Best Sports Movie ESPY Award

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The Best Sports Movie ESPY Award has been presented annually since 2002 to the sports-related feature film adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year.[1] There was no winner in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Between 2002 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

The ESPY Awards ceremonies are conducted in June to honor achievements through one year thither; because of the 2002 rescheduling of the ceremony, the award presented in that year was given in consideration of performance between February 2001 and June 2002.

List of winners[edit]

Year Film Director Sport featured
2002 The Rookie John Lee Hancock Baseball
2003 Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha Association football (soccer)
2004 Miracle Gavin O'Connor Ice hockey
2005 Friday Night Lights Peter Berg American football
2006 Glory Road James Gartner Basketball
2007 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Adam McKay Stock car racing
2008 Semi-Pro Kent Alterman Basketball
2009 The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Gary Fleder American football
2010 The Blind Side John Lee Hancock American football
2011 The Fighter David O. Russell Boxing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The date of the theatrical release of a film is that on which a determination as to the year of eligibility for selection is made.