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NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com earn 18 Emmy nominations

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NFL Network, NFL Films and NFL.com recorded 18 Sports Emmy Award nominations, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today. This total surpasses the 15 nominations the NFL received last year, setting a new record.

Following its debut season, NFL RedZone earned NFL Network a nomination in the Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage category. NFL Network/NFL.com received two nominations in Outstanding New Approaches Sports Programming with NFL Weekly Countdown and the webisode On the Fringe - Fighting for their NFL Lives each receiving a nod.

NFL Network's critically-acclaimed America's Game series, produced by NFL Films, continued its run of success with America's Game: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers earning a nomination for Outstanding Edited Sports Special. America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions took home an Emmy in 2007 in the Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology category.

NFL Films, which has earned 97 Sports Emmys, garnered 15 nominations including four nods for Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. Inside the NFL, which NFL Films produces with CBS/Showtime, earned its second straight nomination for Outstanding Studio Show - Weekly, as well as for two features, Sounds of the Year and NFL Shots of the Year.

NFL Network and NFL Films also garnered honors in the Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement category, earning recognition for the "2009 Football Season Never Ends - Run" and "Full Color Football: History of the AFL" creative.

The 31st Annual Sports Emmys Awards will be presented on Monday, April 26 in New York City at Rose Hall at Lincoln Center.

Following is a list of the nominations:

Outstanding edited sports special:
America's Game: 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL Network/NFL Films)

Outstanding edited sports series/anthology:
NFL Films Presents (NFL Network/NFL Films)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO Sports/NFL Films)

Outstanding studio show - weekly:
Inside the NFL (CBS/Showtime/NFL Films)

Outstanding short feature:
Inside the NFL: Sounds of the Year (CBS/Showtime/NFL Films)
NFL Films Presents: One Shot (NFL Network/NFL Films)

Outstanding new approaches sports event coverage:
NFL RedZone (NFL Network)

Outstanding new approaches sports programming:
NFL Weekly Countdown (NFL Network/NFL.com/NFL Films)
On the Fringe - Fighting for their NFL Lives (NFL.com/NFL Network)

Outstanding camera work:
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO Sports/NFL Films)
Inside the NFL: NFL Shots of the Year (CBS/Showtime/NFL Films)

Outstanding editing:
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO Sports/NFL Films)

Outstanding music composition/direction/lyrics:
Truth in 24 (NFL Films/Intersport/FX)

Outstanding post produced audio/sound:
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO Sports/NFL Films)
Inside the NFL: Sounds of the Year (CBS/Showtime/NFL Films)
Truth in 24 (FX/Intersport/NFL Films)

Outstanding sports promotional announcement - institutional:
2009 Football Season Never Ends - Run (NFL Network/Motion Theory)
Full Color Football - History of the AFL (Showtime/NFL Network/NFL Films)

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