Sports

ESPY Awards 2018: Full Nominees List, Date, TV and Live Stream Info

The annual ESPY Awards—Excellence in Sports Yearly—take place on Wednesday evening, with some of the biggest names in the sporting world set to be honored in Los Angeles.

The majority of awards at the ESPYs are voted on by fans online, but in this year’s edition—the 26th in the history of the ceremony—some accolades have already been decided. Jim Kelly will receive the Jimmy V Award for his battle against cancer, while the victims of Larry Nassar will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in recognition for their bravery in speaking out against the former US gymnastic coach.

Finally, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School coaches Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon will be posthumously awarded the Best Coach Award for giving their lives during the tragic shooting on February 14.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event.

GettyImages-813582682 Confetti falls onstage at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The venue will host this year's edition on July 18. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

When are the 2018 ESPY Awards and where can I watch them?

As has been the case since 2008, this year’s ESPYs take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, with former IndyCar star Danica Patrick set to become the first woman to host in the history of the event.

While ESPN owns the event, the awards have been broadcasted by ABC over the last three years and this year’s edition will be no different. Coverage begins at 8p.m. EST, with a live stream available online at Watch ESPN and on the Watch ESPN app.

Who are the 2018 ESPY nominees?

There are numerous awards up for grabs, ranging from individual accolades to team gongs.

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Houston Astros star Jose Altuve are on the shortlist for best male athlete.

Winter Olympic medallists Chloe Kim and Mikaela Shiffrin are among the nominees for the best female athlete, along with Minnesota Lynx's Sylvia Fowles and USWNT’s Julie Ertz.

The U.S. Women’s Hockey gold medal match against Canada and Shaun White’s gold medal run are among the nominees for best Olympic moments, while Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell are in with a chance to be named best breakthrough athlete of the year.

Kevin Durant could win the best championship performance award after inspiring the Warriors to a third NBA title in four years, but faces competition from Houston Astros star George Springer and Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo.

The Warriors and the Astros, along with the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Eagles, are also in the race to be named best team of 2018. Meanwhile, Minnesota Vikings' dramatic win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game and the Vegas Golden Knights' success over Winnipeg Jets to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals are among the nominees for moment of the year.

Is it too late to vote for the 2018 ESPY Awards?

No, voting is still open and fans can find the full list of nominees online and submit their votes here.