2019 ESPY Awards Nominees

2019 ESPY Awards Nominees

2018 ESPY Awards Nominees


The 27th yearly event, which is aired live from Microsoft Theater, will be hosted by comedian Tracy Morgan and also feature the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers. While The previous O.G. celebrity peppers the audience with jokes, awards will be presented in categories such as best female and male athletes, best group, best mad and breakthrough athlete.

Then there is the most effective record-breaking performance and, needless to say, a fan favorite, greatest viral sports minute.

Not surprisingly, this year-old ESPYs will be star-studded, together with stars such as Dave Bautista, Usher, Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Joel McHale, Billie Jean King, Chris Long and Kumani Nanjiani scheduled to present athletes with awards for their stunning accomplishments.
The sports world’s best and brightest will probably be out in force Wednesday night in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California for its 2019 ESPYs.

After its Women’s World Cup parade and rally in New York, the United States women’s national team will be in LA for the award series.

2019 ESPY Awards Start

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC

2019 ESPY Award Nominees Category and full List

1.Best Male Athlete

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Brooks Koepka, Golf

2.Best Female Athlete

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Simone Biles, Gymnast
Alex Morgan, USWNT
Mikaela Shiffrin, US Skiing

3.Best Breakthrough Athlete

Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
Naomi Osaka, Tennis

4.Best Team

Boston Red Sox, MLB
Clemson Tigers, NCAA football
New England Patriots, NFL
Toronto Raptors, NBA
Baylor Bears, NCAA women’s basketball
Virginia Cavaliers, NCAA men’s basketball
U.S. Women’s National Team, soccer

5.Best International Men’s Soccer Player

Lionel Messi, Argentina
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
Kylian Mbappe, France
Virgil van Dijk, Netherlands

6.Best International Women’s Soccer Player

Pernille Harder, Denmark
Ada Hegerberg, Norway
Sam Kerr, Australia
Lucy Bronze, England

7.Best NFL Player

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

8.Best MLB Player

Mookie Betts, Red Sox
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
Jacob DeGrom, New York Mets
Blake Snell, Tampa Bays Rays

9.Best NHL Player

Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Nathan McKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

1o.Best Driver

Lewis Hamilton, F1
Steve Torrence, NHRA
Scott Dixon, Indy
Kyle Busch, NASCAR

11.Best NBA Player

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder

12.Best WNBA Player

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks

13.Best Boxer

Canelo Alvarez
Vasiliy Lomachenko
Oleksandr Usyk
Terence Crawford

14.Best MMA Fighter

Israel Adesanya
Daniel Cormier
Henry Cejudo
Amanda Nunes

15.Best Male Golfer

Brooks Koepka
Tiger Woods
Justin Rose
Francesco Molinari

16.Best Female Golfer

Ariya Jutanugarn
Brooke Henderson
Jin-Young Ko
Sung Hyun Park

17.Best Male Tennis Player

Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
Stefanos Tsitsipas

18.Best Female Tennis Player

Naomi Osaka
Simona Halep
Serena Williams
Petra Kvitova

19.Best Male Action Sports Athlete

Nyjah Houston, United States, skateboard
Scotty James, Australia, snowboard
Tom Pagès, France, freestyle motocross
Gabriel Medina, Brazil, surf

20.Best Female Action Sports Athlete

Kelly Sidaru, Estonia, ski
Chloe Kim, the United States, snowboard
Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, New Zealand, snowboard
Stephanie Gilmore, Australia, surf

21.Best Jockey

Irad Ortiz Jr.
Mike Smith
Florent Geroux
Jose Ortiz

22.Best Male Athlete with a Disability

Mark Barr, triathlon
Declan Farmer, hockey
Daniel Romanchuk, marathon racing
Oz Sanchez, cycling

23.Best Female Athlete with a Disability

Oksana Masters, Nordic skiing
Tatyana McFadden, marathon racing
Shawn Morelli, cycling
Alyssa Seely triathlon

24.Best Bowler

Jason Belmonte
Norm Duke
Anthony Simonsen
Jakob Butturff

25.Best MLS Player

Josef Martinez, Atlanta United
Wayne Rooney, D.C. United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, L.A. Galaxy
Aaron Long, N.Y. Red Bulls

26.Best Game

LSU defeats Texas A&M 74-72 in 7 OT thriller
Rams defeat Chiefs 54-51 on Monday Night Football
Notre Dame defeats UConn 81-76 in Final Four

27.Best College Athlete

Kyler Murray, Oklahoma football
Zion Williamson, Duke men’s basketball
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon women’s basketball
Rachel Garcia, UCLA softball

28.Best Record-breaking Performance

Saints’ Drew Brees becomes the all-time passing leader
Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu becomes the all-time leader in triple-doubles
Warriors’ Klay Thompson sets 3-point record in a game with 14
Matthew Boling sets high school track record in 100 meters

29.Best Play

Dolphins’ Miami Miracle downs Patriots
Kawhi Leonard’s buzzer-beater ends Philly’s season
Derrick Henry’s record-setting 99-yard TD run
Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10 in floor exercises

30.Best Viral Sports Moment

Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram, the seven-year-old running phenom
Texas A&M’s Infinite Tucker dives for the gold
UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10 in the floor exercise
Sister Mary Jo delivers a biting curveball

31.Best Upset

College Football – Old Dominion defeats No. 13 Virginia Tech
U.S. Open – Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams
NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets sweep Tampa Bay Lightning
Boxing – Andy Ruiz Jr. defeats Anthony Joshua

32.Best Esports Moment (Finals)

larry’s return to the NBA 2K League after the Jacksonville shooting
Ninja Fortnite win with Marshmello at E3 ProAM

33.​Best WWE Moment

Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw and 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