The Sports Emmys took place Tuesday night in New York City, giving everyone in the sports television world a chance to pretend they didn’t care about being honored while secretly caring profoundly.

The big winner of the night was FOX, which won 10 Sports Emmys as a media group, two more than ESPN, three more than NBC and five more than anyone else. Meanwhile, FOX’s much-maligned FS1 took home eight awards, more than any other individual network (NBC was second with seven). And FS1’s flagship program, Fox Sports Live, which recently underwent massive structural changes in part because of poor ratings, was one of two programs to win three Sports Emmys, along with Super Bowl 50.

Individual winners ranged from old stalwarts (Bob Costas) to hotshot up-and-comers (Katie Nolan). Verne Lundquist was awarded the annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

You can find the full list of winners here. Here are some of the most noteworthy programs and shows taking home trophies.

– Outstanding live sports special: Super Bowl 50 (CBS)

– Outstanding live sports series: Sunday Night Football (NBC)

– Outstanding long sports documentary: 30 for 30, Of Miracles and Men (ESPN)

– Outstanding social TV experience: Garbage Time with Katie Nolan (FS1)

– Outstanding sports personality, studio host – Bob Costas

– Outstanding sports personality, play-by-play – Mike Emerick

– Outstanding sports personality, studio analyst – Billy Ripken

– Outstanding sports personality, sports event analyst – Bill Raftery

– Outstanding sports personality, sports reporter – Ken Rosenthal


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