30th Sports Emmy Awards
DateApril 27, 2009
LocationFrederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City

The 30th Sports Emmy Awards were presented on April 27, 2009 in the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. The nominees were announced on April 2.[1]



Outstanding Live Sports Special Outstanding Live Sports Series
Outstanding Live Event Turnaround Outstanding Edited Sports Special
Outstanding Sports Documentary Outstanding Sports Series/Anthology
  • Breaking the Huddle: The Integration of College Football', HBO
    • Big Ten Short Stories - Friends of Jaclyn Special Edition, Big Ten Network
    • Joe Louis: America's Hero Betrayed, HBO
    • Jose Canesco: Last Shot, A&E
    • The Streak, ESPN2
  • De La Hoya-Pacquiao 24/7, HBO
    • America's Game: The Missing Rings, NFL Network
    • Baseball's Golden Age, FSN
    • HBO Boxing: Countdown Shows, HBO
    • Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO
    • Road to Redemption, ESPN
    • Sport Science', FSN
Outstanding Studio Show, Weekly Outstanding Studio Show, Daily
Outstanding Sports Journalism Outstanding Short Feature
Outstanding Long Feature Outstanding Open/Tease
Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming
  • Games of the XXIX Olympiad - Beyond the Broadcast, NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports
    • NASCAR.com Race Buddy, NASCAR.com
    • NBA League Pass Broadband, NBA.com
    • NBA.com - TNT OverTime 2008 All-Star Saturday, NBA.com
    • NFL Sunday Ticket Experience, DIRECTV
    • NFL.com LIVE: Thursday and Saturday Night Football, NFL.com
  • Sport Science, FSN
    • Amazing Sport Stories, FSN
    • Ring Life, HBO.com/HBO Sports
    • YouTube Baby, ESPN.com
Outstanding New Approaches - Sports Programming - Short Format
  • No Love Lost, ESPN.com
    • Anatomy of a Play, NFL Network/NFL.com
    • Back on Topps, BackOnTopps.com/The Tornante Company/El Chopper Quatro
    • Mayne Street, ESPN.com
    • NFL Ultimate Audio on NFL.com, NFL Network/NFL.com
    • Outside the Ropes, PGATour.com/PGA Tour Productions


Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host Outstanding Sports Personality, Play-by-Play
Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Analyst Outstanding Sports Personality, Sports Event Analyst


Outstanding Technical Team Remote Outstanding Technical Team Studio
Outstanding Camera Work Outstanding Editing
The Dick Schaap Writing Award Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics
  • NFL on CBS, CBS
    • 2008 Masters Tournament - Open, ESPN
    • E:60 - Homeless Hoops, ESPN
    • ESPN Sunday Night Baseball - Final Game at Yankee Stadium - Opening Tease, ESPN
    • Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys, HBO
    • NFL on CBS - AFC Championship Game Tease, CBS
Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound
  • Calzaghe-Jones 24/7, HBO
    • Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys, HBO
    • MLB '08: An Epic Season - Wireless, ESPN
    • Road to the Super Bowl, FOX
Outstanding Graphic Design Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction
  • NFL on CBS - AFC Championship Game Tease, CBS
    • Amazing Sports Stories, FSN
    • 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, ABC/ESPN
    • Sport Science, FSN
    • The Seacret Game, ESPN Classic
The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement - Institutional
  • MLB All-Star Game 2008 - Raftors, FOX
    • 2008 Fantasy Football - Blues, NFL Network
    • ESPN Monday Night Football - Is it Monday Yet? - Alarm Clocks, Customers, Cubicles, ESPN
    • NBA Playoffs on TNT - Terrence Howard Tease, TNT
    • This is SportsCenter - More Hips, Conditioning Coach, Explosive Speed, ESPN
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement - Episodic
  • 2009 Winter Classic, NBC/NHL
  • NASCAR on FOX 2008 - Engine City, FOX
    • 2008 NFL Training Camp - In Rhythm, NFL Network/NFL.com
    • ESPN Monday Night Football - Is it Monday Yet? - Customers, Cubicles, Class, ESPN
    • NBC Sunday Night Football - Kick-Off Weekend - Manning Brothers, NBC


  1. ^ "30th Sports Emmy Awards nominees". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 2009-04-02. Archived from the original on 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2009-04-02.