NBC Sports Group was the big winner at Monday night’s Sports Emmys, with nine trophies and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Included among an Olympics-driven haul were some football-related prizes. Cris Collinsworth won his third straight Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality — Sports Event Analyst, with two in a row coming in his capacity as Al Michaels’ on-air partner at Sunday Night Football.
Speaking of Michaels, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award. “There have been some really tremendous figures who have received this award, but there’s never been anyone who has been better at his craft than Al is at play by play,” said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Sports Group in a release.
Speaking of Sunday Night Football, it was named the Outstanding Live Sports Series for the third straight year.
And Bob Costas picked up his 22nd career Emmy and his third in a row for Outstanding Sports Personality — Studio Host. In 2010, Costas hosted NBC’s Vancouver Winter Olympic coverage, along with the on-site portion of Football Night in America.
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