On Monday, NBC and ESPN were tied for the most prizes at the fortieth Sports Emmy Awards, with each community taking six domestic trophies. Grouped with their sister networks, NBC and ESPN remained tied for first with 8 Emmys every. NBC received the Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Series for “Sunday Night Football,” and the network’s insurance of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games captured 3 Emmys for Outstanding Open/Tease, The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award, and Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement.
Meanwhile, NBC’s Michele Tafoya received the Emmy for Sports Reporter, while NBC and NBCSN’s Mike Emrick received it for Play by Play. NBC’s sister community Telemundo gained two times: Outstanding Live Sports Coverage In Spanish for the 2018 Copa Mundial de l. A. FIFA and Outstanding On-Air Personality in Spanish for the network’s Miguel Gurwitz Telemundo. ESPN won Outstanding Studio Show – Daily (“Pardon the Interruption”), Outstanding Technical Team Remote for the US Open
Tennis Championship, and Outstanding Technical Team Studio for “College GameDay,” while ESPN reporter Kirk Herbstreit gained for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst. ESPN shared The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award with WatchESPN and Outstanding Live Graphic Design with ABC. ESPN2 picked up Emmys: Outstanding Sports News/Feature Anthology for “E; 60” and Outstanding Short Sports Documentary for the “E: 60” episode “Identity: Deland McCullough’s Journey.” Meanwhile, Fox won Outstanding Live Sports Special for its insurance of the 114th World Series. See the full list of winners below: