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ESPY AwardsWhen: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Where: On ABC beginning at 8PM live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

It was the 27th edition of the Espy Awards when it aired on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 on ABC at 8PM ET live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

2019 Espy nominees (see below!) featured this year's "Comeback Kid", Tiger Woods, nominated once again for Best Golfer. Other notable names on the Espy nominee list included tennis great Serena Williams, soccer champ Alex Morgan, and Olympic gymnastic champion Simon Biles.

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Actor Tracy Morgan is set
to host the 2019 ESPYs

Hosting this year's festivities for the first time ever was former SNL and 30 Rock funnyman, Tracy Morgan!

This year's recipient of the the Arthur Ashe Courage Award honored Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, a champion on and off the court for an early activitvism in civil rights that continues to this day.

And for her heroic efforts to overcome injuries sustained while on duty in Afghanistan, Marine sergeant Kirstie Ennis was honored with the 2019 Pat Tillman Award for service at this year's presentation.

Rob Mendez was also be on hand to is receive the Jimmy V Award for perseverance while Jim Calhoun received the Best Coach Award at the 2019 ESPYs.



US Women's Soccer champ Alex Morgan takes home Best Female Athlete at the 2019 ESPYs.


Performing during the show was pop singer Tori Kelly with The House Of Vibe All Stars serving as the ESPYs house band on the big night. Presenters for the 2019 ESPY Awards included Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, Elle Fanning, Linda Cardellini, Eric Dane, Eugenio Derbez, Christina Hendricks, Billie Jean King, Chris Long, Joel McHale, Lilly Singh, Usher and more.

Just up ahead, check out the big winners at this year's 2019 Espy Awards.


All about the ESPY Awards

Sandwiched in between the Running of the Bulls and the British Open is the sports extravaganza of the year known as ...the ESPY Awards.

As usual, major buzz about the "Oscars" of major athletic talent begins in June when voting opens online for all nominee categories at espn.com/espys.

Ballots are cast right up until awards night -- as millions of fans join in to pick their favorite athletes, sports teams, and the year's outstanding performances.


DID YOU KNOW? ESPY Award fun facts & trivia

• Although the ESPYs are always hosted by ESPN, the name actually stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award.

• A record 7 million viewers tuned in to see Caitlyn Jenner accept the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards in her first public appearance since transitioning to a women. It was the ESPY Awards' highest rated telecast ever.

• Actor Samuel L. Jackson holds the record for hosting the ESPY Awards at four (1999, 2001, 2002, 2009) followed by by comedian Dennis Miller (1993 and 1994), actor and singer Jamie Foxx (2003 and 2004), and comedian Seth Meyers (2010 and 2011).

• The all-time record holder for most ESPY Award wins goes to golfing great Tiger Woods with 21, including multiple wins for Best Male Golfer and Best Male Athlete.

• For Best Record Breaking Performance, NFL football superstar Peyton Manning leads the pack with a total of three awards (in 2005, 2014 and 2015), followed by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps with two (in 2009 and 2013).

• Sportswomen at the ESPYS with multiple wins for Best Female Athlete include soccer player Mia Hamm, (1998 and 2000) golfer Annika Sörenstam (2005 and 2006), alpine skier Lindsey Vonn (2010 and 2011), tennis player Serena Williams (2003 and 2013), and mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey (2014 and 2015).


2019 ESPY Award Nominees & WINNERS

BEST MALE ATHLETE

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

WINNER: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Brooks Koepka, Golf

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

Simone Biles, Gymnast

WINNER: Alex Morgan, USWNT

Mikaela Shiffrin, US Skiing

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE

WINNER: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks 

Naomi Osaka – US Open, Australian Open

BEST INTERNATIONAL MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER

WINNER: Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo

Kylian Mbappe

Virgil Van Dyke

BEST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER

Pernille Harder, Denmark

Ada Hegerberg, Norway

WINNER: Sam Kerr, Australia

Lucy Bronze, England

BEST NFL PLAYER

WINNER: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

BEST MLB PLAYER

Mookie Betts, Red Sox

WINNER: Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

Jacob DeGrom, New York Mets

Blake Snell, Tampa Bays Rays

BEST NHL PLAYER

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

WINNER: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

BEST DRIVER

Lewis Hamilton, F1

Steve Torrence, NHRA

Scott Dixon, Indy

WINNER: Kyle Busch, NASCAR

BEST NBA PLAYER

WINNER: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

James Harden, Houston Rockets

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

Paul George, OKC Thunder

BEST WNBA PLAYER

WINNER: Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics

Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

BEST BOXER

WINNER: Canelo Alvarez

Vasily Lomachenko

Oleksandr Usyk

Terence Crawford

BEST MMA FIGHTER

Israel Adesanya

WINNER: Daniel Cormier

Henry Cejudo

Amanda Nunes

BEST MALE GOLFER

WINNER: Brooks Koepka

Tiger Woods

Justin Rose

Francesco Molinari

BEST FEMALE GOLFER

Ariya Jutanugarn

WINNER: Brooke Henderson

Jin-Young Ko

Sung Hyun Park

BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER

Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal

WINNER: Roger Federer

Stefanos Tsitsipas

BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER

Naomi Osaka

Simona Halep

WINNER: Serena Williams

Petra Kvitová

BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE

WINNER: Nyjah Huston (USA), skateboard

Scotty James (AUS), snowboard

Tom Pages (FRA), freestyle motocross

Gabriel Medina (BRA), surf

BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE

Kelly Sildaru (EST), ski

WINNER: Chloe Kim (USA), snowboard

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL), snowboard

Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), surf

BEST JOCKEY

Irad Ortiz Jr.

Mike Smith

Florent Geroux

Jose Ortiz

BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

WINNER: Mark Barr – Triathalon

Declan Farmer  – Hockey

Daniel Romanchuk – Marathon Racing

Oz Sanchez – Cycling

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing

Tatyana McFadden, Marathon Racing

Shawn Morelli, Cycling

WINNER: Allysa Seely, Triathalon

BEST BOWLER

Jason Belmonte

WINNER: Norm Duke

Anthony Simonsen

Jakob Butturff

BEST MLS PLAYER

Josef Martinez, Atlanta United

Wayne Rooney, DC United

WINNER: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

Aaron Long, NY Red Bulls

BEST NWSL PLAYER

Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns

Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns

WINNER: Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

Abby Erceg, North Carolina Courage

BEST GAME

NCAAF – LSU vs. Texas A&M: Aggies win seven-overtime 74-72 thriller in highest scoring game in FBS history

WINNER: NFL Week 11 – LA Rams (54) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (51) – Monday Night Football

NCAAW Final Four – Notre Dame (81) vs. UConn (76) – 26 lead changes

BEST COLLEGE ATHLETE

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Football – 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner

WINNER: Zion Williamson, Duke MBB – 2019 Wooden Award Winner

Rachel Garcia, UCLA Softball – USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year

Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon WBB – 2019 Wooden Award Winner

BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

WINNER: Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) passed Peyton Manning's 71,940 career passing yards to move into first place on the all-time list; most completions in NFL history, 6,300+ completions passes Brett Favre

Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon Basketball) recorded her 13th triple-double. She now holds the men's and women's NCAA basketball record for triple doubles. She surpassed Kyle Collinsworth's mark of 12 in four seasons at BYU. She also broke the Division I men's and women's record in a single season in the Ducks' 96–78 win over Southern California (7) breaking former BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth

Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) broke the NBA 3-point record in a game with 14, passing Stephen Curry's previous mark

Matthew Boling became the first-ever high schooler to break 10 seconds in the 100-meter dash, dropping a 9.98

BEST PLAY (bracket-style voting)

Miami Miracle: Miami Dolphins Stun the New England Patriots

Kawhi Leonard Drains Game-Winner at Buzzer in Game 7

Derrick Henry's NFL-record 99-yard run vs. Jaguars

Wayne Rooney Just Single-Handedly Won A Match For D.C. United

WINNER: UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10

Andrew Benintendi calls game

Damian Lillard Sends OKC Home On Buzzer Beater

Manchester QB Brendon Clar throws this ball to Kevin Henderson for the 48 yard TD catch

Texas Tech WR makes one-handed grab that mirrors OBJs best catch

Kinsley Washington singled home Jacqui Prober to win the Bruins' 12th softball title

Julie Ertz gives the USWNT the lead early in the second half

Texas A&M's Infinite Tucker goes ALL OUT for the gold

Arike Ogunbowale Behind the Back Pass

Kihei Clark, Mamadi Diakite Save Virginia at the buzzer

Wilmington Charter's Taylor Gillis with CATCH OF THE YEAR!

"Hail Mary" pass helps Texas high school football team win state title

BEST VIRAL SPORTS MOMENT

Rudolph "Blaze" Ingram, the 7-year-old  running phenom is already faster than you

Texas A&M's Infinite Tucker goes ALL OUT for the gold

WINNER: Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA Gymnastics – scores a perfect 10

Don't Sleep on Sister Mary Jo's curveball

BEST UPSET

NCAAF – Old Dominion defeats No. 13 Virginia Tech 49-35, Old Dominion only had a 1.8% chance of winning according to ESPN's FPI, making it the largest upset by an FBS team in the 14 years of Football Power Index projections

2018 US Open – Naomi Osaka defeating Serena Williams

NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off what many thought impossible, an upset for the ages after a 7-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on in Game 4 of their best-of-7 series.

WINNER: Boxing – Andy Ruiz Jr. upset win over Anthony Joshua

BEST ESPORTS MOMENT (bracket-style voting)

SonicFox winning Evo after switching sides

Team Liquid upsets defending world champ Invictus Gaming at MSI

Cloud9 wins CS:GO Boston Major

Astralis winning Katowice

Invictus League of Legends World Championship

Spitfire win inaugural Overwatch League championship

Serral winning StarCraft at BlizzCon

Shanghai Dragons end 42-game losing streak

Team OG wins the International and $11 million from qualifiers

Chiquita Evans becoming the first woman in the 2K League

WINNER: oLarry's return to the NBA 2K League after the Jacksonville shooting

Leffen finally winning EVO in what could be Melee's last year at the event

Ninja Fortnite win with Marshmello at E3 ProAM

Chritobin Madden Challenge walk off

G2 wins R6 world championship

Mongausse winning Summer Skirmish from out of nowhere

BEST WWE MOMENT

WINNER: Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw, announces his Leukemia is in remission

Becky Lynch wins both WWE Women's Championship Titles at Wrestlemania 35

Kofi Kingston wins his first WWE Heavyweight Championship Title at Wrestlemania 35

Ronda Rousey defeats Alexa Bliss at Summerslam 2018 to win her first RAW Women's Championship Title

 

More about the Espys

Begun by cable sports channel ESPN in 1993, the annual ESPY Awards allows sports fans worldwide to join in an online vote for their favorites in such categories as Best Male Athlete, Best Female Athlete,Best Coach/Manager, and Team of the Year.

Unlike most awards shows, the ESPYs are probably most noted for its contribution to charity, as a portion of the proceeds is donated to The V Foundation, named for its founder, Jim Valvano.

The Arthur Ashe Courage Award is another ESPY highlight, honoring an individual for their personal courage or charitable works outside the sports arena, with past winners including such trailblazers as Muhammad Ali and tennis legend Billie Jean King.

Around the Web, find out more about the awards ceremony with top sites featuring video highlights, photos and fun facts:

Espy Awards around the Web:

2018 ESPYS - The official site featuring the complete list of this year's nominees, online voting, an archive of video highlights and past winners.

ESPY Awards - Wikipedia entry with details on the awards' history, memorable moments, and lists of show hosts & major winners dating back to 1993.


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