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NFL Films' 'Hard Knocks' leads NFL Media to five Sports Emmys

NFL Media combined to win five 2010 Sports Emmy Awards, it was announced Monday night in New York.

NFL Films, the most-honored filmmaker in sports, earned a share of all five awards to increase its total to 105 Sports Emmys. The five Emmys rank as the most for NFL Films since the 1996-97 awards (also five).

"Writing, painting, music -- those are solitary endeavors," said NFL Films president Steve Sabol. "But great television only happens through collaboration. That's why everyone at NFL Films is proud to share these Emmys with our friends at HBO and our partners at NFL Network."

The critically acclaimed Hard Knocks series, which airs on HBO, won three Sports Emmys including its second consecutive Emmy in the Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology category. The three Emmys are the most for one season of Hard Knocks.

"Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets" also earned honors for Outstanding Camera Work and Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound. NFL Network will encore "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets" beginning Sunday, July 3 at 10 PM ET.

Last year, "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals" was selected as the top sports series/anthology and won for outstanding post produced audio/sound.

"Lombardi", which NFL Films co-produced with HBO, was honored as Outstanding Sports Documentary.

NFL Network/NFL Films won in the Outstanding Live Event Turnaround category for "Sound FX: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets", which was an exclusive one-hour "all-sound" cut down version of the Thanksgiving Thursday Night Football game between the Bengals and Jets.

NFL Network has won eight Sports Emmys in its seven-year history.

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Following is a list of the winners:

Outstanding live event -- "SoundFX: Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets" (NFL Network/NFL Films)

Outstanding sports documentary -- "Lombardi" (HBO/NFL Films)

Edited sports series/anthology -- "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets" (HBO/NFL Films)

Outstanding camera work -- "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets" (HBO/NFL Films)

Outstanding post produced audio/sound -- "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets" (HBO/NFL Films)

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