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TWO NOMINATIONS FOR "A FOOTBALL LIFE"
TWO NFL FILMS' PRODUCED SHOWS NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING SPORTS SERIES
ANALYST MIKE MAYOCK NOMINATED FOR FIRST SEASON ON "THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"
NFL Media, comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films and NFL.com, recorded 14 Sports Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today.
The critically acclaimed NFL Network/NFL Films A Football Life series was recognized in its debut season with two nominations -- in the Outstanding Sports Anthology Series category as well as for the "Meet Bill Belichick" promotional announcement/commercial.
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock was nominated as Outstanding Event Analyst for his first season in the Thursday Night Football booth.
For the second time in the show's two seasons, the NFL Network/NFL.com production The NFL Season: A Biography received a nomination in the Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming category. NFL Network/NFL.com received a second nomination in the category for the newFootball Freakonomics series.
NFL Network earned recognition in the writing category for the "Lombardi Returns" feature on NFL GameDay Morning and for Outstanding Edited Sports Special for "Sharpe Focus: Journey to Canton." In addition, the NFL GameDay Morning "Carpool" commercial was nominated.
NFL Films, which has won 105 Sports Emmy awards, is the only company to produce two shows nominated in the Outstanding Sports Anthology Series category and is the only with nominated programs produced for three TV networks. In addition to A Football Life, NFL Films earned a nomination in the anthology series category for the new NFL Turning Point show, which it produces with VERSUS, which was rebranded NBC Sports Network earlier this year. NFL Films also was nominated in the Outstanding Studio Show/Weekly category for Inside the NFL, which it produces along with Showtime and CBS.
NFL Network and NFL Films also gained recognition for NFL Films Presents: Shots of the Season (Outstanding Camera Work), Men of Mettle - Ed Sabol's Last Football Movie (Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics), and NFL Films Presents: Super Bowl XLV and Sound FX: All Access in the Outstanding Post Produced Audio category.
The 33nd Annual Sports Emmys Awards will be presented on Monday, April 30 in New York City at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Following is a list of the nominations:
OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SERIES/ANTHOLOGY
A Football Life (NFL Network/NFL Films)
NFL Turning Point (VERSUS/NFL Films)
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY - EVENT ANALYST
Mike Mayock (NFL Network)
OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES SPORTS PROGRAMMING
Football Freakonomics (NFL Network/NFL.com)
The NFL Season: A Biography (NFL Network/NFL.com)
OUTSTANDING STUDIO SHOW - WEEKLY
Inside the NFL (Showtime/CBS Sports/NFL Films)
OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS SPECIAL
Sharpe Focus: Journey to Canton (NFL Network)
THE DICK SCHAAP WRITING AWARD
NFL GameDay Morning: Lombardi Returns (NFL Network)
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT-INSTITUTIONAL
NFL GameDay Morning "Carpool" (NFL Network/Grey)
OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT-EPISODIC
Bill Belichick: A Football Life - "Meet Bill Belichick" (NFL Network/NFL Films)
OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK
NFL Films Presents: Shots of the Season (NFL Network/NFL Films)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION/DIRECTION/LYRICS
Men of Mettle - Ed Sabol's Last Football Movie (NFL Network/NFL Films)
OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND
NFL Films Presents: Super Bowl XLV (NFL Network/NFL Films)
Sound FX: All Access (NFL Network/NFL Films)
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