Here Are Your 2020 Sports Emmy Winners

Ernie Johnson Jr., Shaquille O'Neal
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The 41st Sports Emmy Awards were handed out virtually last night but they still mean a heck of a lot to a bunch of hardworking people who now get something to really tie the living room mantle together. ESPN and Fox tied atop the network leaderboard with seven apiece while HBO and CBS collected five.

Some of the more notable individual winners were Ernie Johnson for best studio host, Mike Emrick for best play-by-play, Charles Barkley and Kirk Herbstreit for their respective analysis roles, and Tom Verducci for reporting. A more complete breakdown is below, though it's worthwhile to go check out the official Emmy site, which lists everyone involved with each triumphant production for a reminder that sports television is an iceberg and only a tiny fraction of the work is represented by what a person sees on their screen.

OUTSTANDING SERIALIZED SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
Last Chance U (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – WEEKLY
Inside the NBA (TNT)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – DAILY
MLB Tonight (MLB Network)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW – LIMITED RUN
NFL 100 All-Time Team (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS NEWS/FEATURE ANTHOLOGY
SC Featured (ESPNews)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS JOURNALISM
E: 60 The Squad: 44 Years, 41 Allegations (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING SHORT FEATURE
NCAA Golf Championships — Life Without Katie: The Jason Enloe Story (Golf Channel)

OUTSTANDING LONG FEATURE
SC Featured — Taquarius Wair: Unstoppable (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING OPEN/TEASE
Super Bowl LIV: Next 100 (Fox)

OUTSTANDING TRANS-MEDIA SPORTS COVERAGE
NFL 100 Greatest & All-Time Team (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION
Red Bull Rampage (Red Bull TV)

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE
#SandlotToTheShow (MLB Network)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO HOST
Ernie Johnson (TNT)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – PLAY-BY-PLAY
Mike Emrick (NBC/NBCSN)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – STUDIO ANALYST
Charles Barkley (TNT)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS EVENT ANALYST
Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN/ABC)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – SPORTS REPORTER
Tom Verducci (FOX/MLB Network)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE
The Masters (CBS/CBS Sports Network)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup (FOX/FS1)

OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK
24/7: Kelly Slater (HBO)

OUTSTANDING EDITING – SHORT FORM
Super Bowl LIV: Next 100 (Fox)

OUTSTANDING EDITING – LONG FORM
Any One of Us (HBO)

THE DICK SCHAAP OUTSTANDING WRITING AWARD
24/7 : Kelly Slater (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
Jimmy V Classic: Don’t Give Up on Me (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT AUDIO/SOUND
NASCAR on NBC (NBC/NBCSN)

OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND
Super Bowl LIV: Next 100 (Fox)

OUTSTANDING LIVE GRAPHIC DESIGN
NFL on ESPN (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING POST-PRODUCED GRAPHIC DESIGN
NFL on ESPN (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING STUDIO OR PRODUCTION DESIGN/ART DIRECTION
Super Bowl LIV: Next 100 (Fox)

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Masters — Every Shot, Every Hole (CBS)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: All Eyes on Us (FOX/FS1/FS2/FOX Deportes)

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE
UFC Fight Flashback: Khabib vs. McGregor (UFC Fight Pass)

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL OR SERIES
24/7: Kelly Slater (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ESPORTS COVERAGE
League of Legends World Final [Riot Games] (YouTube)

OUTSTANDING SHORT SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
E: 60 Hilinski’s Hope (ESPN)

OUTSTANDING LONG SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali Part I (HBO)

Looking ahead, next year's awards are going to be a completely different experience, what with the world turned completely upside-down and all. We can only hope there's a good hour designated to highlighting brilliance in the Zoom call arena.