2015 ESPY Awards Nominees, Streaming Info And Live Video Updates
Last year's ESPY Awards were especially memorable, if only for the fact that Stuart Scott made his last major public appearance before succumbing to a rare form of cancer that he spoke about at the ceremony. And though it'll be hard for this year's ESPYs to top that moment, it won't be for lack of trying.
The network will be presenting Caitlyn Jenner -- formerly U.S. Olympic icon Bruce Jenner, in case you've been living under a rock -- with The Arthur Ashe Courage Award for transcending sports through, well, courage. Not everyone has been happy about ESPN's decision to give Jenner the honor, namely NBC's Bob Costas, who called the decision "a crass exploitation play."
“I wish Caitlyn all the happiness in the world and all the peace of mind in the world," Costas said on "The Dan Patrick Show" back in June. "However, it strikes me that awarding the Arthur Ashe Award to Caitlyn Jenner is just a crass exploitation play -- it’s a tabloid play. In the broad world of sports, I’m pretty sure they could’ve found someone -– and this is not anything against Caitlyn Jenner –- who was much closer to actively involved in sports, who would’ve been deserving of what that award represents."
USWNT captain Abby Wambach will be presenting Jenner with the Award.
HOST: Joel McHale
WHERE: The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California
WHEN: Wednesday, July 15 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
ONLINE: The Watch ESPN app, ESPN.com
~ NOTABLE CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES ~
Best Male Athlete: Aaron Rodgers (NFL), LeBron James (NBA), Stephen Curry (NBA), J.J. Watt (NFL)
Best Female Athlete: Ronda Rousey (MMA), Breanna Stewart (UConn Basketball), Lindsey Vonn (Skiing), Serena Williams (Tennis)
Best Breakout Athlete: Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), Mo'ne Davis (Little League Baseball), Cardale Jones (Ohio State Buckeyes), Jordan Spieth (PGA)
Best Comeback Athlete: Rob Gronkowski (NFL), Alex Rodriguez
(MLB), Derrick Rose (NBA), Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
Best Team: New England Patriots, Connecticut Huskies (Women's), Golden State Warriors, Chicago Blackhawks, Ohio State Buckeyes Football, U.S. Women's National Soccer Team
Best Game: A's vs. Royals (AL Wild Card), Spurs vs. Clippers Game 7 (Western Conference Quarterfinals), Seahawks vs. Patriots (Super Bowl)
Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football...
Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl-winning interception...
Central Michigan's Bahamas Bowl-winning hail mary...
Lionel Messi's Copa del Rey goal against Atletico Madrid...
- Ouch, Ronda Rousey just went there with the Floyd Mayweather Jr. domestic violence joke on the red carpet. Well played, ma'am.
- Joel McHale's opening monolog absolutely rocked. How nice is it not having Drake or Justin Timberlake hosting this thing for once?
- Caitlyn Jenner's entire 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award ESPYs speech.
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