NATAS ANNOUNCES THE NOMINEES FOR 42nd ANNUAL SPORTS EMMYS


New York/Los Angeles - The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 42nd Annual Sports Emmy® Awards which will be live-streamed at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and The Emmy® apps on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.


“Today we honor the talented professionals who during this unprecedented time of a world-wide pandemic still found ways to inform, entertain and excite the passionate fan base that makes up the sports universe.” said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS. “The challenges they have overcome and this inspiring and diverse set of nominees is nothing short of remarkable.”


“In a year where sports production literally ground to a halt, we received a record number of submissions. From innovative solutions to the constraints of production during the pandemic to the superb storytelling that confronted the social justice issues of our times, we are so proud of what our nominees were able to achieve,” said Justine Gubar, Executive Director, Sports Emmy® Awards. “I'm particularly excited about the debut of our Outstanding Sports Personality-Emerging On-Air Talent category which welcomes 5 new sports personalities into the Emmy nominee family.”


The live-stream is available on the web at Watch.TheEmmys.TV and via The Emmy® apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku (full list at apps.theemmys.tv). The program and many other Emmy® Award events can be watched anytime & anywhere on this platform powered by Vimeo.


Nominations were announced in 46 categories including Outstanding Live Sports Special, Live Sports Series and Playoff Coverage, three Documentary categories, Outstanding Play-by-Play Announcer and Studio Host, among others.


Accounting services for the competition are provided by the firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.


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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences


The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime and Daytime Creative Arts programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.


NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000+ broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including regional student television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.


***Full List of Nominees Attached


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