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Aaron Rodgers e Justin Timberlake agli Espy Awards 2011

Per il terzo anno consecutivo sarà ESPN America (canale 214 di Sky) a trasmettere in esclusiva gli «ESPY Awards» (acronimo di Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award), gli Oscar dello Sport, premio annuale giunto alla 19ª edizione, riservato ai migliori atleti e alle migliori performance del mondo dello sport. L’intera cerimonia, che si è tenuta lo scorso 13 luglio al «Nokia Theatre» di Los Angeles, sarà trasmessa, in prima visione assoluta, domenica 17 luglio alle ore 16.00 (il red carpet in onda alle ore 15.30). A presentare la serata per il secondo anno consecutivo Seth Meyers, l’attore comico che nel popolare show «Saturday Night Live» conduce ogni settimana un tg satirico simile a «Striscia la Notizia».

Oltre a celebrare il meglio dello sport americano, gli ESPY Awards rendono omaggio ai più grandi atleti del mondo. Sul palco tutti i protagonisti dell’ultima stagione: da Dirk Nowitzki, che ha conquistato l’anello NBA con i suoi Dallas Mavericks, ad Aaron Rodgers, campione NFL con i Green Bay Packers, passando per Tim Thomas (campione NHL con i Boston Bruins) e Blake Griffin, miglior rookie NBA della scorsa stagione con la maglia dei Los Angeles Clippers. I premi sono stati assegnati sulla base dei voti espressi dal pubblico (entro il 9 luglio) sul sito di ESPN, su facebook o sulle applicazioni mobile di ESPN.

Oltre agli atleti più titolati, si sono dati appuntamento a Los Angeles anche i grandi nomi dello spettacolo. Tra le star più acclamate, i cantanti Justin Bieber e Justin Timberlake, e l’attore Ryan Reynolds. Tutti insieme festeggiano un anno di sport salutando le imprese e gli atleti migliori della stagione 2010/2011. Come da tradizione, gli ESPY’s premiano sia i migliori atleti di ogni singola disciplina (ad esempio, il miglior giocatore dell’NFL) sia i migliori atleti in categorie trasversali (ad esempio, la migliore squadra o il miglior atleta maschile).

Pubblichiamo di seguito l’elenco di nomination e vincitori. Se preferite non rovinarvi la sorpresa, vi suggeriamo di interrompere la lettura qui…

ESPY AWARDS 2011: LE NOMINATION

BEST MALE ATHLETE
Jimmie Johnson (Nascar)
Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
Dirk Nowitzki (NBA)
Aaron Rodgers (NFL)

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
Tim Lincecum (2010 MLB Postseason)
Tim Thomas (Stanley Cup Finals)
Kemba Walker (NCAA Tournament)
Serena Williams (Wimbledon)

BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE
Ray Allen (NBA 3-point record)
Rory Mcllroy (U.S. Open)
Derrick Rose (Youngest player to win NBA MVP)
UConn Women’s Basketball (Longest win streak)

BEST GAME
Auburn beats Alabama, Iron Bowl
Butler upsets Pittsburgh, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Eagles rally to beat the Giants, NFL
Oklahoma City edges Memphis in 3 OT, NBA Playoffs

BEST TEAM
Auburn Football
Boston Bruins
Dallas Mavericks
Green Bay Packers
San Francisco Giants
Texas A&M Women’s Basketball

BEST SPORTS MOVIE
The Fighter
Secretariat
Soul Surfer
Win Win

BEST NFL PLAYER
Tom Brady, New England
Arian Foster, Houston
Clay Matthews Jr, Green Bay
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

BEST NHL PLAYER
Corey Perry, Anaheim
Daniel Sedin, Vancouver
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay
Tim Thomas, Boston

BEST NBA PLAYER
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City
LeBron James, Miami
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas
Derrick Rose, Chicago

BEST FIGHTER
Bernard Hopkins
Jon “Bones” Jones
Sergio Martinez
Manny Pacquiao
Georges St. Pierre

BEST FEMALE GOLFER
Na Yeon Choi
Cristie Kerr
Jiyai Shin
Yani Tseng

BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER
Kim Clijsters
Li Na
Serena Williams
Caroline Wozniacki

BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Blair Brown, Penn State Volleyball
Dallas Escobedo, Arizona State Softball
Melissa Henderson, Notre Dame Soccer
Katinka Hosszu, USC Swimming
Maya Moore, Connecticut Basketball

BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE
Sarah Burke, Freestyle Skier
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding
Ashley Fiolek, Motocross
Stephanie Gilmore, Surfing

BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH DISABILITY
Chris Devlin-Young
Anthony Robles
Aaron Scheidies
Jerome Singleton
Steve Wampler

BEST BOWLER
Chris Barnes
Jason Belmonte
Mika Koivuneimi
Bill O’Neill

BEST TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE
Allyson Felix
Tyson Gay
David Oliver

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)
Lauren Jackson (WNBA)
Maya Moore (NCAA Basketball)
Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE
Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays)
Arian Foster (Houston, Texas)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Li Na (Tennis)
Cam Newton (Auburn Tigers)

BEST UPSET
Blame over Zenyatta, Breeder’s Cup
Fabricio Werdum stuns Fedor Emelianenko, MMA
Seahawks upset Saints, NFL Wild Card Playoffs
VCU, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

BEST MOMENT
Fennville HS Basketball Tournament Run
Roy Halladay Postseason No-Hitter, MLB
Trevor Bayne at Dayton 500, NASCAR

CASTROL EDGE NFL STRONGEST PERFORMANCE AWARD
Arian Foster, Houston
DeAngelo Hall, Washington
Leon Washington, Seattle

BEST COACH/MANAGER
Jim Calhoun, Connecticut Basketball
Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks
Gene Chizik, Auburn Football
Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers

Dom Starsia, Virginia Lacrosse

BEST MLB PLAYER
Jose Bautista, Toronto
Roy Hallasay, Philadelphia
Josh Hamilton, Texas
Felix Hernandez, Seattle
Joey Votto, Cincinnati

BEST DRIVER
Greg Anderson
John Force
Dario Franchitti
Jimmie Johnson

BEST WNBA PLAYER
Tamika Catchings, Indiana
Lauren Jackson, Seattle
Cappie Pondexter, New York
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix

BEST MALE GOLFER
Luke Donald
Jim Furyk
Graeme McDowell
Rory Mcllroy
Charl Schwartzel

BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal

BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Jimmer Fredette, BYU Basketball
Andy Miele, Miami-Ohio Hockey
Cam Newton, Auburn Football
Rob Pannell, Cornell Lacrosse
Kemba Walker, Connecticut Basketball

BEST MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE
Tucker Hibbert, Snowmobiling
Travis Pastrana, Motocross
Kevin Rolland, Freestyle Skiing
Kelly Slater, Surfing
Shaun White, Snowboarding

BEST JOCKEY
Ramon Dominguez
Garrett Gomez
John Velasquez

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH DISABILITY
Alison Jones
Tatyana McFadden
Alana Nichols
Melissa Stockwell
Mallory Weggermann

BEST MLS PLAYER
Edson Buddle, Los Angeles
Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
David Ferreira, Dallas

ESPY AWARDS 2011: I VINCITORI
SPECIAL AWARDS
ARTHUR ASHE COURAGE AWARD: Dewey Bozella
JIMMY V AWARD FOR PERSEVERANCE: Anthony Robles
BEST COMEBACK: Mark Herzlich
BEST IN SPORT
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE: Lindsey Vonn, Olympic Skier
BEST MALE ATHLETE: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
BEST MOMENT: Roy Halladay postseason no-hitter
BEST TEAM: Dallas Mavericks
BEST COACH/MANAGER: Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks
BEST GAME: Eagles vs. Giants
BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE: Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
BEST PLAY: Amy Wambach, Women’s World Cup goal
BEST UPSET: VCU NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament run
BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE: Rory McIlroy
BEST SPORTS MOVIE: The Fighter
BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE: Jimmer Fredette, BYU Basketball
BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE: Maya Moore, Connecticut Women’s Basketball
BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY: Anthony Robles, wrestling
BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY: Mallory Weggemann, swimming
INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
BEST MLB PLAYER: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies
BEST NBA PLAYER: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
BEST WNBA PLAYER: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
BEST NFL PLAYER:  Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
BEST NHL PLAYER: Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
BEST MLS PLAYER: Landon Donovan, Los Angeles Galaxy
BEST MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE: Shaun White, Skateboarding/Snowboarding
BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE: Stephanie Gilmore, surfing
BEST BOWLER: Jason Belmonte
BEST DRIVER: Jimmie Johnson
BEST FIGHTER: Manny Pacquiao
BEST MALE GOLFER: Rory McIlroy
BEST FEMALE GOLFER: Cristie Kerr
BEST JOCKEY: John Velazquez
BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER: Rafael Nadal
BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER: Serena Williams
BEST TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE: Tyson Gay

SPONSORED AWARDS
CAPITAL ONE CUP: Stanford Women’s Athletics and Florida Men’s Athletics
CASTROL EDGE NFL STRONGEST PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Arian Foster


Questo articolo è stato pubblicato da Redazione il 15 luglio 2011

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