published March 29, 1996
The '95 Sports Emmys will be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences April 22 at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel. The number of nomination, as broken down by broadcast and cable outlets: ESPN 31 HBO 12 CNN 1 NBC 24 SYN 7 MTV 1 Fox 17 CBS 4 PRIME 1 ABC 13 ESPN2 4 TNT 1 Among the nominees are ... OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL: AFC Championship (NBC), NFC Championship (Fox), Cal Ripken 2131 (ESPN), 1995 Orange Bowl (NBC), Indianapolis 500 (ABC). OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES: Fox NHL Sunday (Fox), ESPN Speedworld (ESPN), Monday Night Football (ABC), NBC Golf Tour (NBC), NFL on NBC (NBC). OUTSTANDING EDITED SPECIAL (Quick Turn-around): Tour de France (ABC), Extreme Games -- Review Show (ESPN), Wimbledon '95 (NBC), Outside the Lines: Playball -- Opening Day in America (ESPN), World Figure Skating Championships (NBC). OUTSTANDING EDITED SPECIAL (Long Turn-around): Road to Super Bowl XXIX (NFL Films/SYN), Lillehammer, an Olympic Diary (CBS), Ironman Triathlon World Championship (NBC), Rebels with a Cause: The Story of the AFL (HBO), Six Days to Sunday (TNT/NFL Films). OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES/ANTHOLOGIES: MTV Sports (MTV), NBA Inside Stuff (NBC/NBA Entertainment), NBC Sportsworld (NBC), Wide World of Sports (ABC), NFL Films Presents (SYN/NFL). OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY, STUDIO HOST: Greg Gumbel (NBC), Bob Costas (NBC), Chris Berman (ESPN), James Brown (Fox), John Saunders (ABC/ESPN). OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY, PLAY BY PLAY: Al Michaels (ABC), Dick Enberg (NBC), Keith Jackson (ABC), Marv Albert (NBC), Jon Miller (ESPN). OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY, ANALYST (Commentary): Jimmy Johnson (Fox), Mike Ditka (NBC), John Madden (Fox), Tim McCarver (ABC), Tom Jackson (ESPN). TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE: Extreme Games (ESPN/ESPN2), Fox NFL Sunday (Fox), Speedworld (ESPN), America's Cup (ESPN). TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO: Fox NHL Sunday (Fox), Monday Night Football, Opening Teases (ABC), Fox NFL Sunday (Fox). FILM CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Inside the NFL (HBO/NFL Films), Atlanta '96: America's Games (NBC), NFL Films Presents: Summer Harvest (NFL Films), Surfer Magazine (ESPN). ELECTRONIC CAMERAPERSONS: Windsurf Wilderness (Prime), America's Cup, Extreme Games (ESPN/ESPN2), Speedworld (ESPN). FILM EDITING: Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life & Death of a Champion (HBO), Road to Super Bowl XXIX (NFL Films /SYN), Fields of Fire: Sports in the '60s (HBO/Black Canyon Productions), Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO). VIDEOTAPE EDITING: Fox NFL Sunday (Fox), Monday Night Football: Monday Night Symphony (ABC), NBC Sports On-Air Promotion: Baseball's Back; Can They Fly? (NBC), Ironman Triathlon World Champ. (NBC/World Triathlon Corp.), NBA Showtime: Goodbye to the Garden (NBC), Fox NHL Sunday (Fox). WRITING: Figure Skating -- Goodbye My Friend, by Tiffany Trigg (ABC); Ironman Triathlon, by Phil Liggett, Ken Murrah, Al Trautwig and Al Szymanski (ABC/World Triathlon Corp.); SportsCenter -- Mascot Injuries, Mickey Mantle Obituary, by Keith Olbermann (ESPN); Sporting Life with Jim Huber -- Serena's Song, by Jim Huber (CNN); Sunday SportsDay -- Sporting Life, by Dick Schaap (ESPN); NBC Nightly News -- Mickey Mantle Tribute, by Bob Costas (NBC). GRAPHIC DESIGN: Fox NFL Sunday (Fox), World Track and Field Championships (ABC), Extreme Games (ESPN/ESPN2), 1996 Olympic Hallmark (NBC). MUSIC: Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life & Death of a Champion (HBO), Fox NFL Sunday: Promotions (Fox). SOUND/AUDIO: Inside the NFL: Sounds of the Season (HBO), Fox NHL Sunday (Fox), Road to Super Bowl XXIX (SYN/NFL Films). PRODUCTION DESIGNERS/ART DIRECTORS: Fox NHL Sunday (Fox), 1996 Olympic Hallmark (NBC). TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Extreme Games: POV & RF technology (ESPN/ESPN2), Speedworld (ESPN), America's Cup: Live 3D graphics system (ESPN). INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT: SportsCenter: Reporting from Jimmy Roberts (ESPN). PROGRAM ACHIEVEMENT: NFL Draft (ESPN), Wide World of Sports: The Special Olympics (ABC), Fields of Fire: Sports in the '60s (HBO/Black Canyon Prod.), Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life & Death of a Champion (HBO). STUDIO SHOWS: NFL Gameday (ESPN), Fox NFL Sunday (Fox), SportsCenter (ESPN), The NFL on NBC (NBC), NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (CBS). SPORTS JOURNALISM: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Playing with Pain (HBO); Outside the Lines: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Game (ESPN); Real Sports: Broken Promises (HBO). FEATURES: NFL Films Presents: Summer Harvest (NFL Films); Outside the Lines: Sports Talk Mania -- The Hosts (ESPN); SportsCenter: Jerry Quarry (ESPN); Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel: Coach (HBO); NFL Films Presents: Bill Parcells (NFL Films/SYN); The CBS Sports Show: 1995 European Basketball Championship -- Break up of Yugoslavia (CBS). PROMOTIONS: This is SportsCenter (ESPN), NCAA Basketball on ESPN (ESPN), NFL on ESPN (ESPN). OPENS/CLOSES TEASES: Ironman Triathlon World Championship, Close (NBC/World Triathlon Corp.), Lillehammer: An Olympic Diary, Tease (CBS), Fox NFL Primetime, Preview Special, Schoolhouse Jock, Open (Fox), Fox NFL Sunday, Broken Arrow, Open (Fox) (Academy of TV Arts & Sciences).