ESPYs Winners 2016 – See Full ESPY Awards Winner List!
The 2016 ESPYs will honor the best in sports on Wednesday, and Gossip Cop has a full list of the winners!
Now in its 24th year, the ESPY Awards “commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances.” To celebrate the year’s biggest accomplishments in the sporting world, awards are handed out in more than 30 categories. And many of the winners are chosen by fans.
Nominated this time around for Best Team are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kansas City Royals, Alabama Crimson Tide, UConn Huskies, Villanova Wildcats, and the Denver Broncos. The Best Male Athlete nominees are Steph Curry, Cam Newton, Bryce Harper and LeBron James. And the Best Female Athlete contenders are Breanna Stewart, Elena Delle Donne, Katie Ledecky, and Simon Biles.
In addition, Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant and Abby Wambach will all receive the Icon Award. This year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award is going to Zaevion Dobson posthumously, Craig Sager will get the Jimmy V Perseverance Award, and the Pat Tillman Award for Service recipient is Sgt. Elizabeth Marks. Gossip Cop will update the winners list below as each award is announced live during the ceremony, which will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern. In the meantime, check out the categories below!
Best Male Athlete
Best Female Athlete
Best Championship Performance
Cleveland Cavaliers Winning NBA Championship
Best Comeback Athlete
Best Breakthrough Athlete
Best Record-Breaking Performance
Holly Holm over Ronda Rousey
NBA Finals Game 7
Aaron Rodgers’ “Hail Mary”
Best International Athlete
Best NFL Player
Best MLB Player
Best NHL Player
Best NBA Player
Best WNBA Player
Best Male Golfer
Best Female Golfer
Best Male Tennis Player
Best Female Tennis Player
Best Male College Athlete
Best Female College Athlete
Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Best MLS Player