The nominations are out and the voting has officially begun for this year’s annual ESPY Awards. In preparation of the annual celebration, Pardon The Interruption hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon will host The ESPY Nomination Special next Monday, July 1st at 8pm EST on ESPN2. Among this year’s nominees are: Drew Brees, Miguel Cabrera, the Chicago Blackhawks, Olympic medal winner Gabby Douglas, Superbowl champion Joe Flaco of the Baltimore Ravens, and many, many more.
Voting for candidates is open now. Voting for all categories except “Best Team” will close on the day of the show, Wednesday, July 17th at 9pm. Fans can cast their vote for categories such as: “Best Male Athlete”, “Best Female Athlete”, “Best Championship Performance”, “Best Breakthrough Athlete” and many others. Fans can vote online at http://www.ESPN.com/ESPYS up to the start of this year’s awards show. The “Best Team” category is shifting this year to a Twitter exclusive vote at the beginning of the awards show. Fans will be able to vote via Twitter throughout the show using hashtag #ESPYSBestTeam and the voter’s favorite team name. vote from Twitter and ESPYS.com will be gathered at the show’s end to determine the winner of this category.
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