NBC Sports Group received nine Emmys, the most of any network, at the 32nd annual Sports Emmy Awards presentation last night in New York.
NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics gave the network five of its nine Emmys. For the third year the network took home the statue for Outstanding Live Sports Series for its production of Sunday Night Football.
Three NBC personalities also took home awards: Bob Costas for Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host. Cris Collinsworth received his third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Event Analyst. Mike Emrick took home his first Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Play-by-Play.
HBO took home seven Emmys including the award for Best Documentary for its production of Lombardi. Three Emmys for the network came for its work on last season’s Hard Knocks series featuring the New York Jets. HBO won for best Journalism for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and editing awards for both 24/7 Penguins/Capitols: Road to the NHL Winter Classic and 24/7 Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona.
ESPN also finished with seven Emmys even though some of its programming aired on ABC. Three of the awards were for its production of the 2010 2010 FIFA World Cup. Kirk Herbstreit won the award for Outstanding Studio Analyst while College Gameday took how the Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show/Weekly.
CBS took home six Emmys including Outstanding Playoff Coverage the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. They also took home three awards for their work on Super Bowl XLIV.
Fox took home three awards while the MLB Network garnered two.