JIM NANTZ, JAMES BROWN AND PHIL SIMMS LEAD CBS SPORTS’ 17 NOMINATIONS FOR 2009 SPORTS EMMY AWARDS CBS Sports’ Coverage of NCAA Basketball and College Football; And INSIDE THE NFL Garner Multiple Nominations to Highlight Network’s Other Nominations
Network’s Coverage of PGA TOUR, U.S. Open Tennis and Tour de France Also Earn Nominations
Jim Nantz, James Brown and Phil Simms lead the list of CBS Sports’ 17 nominations for the 2009 Sports Emmy Awards to be presented on April 26 in New York City. Nantz, who won the 2008 Emmy Award for OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – Play-by-Play, once again earned a nomination in that category, while Brown’s nomination also is in the category in which he won in 2007, OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – Studio Host, for THE NFL TODAY. Simms earned a nomination for OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – Sports Event Analyst.
Among the other nominations for CBS Sports include multiple nods for its coverage of the NCAA Basketball Championship for OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE (Willie’s Full Court) and OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE (The Magic of J-Mac) during its Final Four coverage.
CBS Sports’ coverage of college football also earned multiple nominations for OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES and OUTSTANDING OPEN/TEASE (Army-Navy Game).
INSIDE THE NFL, produced by CBS Sports, Showtime and NFL Films, received multiple nominations for OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – Weekly; two for OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE (Fighting for #62 – The Nick Reardon Story and Sounds of the Year); and OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND (Sounds of the Year).
CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and THE PGA TOUR ON CBS earned nominations for OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES; while its coverage of the Masters was nominated for OUTSTANDING OPEN/TEASE; and its coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships using “Flomotion” earned a nomination for the George Weasel TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
Rounding out the Network’s nominations, CBS Sports, along with Versus, earned them for OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT TURNAROUND (Tour de France) and CBS Mobile for OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE (CBS Mobile NCAA March Madness on Demand).