ESPY Award winners 2021 Live ESPN’s main programming is the NBA Finals Suns vs. Bucks in July, but on Saturday, the network will use a two-day break in the series to host the biggest sports prize.
Last year, the ESPY awards were postponed until June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When sporting events were postponed and canceled, the annual exhibition was held in practice and highlighted the social achievements of the athletes.
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ESPY Award winners 2021 Live This year, the event will return to its normal form. The exhibition focuses on athletic achievement and honors the best athletes, teams, performances, and more. Candidates include Tom Brady, Simone Biles, Aaron Rodgers, Chris Paul, Paige Bueckers, Naomi Osaka, and DK Metcalf.
Additionally, ESPY will present Maya Moore, Chris Nikic and Marcus Rashford with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and the Pat Tillman Award for Service.
Moore, a former WNBA superstar, receives the Arthur Ashe Award for her efforts to free Jonathan Irons from Missouri prison. Nikic received the Jimmy V Award when he became the first person with Down syndrome to complete the Ironman Triathlon last November. English footballer Rashford receives the Pat Tillman Award for helping to combat food poverty and hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ESPYs for 2021 will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will air on ABC. The event is hosted by actor Anthony Mackie, known for his role as Sam Wilson / Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Below are the nominees and winners of the 2021 ESPY Awards.
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ESPY 2021 Award Winners by Category
Below is a full list of nominees for each category in the ESPN 2021 ESPY Awards, including Best Male and Female Athlete.
Winners will be updated when prizes are announced.
BEST athlete, men’s sports
Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1