ESPN, Fox Lead Sports Emmy Awards Noms

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the nominees for the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards.

ESPN leads with the most network nominations at 30, followed by Fox with 18. HBO has 15 noms, and NBC and NBCSN are tied with 14.

Hulu has been nominated for its first Emmy in the outstanding new approaches, sports programming category for its mascot docuseries “Behind the Mask.”

Bob Costas has been nominated twice for outstanding sports personality, in play-by-play and studio host categories.

James Brown, David Feherty, Greg Gumbel and Dan Patrick have also been nominated in the studio host category, while Marv Albert, Mike Breen, Joe Buck and Mike Emrick have been nominated for sports personality, play-by-play.

For live sports special,  the 2013 NBA Finals, Heat vs. Spurs, the Wimbledon Championships, the 55th annual Daytona 500, the 34th America’s Cup and the Red Sox vs. Cardinals 109th World Series have all been nominated.

Football takes the majority in the live sports series category with ESPN College Football, ESPN Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football and SEC on CBS, along with HBO Boxing.

Documentaries “First: The Official Film of the London Olympic Games,” “LT: The Life and Times,” “The Doctor” and “UFC Presents Ronda Rousey: Breaking Ground” have received nominations for sport documentary.

The awards will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City, on Tuesday, May 6.

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