Al Michaels wins lifetime achievement Emmy

The 2011 Sports Emmys will be handed out on May 2.  NBC has been nominated for 20 of them.  One guy from NBC already has won one.

NBC’s Al Michaels will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports.

“It’s amazing how his call of the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ resonates to this day,” Steve Ulrich, Executive Director of the Sports Emmy Awards, said in a release.  “Al’s legacy in sports television goes far beyond that moment, having called some of the greatest games in the history of the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL.”

Al’s Lifetime Achievement Award is the third straight with an NBC connection.  In 2009, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics Dick Ebersol.  In 2010, John Madden received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Football-related NBC nominations include Sunday Night Football (outstanding live sports series), Football Night in America (outstanding weekly studio show), Sunday Night Football Extra (outstanding new approaches sports programming), Bob Costas and Dan Patrick (outstanding sports personality/studio host), Al Michaels (outstanding sports personality/play-by-play) and Cris Collinsworth (outstanding sports personality/sports event analyst).

Congrats to Al, and good luck to everyone else.  Hopefully Bob and Dan will tie.

7 responses to “Al Michaels wins lifetime achievement Emmy

  1. Al gets rewarded for his “God that seemed like a lifetime” rambles. Costas and Patrick tied. For last place.

  2. For being a huge(silent H) chump? I will not listen to a game he works. Which is easy to do since all sunday night games seem to feature the NFC east.

  3. I’ve always like Al Michaels. Sure there are some annoying times, but EVERY announcer get annoying. Michaels has been very professional in the games he has broadcast

  4. Al is one of those voices that is instantly recognizable and credible across all of his sports. His biggest asset may be that that like a great sports player, he improves the game of his co-host who is better once broadcasting with Al. Most awards are garbage, but this one is well deserved. congrats Al

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