When: Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 8PM ET (TENTATIVE)
Where: Televised live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on ABC
There will be another exciting award ceremony on tap when sports stars came out to play at the 2023 ESPY Awards tentatively scheduled for Wednesdaym July 12, 2023 beginning at 8PM ET live on ABC from the Microsoft Theatre in LA.
Meanwhile, keep it here for more updates including who will host, a complete list of 2023 ESPY nominees, presenters, special appearances and performances plus the announcement of big winners on awards night!
2022 ESPY Awards rewind
Best male athlete nominee Stephen Curry
Hosting the landmark 30th anniversary event was none other than Stephen Curry, tje Golden State Warrior, NBA Champ, and one of this year's ESPY Best Male Athlete nominees.
Other leading 2022 ESPY nominees (also see WINNERS, below) included Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, and Olympic track and field champion Allyson Felix, who were among those up for multiple awards.
Other big winners of the night include this year's recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance which went to Dick Vitale, the ESPN college basketball broadcaster and cancer survivor.
The Arthur Ashe Courage Award went to Vitali Klitschko, former boxing champ and currently mayor of Kyiv, Ukraine's embattled capital city.
The 2022 Pat Tillman Award for Service was presented to author, athlete, and retired Army Command Sergeant Major Gretchen Evans.
Presenters in 2022 included former professional ski racer Lindsey Vonn, NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, NFL quarterback Russel Wilson and wife Ciara, tennis legend Billie Jean King, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, rapper Lil Wayne, actor Jon Hamm and more.
Just up ahead, check out a complete list of 2022 ESPY Award nominees and WINNERS, along with more fun facts and related resources on the biggest sports awards night of the year.
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).
2022 ESPY Award Nominees & WINNERS
Best Athlete, Men's Sports
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels -- WINNER
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Best Athlete, Women's Sports
Oksana Masters, Cross Country Skiing, Road Cycling, Biathlon
Sunisa Lee, Gymnastics Katie Ledecky, Swimming -- WINNER
Candace Parker, Chicago Sky
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Trinity Rodman, Washington Spirit Eileen Gu, Skier -- WINNER
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies
Best Record-Breaking Performance Stephen Curry passes Ray Allen for most 3-pointers made in NBA history -- WINNER
Jocelyn Alo breaks Lauren Chamberlain's home run record for most in Division I history (96)
Allyson Felix, Track & Field, won her 11th career medal surpassing Carl Lewis for the United States track and field record
Tom Brady becomes the NFL all-time passing yards leader overtaking Drew Brees
Best Championship Performance Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams – Super Bowl LVI -- WINNER
Julianna Pena, UFC 269
Max Verstappen, F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalance – Stanley Cup Finals
Best Comeback Athlete Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors -- WINNER
Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles
Diamond DeShields, Phoenix Mercury
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Best Play Unbelievable Corner Kick Goal by Megan Rapinoe -- WINNER
Justin Tucker's 66-yard NFL record field goal
Ja Morant's poster dunk
Hansel Emmanuel with the play of the year
Best Team Golden State Warriors, NBA -- WINNER
Chicago Sky, WNBA
Atlanta Braves, MLB
Los Angeles Rams, NFL
Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA Softball
Georgia Bulldogs, NCAA Football
Colorado Avalanche, NHL
Best Olympian, Women's Sports
Sunisa Lee, Gymnastics
Oksana Masters, Cross Country Skiing, Road Cycling, Biathlon Katie Ledecky, Swimming -- WINNER
Allyson Felix, Track & Field
Best Olympian, Men's Sports
Nathan Chen, Figure Skating
Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Nick Mayhugh, Track & Field Caeleb Dressel, Swimming -- WINNER
Best Game Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Buffalo Bills in an OT thriller (AFC Divisional Game) -- WINNER
UConn defeats NC State in double OT (Elite 8 NCAA Women's Basketball)
Kansas' 16-point rally, which was the biggest comeback in championship game history (NCAA Men's Basketball Championship)
Bryce Young rallies Alabama to beat Auburn in four OTs (NCAA Football Iron Bowl)
Best College Athlete, Men's Sports Bryce Young, Alabama Football - -WINNER
Dante Polvara, Georgetown Men's Soccer
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Men's Basketball
Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland Lacrosse
Best College Athlete, Women's Sports
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina Women's Basketball
Jaelin Howell, Florida State Soccer Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma Softball -- WINNER
Charlotte North, Boston College Lacrosse
Best International Athlete, Men's Soccer
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City
Sadio Mane, Liverpool Kylian Mbappe, PSG -- WINNER
Best International Athlete, Women's Soccer
Alexia Putellas, Barcelona Sam Kerr, Chelsea -- WINNER
Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal
Caroline Graham Hansen, Barcelona
Best NFL Player Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams -- WINNER
TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
Best MLB Player Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels -- WINNER
Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
Jorge Soler, Atlanta Braves
Best NHL Player Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers -- WINNER
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers
Best Driver Kyle Larson, NASCAR - WINNER
Max Verstappen, F1
Steve Torrence, NHRA
Alex Palou, IndyCar
Best NBA Player
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors -- WINNER
Best WNBA Player
Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun
Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx
Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix Mercury Candace Parker, Chicago Sky -- WINNER
Best Boxer Tyson Fury -- WINNER
Best MMA Fighter
Alexander Volkanovski Charles Oliviera -- WINNER
Best Athlete, Men's Golf
Cameron Smith Justin Thomas -- WINNER
Best Athlete, Women's Golf Nelly Korda -- WINNER
Best Athlete, Men's Tennis Rafael Nadal -- WINNER
Best Athlete, Women's Tennis Emma Raducanu -- WINNER
Best Athlete, Men's Action Sports Eli Tomac, Supercross -- WINNER
Alex Hall, Ski
Yuto Horigome, Skateboard
Ayuma Hirano, Snowboard
Best Athlete, Women's Action Sports
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Snowboard Eileen Gu, Ski -- WINNER
Rayssa Leal, Skateboard
Chloe Kim, Snowboard
Irad Ortiz Jose Ortiz -- WINNER
Best Athlete With a Disability, Men's Sports
Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Nick Mayhugh, Track & Field Brad Snyder, Paratriathlon & Swimming -- WINNER
Ian Seidenfeld, Table Tennis
Best Athlete With a Disability, Women's Sports
Oksana Masters, Cycling & Nordic/Biathlon Jessica Long, Swimming -- WINNER
Brenna Huckaby, Snowboarding
Kate Ward, Soccer
Anthony Simonsen Kyle Troup -- WINNER
Best MLS Player
Valentin Castellanos, NYCFC
Jesus Ferreira, FC Dallas
Carles Gil, New England Revolution Carlos Vela, LAFC -- WINNER
Best NWSL Player Ashley Hatch, Washington Spirit -- WINNER
Aubrey Bledsoe, Washington Spirit
Jess Fishlock, OL Reign
Caprice Dydasco, NJ/NY Gotham FC
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:
2023 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.