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MAIN Arrow to SportsSports Arrow to Sports Stars Sports Idols Arrow to ESPY Awards 2016 ESPY Awards

ESPY AwardsSandwiched 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 began in June when voting opened up online for all nominee categories at espn.com/espys. (See nominees below).

John Cena, 2016 Espy Awards host
WWE champ John Cena is
your host for the 2016 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.

This year's "Oscars of Sports" is scheduled to air live on ABC at 8PM ET on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Notable 2016 Espy nominees include Serena Williams who is vying for her 8th Best Female Tennis Player award, while in the Best Male Athlete category, former nominees Stephen Curry and LeBron James are joined by two newcomers to the category, Cam Newton and Bryce Harper.

For Best NFL player, Cam Newton is also paired against New England QB Tom Brady, Houston defensive end JJ Watt, Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown and Julio Jones of the Falcons.

Meanwhile, keep it here for future updates on featured presenters, performers, and a complete list of ultimate winners at the 2016 Espys.


2015 Espy Awards rewind

New this year? The Espys moved from its namesake ESPN to its sister network ABC. This year's 23rd annual ESPY Awards ceremony aired on network ABC live from Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 beginning at 8 PM ET.

Hosting this year's show was "Community" star and host of "The Soup", Joel McHale.

Major nominees, (see below) were announced on June 24th, included LeBron James who led the pack with nods for Best Male Athlete, Best NBA Player, and Best Championship performance.


The Caitlyn controversy

Along with honors for best individual and team performances throughout the past year, the 2015 Espy Awards also honored Caitlyn Jenner (a.k.a. Olympic great Bruce Jenner) with the annual Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

To say that the decision caused a controversy might have won Espy's "biggest understatment of the year".

Case in point: sportscaster Bob Costas, saw Jenner's appearance solely as a marketing ploy while others expressed admiration for Jenner's personal fortitude for a very public (and, yes, controversial) gender transition.



Meanwhile, lost in all the hoopla were this year's recipients of the annual Jimmy V Perseverance Award -- Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his daughter, Leah. Both were honored for their battle against Leah's rare form of pediatric cancer on awards night. The special bond between dad and daughter inspired millions of fans who responded with heartwarming messages of hope and support on social media.

Danielle Green, who played at Notre Dame and served in Iraq, was also honored with the Pat Tillman Service Award.

Presenters on the big night included LeBron James, Ed Helms, Danica Patrick, Andre Iguodoba, Vince Vaughn, Britney Spears, Kiefer Sutherland, JJ Watt, Mike Epps, and Julie Foudy.


2016 ESPY Award Nominees

BEST MALE ATHLETE


Stephen Curry


Cam Newton


Bryce Harper


LeBron James


BEST FEMALE ATHLETE


Breanna Stewart


Elena Delle Donne


Katie Ledecky


Simone Biles


BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE


Von Miller, Super Bowl


Carli Lloyd, World Cup Final


Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup Playoffs


LeBron James, NBA Finals


BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE


Jake Arrieta


Conor McGregor


Chloe Kim


Karl-Anthony Towns


BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE


Stephen Curry single season three-pointers made


Geno Auriemma most NCAA basketball titles in D1 history (11)


Christian McCaffery single season NCAAF all-purpose yards


BEST UPSET


Holly Holm knocks out Ronda Rousey, UFC


Middle Tennessee over Michigan State, Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament


Roberta Vinci over Serena Williams, US Open


BEST GAME


Villanova vs. North Carolina, Men's NCAA Basketball Final


Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers, NFL Divisional Round


Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Finals Game 7


BEST MOMENT (NOT TO BE VOTED ON)


Cleveland wins first title in over 50 years


BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE (NOT TO BE VOTED ON)


Eric Berry


BEST PLAY (16 NOMINEES VOTED BRACKET-STYLE)


Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary vs. 16. Crazy 66-yard Ole Miss' TD


Kris Jenkins buzzer beater vs. 15. Connor McDavid goal


Michigan St punt block TD vs. 14. Stanford trick play w/ circus catch


LeBron Game 7 block vs. 13. Louis Oosthuizen hole-in-one off of ball


Steph Curry 38-foot game-winner vs. 12. Army softball player leaps over tag


Holly Holm knockout of Ronda Rousey vs. 11. Bartolo Colon first home run


Tiffany Howard HR robbery WCWS vs. 10. Josh Donaldson diving into stands


Jairo Samerio scores on scissor-kick ground vs. 9. Dele Alli juggling goal for Tottenham
BEST TEAM


Cleveland Cavaliers


Pittsburgh Penguins


Kansas City Royals


Denver Broncos


Alabama Crimson Tide


UConn Huskies


Villanova Wildcats


BEST COACH/MANAGER


Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals


Geno Auriemma, UConn Huskies


Jay Wright, Villanova Wildcats


Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide


Tyronn Lue, Cleveland Cavaliers


BEST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE


Cristiano Ronaldo


Novak Djokovic


Lydia Ko


Luis Suarez


Canelo Alvarez


BEST NFL PLAYER


Cam Newton


Tom Brady


JJ Watt


Antonio Brown


Julio Jones


BEST MLB PLAYER


Bryce Harper


Josh Donaldson


Jake Arrieta


Mike Trout


Clayton Kershaw


BEST NHL PLAYER


Patrick Kane


Alex Ovechkin


Sidney Crosby


Joe Pavelski


Braden Holtby


BEST DRIVER


Kyle Busch


Lewis Hamilton


Erica Enders-Stevens


Scott Dixon


Alexander Rossi


BEST NBA PLAYER


Stephen Curry


Kawhi Leonard


LeBron James


Kevin Durant


Russell Westbrook
BEST WNBA PLAYER


Elena Delle Donne


Maya Moore


Angel McCoughtry


Tina Charles


DeWanna Bonner


BEST FIGHTER


Conor McGregor


Gennady Golovkin


Canelo Alvarez


Robbie Lawler


Roman Gonzalez


BEST MALE GOLFER


Jason Day


Dustin Johnson


Danny Willett


Jordan Spieth


BEST FEMALE GOLFER


Lydia Ko


Inbee Park


Brooke Henderson


Ariya Jutanugarn


BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER


Novak Djokovic


Andy Murray


Roger Federer


BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER


Angelique Kerber


Flavia Pennetta


Serena Williams


Garbine Muguruza


BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE


Derrick Henry


Buddy Hield


Jordan Morris


Jarrion Lawson


Alex Dieringer


BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE


Breanna Stewart


Raquel Rodriguez


Samantha Bricio


Taylor Cummings


Sierra Romero


BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE


Ryan Dungey


Gus Kenworthy


Nyjah Huston


Pedro Barros


Mark McMorris


BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE


Chloe Kim


Keala Kennelly


Jamie Anderson


Carissa Moore


BEST JOCKEY


Mario Gutierrez


Kent Desormeaux


Javier Castellano


Irad Ortiz Jr.


BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY


Richard Browne


Joe Berenyi


Aaron Fotheringham


Nikko Landeros


Brad Snyder


BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY


Tatyana McFadden


Heather Erickson


Oksana Masters


Bethany Hamilton


Shawn Morelli


BEST BOWLER


Jason Belmonte


Jesper Svensson


Ryan Ciminelli


Anthony Simonsen


BEST MLS PLAYER


Sebastian Giovinco


Kei Kamara


Laurent Ciman


Luis Robles


All 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 star 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:

2016 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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