The Sports Emmys held its first in-person ceremony since 2019 on Tuesday night, and NFL Live and ESPN went home with the most wins by program and network, respectively. After tying for the lead last year, the NFL Network program snapped up four trophies to top NBC Sports’ Beijing Winter Olympics coverage (three). ESPN’s NHL on ESPN, which was revived last year after the network regained TV rights to the National Hockey League, and CBS Sports’ The NFL Today were the only other shows to score multiple statuettes.
ESPN and Fox shared bragging rights as the 41st annual Sports Emmys were handout out Tuesday night. They tied atop the network leaderboard with seven wins apiece. ESPN scored one more nod to lead all sports groups, as it came into the night with the most nominations (58) to Fox Sports Media Group’s 48. CBS’s coverage of the Masters won the marquee Outstanding Live Sports Special category, and the network also scooped the Outstanding Live Sports Series for its NFL on CBS.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Friday that it is postponing the 41st annual Sports Emmy Awards and 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards dinner, both of which had been scheduled for April. The organization said it will look to move both events to a later date this year, and comes as a reaction to the growing global coronavirus pandemic.