Jim Nantz, James Brown and Boomer Esiason lead the list of CBS’s 15 nominations for the 2012 Sports Emmy Awards to be presented on May 7 in New York City. Nantz, who won the 2008 and 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality (Play-by-play), once again earned a nomination in that category. Brown’s nomination also is in the category in which he won in 2007, Outstanding Sports Personality (Studio Host), for “The NFL Today” and “Inside The NFL” on Showtime, while Esiason earned a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality “Studio Analyst”.
Nantz is calling several games in the NCAA basketball tournament and will then move on to his hosting duties at the Master’s in April. He is also CBS’s lead football announcer with Phil Simms during the NFL season.
Among the other nominations for CBS Sports include cable partner Turner Sports for their joint coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
CBS Sports’ coverage of the Masters earned multiple nominations for Outstanding Live Sports Special, Outstanding Technical Team Remote (CBS Sports/ESPN3D) and Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement.
In addition, the Network’s coverage of the Army-Navy football game received a nomination for Outstanding Live Sports Special.
CBS Sports Network earned its first ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Edited Sports Special “One Heartbeat”
CBS Sports and Showtime’s produced “Inside The NFL” earned nominations for Outstanding Studio Show Weekly and Outstanding Short Feature “One Last Wish: The Danny Webber Story”. Showtime also earned a nomination, along with MLB Productions, for its series “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins for Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology.
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