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NBC Sports Earns 38 Sports Emmy Award Nominations


April 11, 2023

XXIV Olympic Winter Games Earn 10 Nominations, Tied for Most of Any Program

Sunday Night Football Nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Series; Up For 12th Win in 15 Years

148th Kentucky Derby and 2022 Winter Olympic Games Nominated for Outstanding Live Sports Special

Peacock Earns Six Nominations, Including Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair (Outstanding Long Documentary) and Meddling (Outstanding Documentary Series)

Mike Tirico Nominated in Host and Play-by-Play Categories, Joined by SNF Colleagues Cris Collinsworth and Melissa Stark

 Telemundo’s Andrés Cantor, Rolando Cantú, and Miguel Gurwitz Earn Sports Personality Nominations

STAMFORD, Conn. – April 11, 2023 – NBC Sports earned 38 Sports Emmy Award nominations for 2022, highlighted by nominations for its coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, Sunday Night Football, the 148th Kentucky Derby, golf, and more.

The announcement was made today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners will be announced on Monday, May 22.

Highlights of NBC Sports’ nominations:

  • The XXIV Olympic Winter Games from Beijing garnered 10 nominations, tied for the most of any program;
  • Sunday Night Football — primetime television’s No. 1 show — was nominated again for Outstanding Live Sports Series, which it has won 11 times in the past 14 years;
  • NBC Sports received two nominations in the Outstanding Live Sports Special category for its presentations of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and the 148th Kentucky Derby;
  • The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award nomination for the Rewiring the Olympics production element during the Beijing Olympics;
  • Peacock earned six nominations, including Outstanding Long Documentary for Woooooo! Becoming Ric Flair and Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Camera Work – Long Form for Meddling;
  • Mike Tirico was nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Host, after winning the Sports Emmy in the category last year, and Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play, following his first season as the play-by-play voice of Sunday Night Football;
  • Cris Collinsworth, winner of 17 Sports Emmys, including last year for his SNF commentary, was nominated in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Event Analyst category for the 16th time in the past 17 years;
  • Melissa Stark, in her first year as Sunday Night Football’s sideline reporter, was nominated for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Reporter;
  • Andrés Cantor (Telemundo), winner of three Sports Emmys, was nominated for Outstanding On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish, along with Telemundo Deportes colleagues Rolando Cantú and Miguel Gurwitz.

NBC Sports earned a total of 38 nominations, including six nominations for Peacock, two nominations for GOLF Channel, one nomination for, eight nominations for Telemundo, and two nominations for NBCLX.

The complete list of NBC Sports nominations are as follows:

  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: The 148th Kentucky Derby (NBC)
  • Outstanding Live Sports Special: XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
  • Outstanding Live Series: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
  • Outstanding Playoff Coverage: FedEx Cup Playoffs on NBC (NBC/GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Playoff Coverage: Sunday Night Football (NBC)
  • Outstanding Long Documentary: Woooooo! Becoming Rick Flair (Peacock/WWE)
  • Outstanding Documentary Series: Meddling (NBC/Peacock)
  • Outstanding Studio Show – Daily: The Rich Eisen Show (Peacock/The Roku Channel)
  • Outstanding Open/Tease: XXIV Olympic Winter Games: The Ride of Their Lives (NBC)
  • Outstanding Interactive Experience – Event Coverage: Fan Controlled Football (NBCLX/DAZN/Twitch/Fubo TV)
  • Outstanding Interactive Experience – Event Coverage: XXIV Olympic Winter Games
  • Outstanding Digital Innovation: Fan Controlled Football 2.0 (NBCLX/DAZN/Twitch/Fubo TV)
  • Outstanding Digital Innovation: XXIV Olympic Winter Games: The World’s First Immersive 8K Livestream (NBC)
  • Outstanding Personality/Studio Host: Rich Eisen (NFL Network/Peacock/The Roku Channel)
  • Outstanding Personality/Studio Host: Mike Tirico (NBC/GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Personality/Play-by-Play: Mike Tirico (NBC/GOLF Channel)
  • Outstanding Personality/Sports Event Analyst: Cris Collinsworth (NBC)
  • Outstanding Personality/Reporter: Melissa Stark (NBC)
  • Outstanding Technical Team Event: XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
  • Outstanding Technical Team Studio: XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
  • Outstanding Camera Work – Short Form: The 148th Kentucky Derby (NBC)
  • Outstanding Camera Work – Long Form: Meddling (NBC/Peacock)
  • Outstanding Editing – Short Form: XXIV Olympic Winter Games: Titans (NBC)
  • The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award – Short Form: The 150th Open: Teases (NBC)
  • Outstanding Audio/Sound – Live Event: NASCAR on NBC (NBC/USA Network)
  • Outstanding Audio/Sound – Live Event: XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC/USA Network)
  • Outstanding Graphic Design – Event/Show: XXIV Olympic Winter Games (NBC/USA Network/CNBC/Peacock/Twitter/
  • The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: XXIV Olympic Winter Games: Rewiring the Olympics (NBC)
  • Outstanding Promotional Announcement: XXIV Olympic Winter Games: Jurassic (NBC)
  • Outstanding Public Service Content: Super Bowl LVII: Run With It (NBC)
  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Copa Mundial de la FIFA Qatar 2022 (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Debate Mundial (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Hoy en La Copa (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish: Sunday Night Football en Universo (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding Feature Story in Spanish: Hoy en La Copa: Raul Jimenez – El Milagro (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding On-Air Personality in Spanish: Andrés Cantor (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding On-Air Personality in Spanish: Rolando Cantú (Telemundo)
  • Outstanding On-Air Personality in Spanish: Miguel Gurwitz (Telemundo)