NBC’s Dick Ebersol received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ebersol, who has led NBC Sports for 20 years, is renowned for his ability to amass large television audiences. Most recently, Ebersol architected two record-breaking television events: The Beijing Olympic Games, the most watched event in U.S. history, and Super Bowl XLIII, which delivered the largest single audience. Remarkably, he has now produced seven of the top ten most-watched events of all time.
NBC won the “President’s Trophy” by taking home nine awards. Four of NBC’s statues were for the network’s coverage of last year’s Olympics, with Bob Costas winning best sports host and Cris Collinsworth being named best sports analyst.
HBO came in second place with eight Emmys, while Fox and CBS received five awards each. The Sports Emmys are presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Here are some of the the top winners….
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST
* Bob Costas NBC/HBO
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY
* Jim Nantz CBS
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO ANALYST
* Terry Bradshaw FOX
* Tom Jackson ESPN
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST
* Cris Collinsworth NFL Network / NBC
Notice anything missing? How about some women on the list? Let’s try to change that next year!