Nominees Announced for 2022 ESPYS

June 28, 2022

Nominees Announced for ‘The 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One’ Airing July 20 at 8 P.M. EDT / 5 P.M. PDT on ABC

Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Allyson Felix, Chloe Kim, Aaron Rodgers Among Top Nominees

Fan Voting Now Open on


Nominees for “The 2022 ESPYS presented by Capital One”were revealed today and fan voting has begun.

Fans can cast their vote at, and a list of “The 2022 ESPYS” nominees is available here. You may also access the complete2022 ESPYS Media Kit.

Voting is now underway and all categories will close at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 17.


  • Making his fourth appearance in Best Athlete, Men’s Sports, Aaron Rodgers faces stiff competition from 2015 winner Stephen Curry, 2021 nominee Connor McDavid and first-time challenger Shohei Ohtani.
  • Returning Best Athlete, Women’s Sports nominees Candace Parker and Katie Ledecky join newcomers Sunisa Lee and Oksana Masters. Candace is the only contender looking for a second win, having captured the honor back in 2008.
  • For the second straight year, Best NBA Player will feature the trio of Luka Dončić, Nikola Jokić and Stephen Curry. Joel Embiid rounds out the list of 2022 contenders.

ESPN announced the nominees for “The 2022 ESPYS,”which will broadcast live on WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT on ABC from Los Angeles. The star-studded ceremony will relive the highlight moments of the year, honor leading athletes and performances, and bring together the sports industry’s fan favorites and biggest stars.

The complete list of 2022 nominees can be viewed here.

Top celebrities from sports and entertainment will gather to recognize nominees and honor winners in categories such as Best Athlete, Men’s Sports; Best Athlete, Women’s Sports; Best Breakthrough Athlete; Best Record Breaking Performance; Best Championship Performance and Best Comeback Athlete.

Per tradition, “The 2022 ESPYS” will also showcase the achievements of inspiring and courageous athletes who embody the spirit of “The ESPYS” through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage which will be presented to Vitali Klitschko, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance which will be presented to Dick Vitale, and The Pat Tillman Award for Service presented by MassMutual which will be presented to Gretchen Evans this year. The show supports ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched in 1993 by ESPN in partnership with the late Jim Valvano.


Stephen Curry to Host The 2022 ESPYS 7/20 on ABC

June 29, 2022

NBA World Champion and Finals MVP Stephen Curry To Host ‘The 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One’ Airing July 20 at 8 P.M. EDT / 5 P.M. PDT on ABC


Photo Credit: Aubrie Pick

“The 2022 ESPYS Presented by Capital One” will be hosted by recent NBA Champion and Finals MVP Stephen Curry. The four-time NBA champion will join top celebrities from sports and entertainment to celebrate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, remembering unforgettable moments, and honoring the leading performers and performances. The ESPYS airs live WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT on ABC from Los Angeles.

Said Curry: “I’ve had the pleasure of attending The ESPYS but never imagined I’d have the privilege of hosting this special event. As someone who loves the intersection of sports and entertainment, I look forward to delivering an exciting show for the fans while we celebrate the athletes who created the top moments of the year.”

Curry’s on- and off-court legacy is underscored by transformation and innovation. His 13-year career in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors is marked by many firsts. He was the first person to be named Most Valuable Player by unanimous vote in NBA history, the first player to hit 100 3-pointers in the NBA Finals and one of a select few to win MVP awards two years in a row. He remains the all-time leading scorer in Golden State Warriors history and recently surpassed former record-holder Ray Allen for most 3-pointers made in NBA history. He holds eight NBA all-star selections and four NBA Championships.

Beyond the game of basketball, Curry is an emerging figure in Silicon Valley, investing in innovative consumer and enterprise tech companies, and philanthropist. In 2020 he launched Curry Brand to open doors for underrepresented youth and increase access for sports across the country; and in 2019, Stephen and Ayesha Curry launched their Foundation, Eat. Learn. Play. whose mission is to unlock the potential of every child by ending childhood hunger, ensuring universal access to education, and enabling active lifestyles. He also co-founded the multimedia company Unanimous Media with a goal to elevate diverse voices and shine a light on narratives that need to be heard with a focus on family, sports and faith-based content. Among their growing slate, Unanimous Media executive produces ABC’s hit sports reality competition series “Holey Moley,” currently in its fourth season. Erick Peyton, co-founder of Unanimous Media, will serve as a co-executive producer on the ESPYS.

“Steph has long been one of the brightest stars in the sports constellation, and we’re thrilled to have him share his passion for sports, his wit and his boundless talent with The ESPYS,” said Executive Editor-At-Large of ESPN Content Rob King. “Whether shining on the court, engaging with fans on social platforms or demonstrating a commitment to communities through varied philanthropic acts, he’s a singular performer who’ll undoubtedly add luster to our celebration of some of this year’s most compelling moments.”

ESPN previously announced that former heavyweight boxing champion and mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage; author, athlete, and retired Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans will be honored with the Pat Tillman Award for Service presented by MassMutual; and broadcaster, hall of famer, and college basketball icon Dick Vitale will be honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. The ESPYS help to raise awareness and funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano at the first ESPYS back in 1993. ESPN has helped raise more than $165 million for the V Foundation over the past 29 years. The ESPYS are co-produced by ESPN and Full Day Productions.


Abbott Elementary Stars, James, Walter & Ralph, Host TCA Awards, August 6

The Television Critics Association (TCA) is announcing the hosts for the organization’s 38th annual TCA Awards which will be held in-person August 6. “Abbott Elementary” stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph are hosting the in person event.




The TCA Enrolls ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’ Stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Hosts of the 38TH Annual Event, which will Take Place In Person at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on August 6


LOS ANGELES – June 27, 2022 – The Television Critics Association (TCA) announced today the emcees for the 38TH Annual TCA Awards, which will be held in person for the first time in three years. School may be out for summer, but class is still in session at the Summer TCA Tour as ABC’s Abbott Elementary series standouts Janelle JamesLisa Ann Walter, and Sheryl Lee Ralph take the stage for the highly-anticipated evening set to take place at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, on Saturday, August 6.


The event highlights the best programs and performances from the 2021-2022 television season, as voted on by the TCA’s membership of more than 200 professional journalists covering television. The TCA presents awards in 13 categories, honoring outstanding achievements in Drama; Comedy; Miniseries; Youth; News and Information; Reality; and Variety, Sketch or Talk Shows, among others.


James, Walter, and Ralph will open the night’s festivities before handing the reins over to the critics who will announce the event’s winners. Fueled by the trademark humor and personalities of its cast, Abbott Elementary has skyrocketed to success as one of the season’s biggest breakout hits—and the TCA Awards’ most-nominated program. Abbott Elementary leads all series with five nominations to its credit, including a pair of Individual Achievement In Comedy nods for series creator, producer, writer, and star Quinta Brunson, and scene-stealing comic Janelle James; as well as Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement In Comedy, and Program Of The Year.


James, Walter, and Ralph join an impressive all-star roster of previous TCA Awards hosts, which includes Desus & Mero, Robin Thede, Kristin Chenoweth, Jaime Camil, James Corden, Terry Crews, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, the Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman, Key & Peele, and Bob Newhart.


“We are ecstatic to finally be able to gather in person again for this year’s TCA Awards, and we’re going all out with not one, but three talented hosts for the occasion,” said Melanie McFarland, TCA President and TV Critic for Salon. “Through Abbott Elementary, ABC has revitalized the concept of the must-see network comedy, reminding us of the hope shows like this provide in challenging times. With these multitalented co-stars Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, and the eternally captivating Sheryl Lee Ralph, we expect the TCA Awards on August 6 to be in a class by itself.”


Abbott Elementary stars Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti and Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard. Quinta Brunson serves as writer and executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios. Season two of Abbott Elementary debuts Wednesday, September 21 (9:00-9:30 p.m. EDT) on ABC.



The Television Critics Association (TCA) represents more than 200 professional journalists who cover television for publications across the United States and Canada. The members reach tens of millions of consumers each week, and are considered experts within the industry, representing their employers as moderators, panelists, radio/TV guests and more. The prestigious organization honors outstanding achievements in television and enduring contributions to the medium’s heritage through the TCA Awards each year. This year’s TCA Awards are the organization’s 38TH anniversary. For additional information about the TCA, visit www.tvcritics.orgFacebook; and Twitter.


Presenters announced for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards”

Trace Adkins, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orranti
Luke Bryan Hosts Country Music’s Biggest Night™

LIVE from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8/7c on ABC

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ is getting even bigger as the Country Music Association has announced presenters for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards.” Hosted by Country Music superstar and “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan, “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” will broadcast LIVE from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.

This year’s CMA Awards presenters include Trace Adkins, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, Lainey Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.

With 20 unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music, “The 55th Annual CMA Awards” is not to be missed. Artists taking the CMA Awards stage include Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley featuring BRELAND and HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Jennifer Hudson, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Kane Brown, and Zac Brown Band.

“The 55th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer, Alan Carter is the director, and David Wild is the head writer.

About the CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time — making it the longest-running annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”