2016 ESPY Nominees 

Date: July 13 

Time: 8:00 p.m. EST

Channel: ESPN 

Hosted By: John Cena 

ESPN-logo-wordmark.png (2272×1704)BEST MALE ATHLETE

  • Stephen Curry
  • Cam Newton
  • Bryce Harper
  • LeBron James

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

  • Breanna Stewart
  • Elena Delle Donne
  • Katie Ledecky
  • Simone Biles

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE

  • Von Miller – Super Bowl
  • Carli Lloyd – World Cup Final
  • Sidney Crosby – Stanley Cup Playoffs
  • LeBron James – NBA Finals

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE

  • Jake Arrieta
  • Conor McGregor
  • Chloe Kim
  • Karl-Anthony Towns

BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

  • Stephen Curry – single season three-pointers made
  • Geno Auriemma – most NCAA basketball titles in D1 history (11)
  • Christian McCaffery – single season NCAAF all-purpose yards

BEST PLAY (16 NOMINEES VOTED BRACKET-STYLE)

  • Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary vs. 16. Crazy 66-yard Ole Miss’ TD
  • Kris Jenkins buzzer beater vs. 15. Connor McDavid goal
  • Michigan St punt block TD vs. 14. Stanford trick play w/ circus catch
  • LeBron Game 7 block vs. 13. Louis Oosthuizen hole-in-one off of ball
  • Steph Curry 38-foot game-winner vs. 12. Army softball player leaps over tag
  • Holly Holm knockout of Ronda Rousey vs. 11. Bartolo Colon first home run
  • Tiffany Howard HR robbery WCWS vs. 10. Josh Donaldson diving into stands
  • Jairo Samerio scores on scissor-kick ground vs. 9. Dele Alli juggling goal for Tottenham

BEST TEAM

  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Denver Broncos
  • Alabama Crimson Tide
  • UConn Huskies
  • Villanova Wildcats

 
BEST COACH/MANAGER

  • Ned Yost – Kansas City Royals
  • Geno Auriemma – UConn Huskies
  • Jay Wright – Villanova Wildcats
  • Nick Saban – Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Tyronn Lue – Cleveland Cavaliers

BEST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Lydia Ko
  • Luis Suarez
  • Canelo Alvarez

BEST NFL PLAYER

  • Cam Newton
  • Tom Brady
  • JJ Watt
  • Antonio Brown
  • Julio Jones

BEST MLB PLAYER

  • Bryce Harper
  • Josh Donaldson
  • Jake Arrieta
  • Mike Trout
  • Clayton Kershaw

BEST NHL PLAYER

  • Patrick Kane
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Sidney Crosby
  • Joe Pavelski
  • Braden Holtby

BEST DRIVER

  • Kyle Busch
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Erica Enders-Stevens
  • Scott Dixon
  • Alexander Rossi

BEST NBA PLAYER

  • Stephen Curry
  • Kawhi Leonard
  • LeBron James
  • Kevin Durant
  • Russell Westbrook

BEST WNBA PLAYER

  • Elena Delle Donne
  • Maya Moore
  • Angel McCoughtry
  • Tina Charles
  • DeWanna Bonner

BEST FIGHTER

  • Conor McGregor
  • Gennady Golovkin
  • Canelo Alvarez
  • Robbie Lawler
  • Roman Gonzalez

BEST MALE GOLFER

  • Jason Day
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Danny Willett
  • Jordan Spieth

BEST FEMALE GOLFER

  • Lydia Ko
  • Inbee Park
  • Brooke Henderson
  • Ariya Jutanugarn

BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andy Murray
  • Roger Federer

BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER

  • Angelique Kerber
  • Flavia Pennetta
  • Serena Williams
  • Garbine Muguruza

BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE

  • Derrick Henry
  • Buddy Hield
  • Jordan Morris
  • Jarrion Lawson
  • Alex Dieringer

BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE

  • Breanna Stewart
  • Raquel Rodriguez
  • Samantha Bricio
  • Taylor Cummings
  • Sierra Romero

BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE

  • Ryan Dungey
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • Nyjah Huston
  • Pedro Barros
  • Mark McMorris

BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE

  • Chloe Kim
  • Keala Kennelly
  • Jamie Anderson
  • Carissa Moore

BEST JOCKEY

  • Mario Gutierrez
  • Kent Desormeaux
  • Javier Castellano
  • Irad Ortiz Jr.

BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

  • Richard Browne
  • Joe Berenyi
  • Aaron Fotheringham
  • Nikko Landeros
  • Brad Snyder

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

  • Tatyana McFadden
  • Heather Erickson
  • Oksana Masters
  • Shawn Morelli

BEST BOWLER

  • Jason Belmonte
  • Jesper Svensson
  • Ryan Ciminelli
  • Anthony Simonsen

BEST MLS PLAYER

  • Sebastian Giovinco
  • Kei Kamara
  • Laurent Ciman
  • Luis Robles

 

Jimmy V Perseverance Award: TNT’s Craig Sager

Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Zaevion Dobson

ESPY Awards’ Icon Award: Kobe Bryant; Peyton Manning; Abby Wambach

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