HBO, NBC Top Sports Emmy Awards With Seven Wins Apiece
HBO and NBC topped the 32nd annual Sports Emmy Awards, held Monday night in New York, with seven wins each.
CBS followed with a total of six awards, and ESPN with five.
HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the New York Jets took home three awards, including edited sports series/anthology, camerawork and postproduced audio/sound.
The network's other four wins were for sports documentary (Lombardi), edited sports special (24/7: Penguins‑Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic), sports journalism (Real Sports With Bryan Gumbel: The Missing Link) and editing (24/7: Jimmie Johnson: Race to Daytona).
NBC's coverage of the Olympic Winter Games accounted for three of the network's wins, including outstanding open/tease, technical team studio and graphic design (that award was shared with ESPN's Sport Science). NBC Sunday Night Football was named best live sports series.
Bob Costas, who works for both NBC and MLB Network, was named outstanding sports personality -- studio host, while the network's Mike Emrick took home the trophy for play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth for sports event analyst. ESPN"s Kirk Herbstreit was named best studio analyst.
In addition, NBCOlympics.com and NBCLearn.com took home a total of two awards for Olympics-related content.
Also during the ceremony, Al Michaels was presented with the lifetime achievement award. Michaels has been a commentator on NBC's Sunday Night Football since it launched in 2006 and before that spent 20 years as the play-by-play announcer for ABC's Monday Night Football.
Meanwhile, ABC's coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup final match, between Spain and Netherlands, was named best live sports special, while the NCAA men's basketball tournament earned CBS the nod for outstanding playoff coverage.
ESPN's College Gameday was named best weekly studio show, while MLB Network's MLB Tonight took home the trophy for best daily studio show.
The awards, overseen by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, were handed out at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Winners in 33 categories were chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of industry peers and covered the 2010 calendar year.
A complete list of winners can be found here.