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HBO Sports Receives 16 Sports Emmy® Award Nominations

Two of Sports Department’s Most Acclaimed Franchises, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel & 24/7, Earn a Combined Nine Nominations

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 26, 2020 – HBO Sports received 16 Sports Emmy® Award nominations for the 41st Annual Sports Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in New York.

Two of the sports division’s most acclaimed series, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (four) and 24/7 (five), combined to capture nine Sports Emmy nominations for production excellence in 2019.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, was nominated in the category of Outstanding Sports Journalism, which the series has won 19 times – more than any other sports journalism program. The series was also nominated for Outstanding Sports News Anthology, which it has captured in five of the past seven years.

HBO Sports’ landmark franchise 24/7, which launched in 2007 and has received 18 Sports Emmy trophies, captured five total nominations, including Outstanding Edited Sports Special or Series for 24/7: Kelly Slater.

Hard Knocks, co-produced by NFL FILMS, was nominated for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary, and has won at least one Sports Emmy Award every year the series has aired since 2008.   

The following HBO Sports programs were nominated:

Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders
[NFL Films]

Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage

24/7 College Football: Arizona State Sun Devils
[Lucky 27 Media/Sport Story]

Outstanding Edited Sports Special or Series

24/7 Kelly Slater

The Shop: Uninterrupted
[UNINTERRUPTED]

Outstanding Long Sports Documentary

Any One of Us
[Red Bull Films]

What’s My Name|Muhammad Ali Part I
[Sutter Road Picture Company/Fuqua Films/SpringHill Entertainment]

Outstanding Sports News/Feature Anthology

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Outstanding Sports Journalism

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
            Game Change: The Changing Demographics of Football in America (Goldberg)

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
            Overheated: Heat Stroke Deaths in High School Football (O’Brien)

Outstanding Long Feature

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
            Running Free: The Huwe Burton Story (Gumbel)

Outstanding Camera Work

24/7: Kelly Slater

Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season
[Teton Gravity Research]

Outstanding Editing – Long Form

24/7: Kelly Slater

Any One of Us
[Red Bull Films]

The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award

24/7: Kelly Slater

Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement

Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (Trailer)
[Teton Gravity Research]

 

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