ESPY Awards 2019: full list of winners

ESPY Awards 2019: full list of winners

ESPY Awards 2019 saw a lot of sports celebrities make way to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles as celebrities and sports personalities brought their glamour and glitz. The stars ranged from tennis gurus to baseball experts, not forgetting seasoned athletes and stakeholders in the industry.

ESPY Awards 2019

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The event had a lot of familiar faces with champions gracing the occasion. The likes of Serena Williams were present. Also, in attendance and on the nomination list were Simone Biles, Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton. With Tracy Morgan as the host, you can bet that this year's show was the bomb.

ESPY Awards 2019 updated winners list

Like it is in every great awards show, people show up for the awards and cheering. 2019's ESPY was no different. With a huge list of nominees and a close run for the money, it would be interesting to know who the winners are. Here is a comprehensive list of the winners and nominees for the different categories that were unveiled.

Best Team

  • Winners: Women's National Soccer Team

Best Coach:

  • Winner: Jim Calhoun

Sports Humanitarian of the year

  • Winner: Chris Long

Pat Tillman Award for Service

  • Winner: Kirstie Ennis

Best Comeback

  • Winners: St. Louis Blues
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Best Moment

  • Winners: Lindsey Vonn, Rob Gronkowski, Dwyane Wade

Jimmy V Perseverance Award

  • Winner: Rob Mendez

Arthur Ashe Award for Courage

  • Winner: Bill Russell

Best Male Athlete

  • Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox
  • Winner: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Best Female Athlete

  • Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
  • Simone Biles, Gymnast, Mikaela Shiffrin, US Skiing
  • Winner: Alex Morgan, USWNT

Best Breakthrough Athlete

  • Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks
  • Naomi Osaka – US Open, Australian Open
  • Winner: Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

Best International Men's Soccer Player

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Virgil Van Dyke
  • Winner: Lionel Messi

Best International Women's Soccer Player

  • Pernille Harder, Denmark
  • Ada Hegerberg, Norway
  • Lucy Bronze, England
  • Winner: Sam Kerr, Australia

Best NFL Player

  • Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
  • Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
  • Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
  • Winner: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

Best MLB Player

  • Mookie Betts, Red Sox
  • Jacob DeGrom, New York Mets
  • Blake Snell, Tampa Bays Rays
  • Winner: Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

Best NHL Player

  • Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
  • Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
  • Winner: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Best Driver

  • Lewis Hamilton, F1
  • Steve Torrence, NHRA
  • Scott Dixon, Indy
  • Winner: Kyle Busch, NASCAR

Best NBA Player

  • James Harden, Houston Rockets
  • Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors
  • Paul George, OKC Thunder
  • Winner: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

Best WNBA Player

  • Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
  • Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics
  • Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Winner: Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

Best Boxer

  • Vasily Lomachenko
  • Oleksandr Usyk
  • Terence Crawford
  • Winner: Canelo Alvarez

Best MMA Fighter

  • Israel Adesanya
  • Amanda Nunes
  • Henry Cejudo
  • Winner: Daniel Cormier

Best Male Golfer

  • Tiger Woods
  • Justin Rose
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Winner: Brooks Koepka

Best Female Golfer

  • Jin-Young Ko
  • Ariya Jutanugarn
  • Sung Hyun Park
  • Winner: Brooke Henderson
ESPY Awards 2019

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Best Male Tennis Player

  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Winner: Roger Federer

Best Female Tennis Player

  • Naomi Osaka
  • Simona Halep
  • Petra Kvitová
  • Winner: Serena Williams

Best Male Action Sports Athlete

  • Scotty James (AUS), snowboard
  • Tom Pages (FRA), freestyle motocross
  • Gabriel Medina (BRA), surf
  • Winner: Nyjah Huston (USA), skateboard

Best Female Action Sports Athlete

  • Kelly Sildaru (EST), ski
  • Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL), snowboard
  • Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), surf
  • Winner: Chloe Kim (USA), snowboard

Best Jockey

  • Irad Ortiz Jr.
  • Florent Geroux
  • Jose Ortiz
  • Winner: Mike Smith

Best Male Athlete with Disability

  • Declan Farmer, Hockey
  • Daniel Romanchuk, Marathon Racing
  • Oz Sanchez, Cycling
  • Winner: Mark Barr, Triathalon

Best Female Athlete with a Disability

  • Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing
  • Tatyana McFadden, Marathon Racing
  • Shawn Morelli, Cycling
  • Winner: Allysa Seely, Triathalon

Best Bowler

  • Jason Belmonte
  • Anthony Simonsen
  • Jakob Butturff
  • Winner: Norm Duke

Best MLS Player

  • Josef Martinez, Atlanta United
  • Wayne Rooney, DC United
  • Aaron Long, NY Red Bulls
  • Winner: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

Best NWSL Player

  • Lindsey Horan, Portland Thorns
  • Adrianna Franch, Portland Thorns
  • Abby Erceg, North Carolina Courage
  • Winner: Sam Kerr, Chicago Red Stars

Best Game

  • NCAAF – LSU vs. Texas A&M: Aggies win a seven-overtime 74-72 thriller in the highest-scoring game in FBS history
  • NCAAW Final Four – Notre Dame (81) vs. UConn (76) – 26 lead changes
  • Winner: NFL Week 11 – LA Rams (54) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (51) – Monday Night Football

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Best College Athlete

  • Kyler Murray, Oklahoma Football – 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • Rachel Garcia, UCLA Softball – USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
  • Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon WBB – 2019 Wooden Award Winner
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  • Winner: Zion Williamson, Duke MBB – 2019 Wooden Award Winner

Best Record-Breaking Performance

  • Winner: Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) passed Peyton Manning's 71,940 career passing yards to move into first place on the all-time list; most completions in NFL history, 6,300+ completions passes Brett Favre
  • Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon Basketball) recorded her 13th triple-double. She now holds the men's and women's NCAA basketball record for triple-doubles. She surpassed Kyle Collinsworth's mark of 12 in four seasons at BYU. She also broke the Division I men's and women's record in a single season in the Ducks' 96–78 win over Southern California (7) breaking former BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth.
  • Matthew Boling became the first-ever high schooler to break 10 seconds in the 100-meter dash, dropping a 9.98
  • Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors) broke the NBA 3-point record in a game with 14, passing Stephen Curry's previous mark

Best Play (bracket-style voting)

  • Miami Miracle: Miami Dolphins Stun the New England Patriots
  • Kawhi Leonard Drains Game-Winner at Buzzer in Game 7
  • Derrick Henry's NFL-record 99-yard run vs. Jaguars
  • Wayne Rooney Just Single-Handedly Won A Match For D.C. United
  • Andrew Benintendi calls game
  • Damian Lillard Sends OKC Home On Buzzer Beater
  • Manchester QB Brendon Clar throws this ball to Kevin Henderson for the 48 yard TD catch
  • Texas Tech WR makes one-handed grab that mirrors OBJs best catch
  • Kinsley Washington singled home Jacqui Prober to win the Bruins' 12th softball title
  • Julie Ertz gives the USWNT the lead early in the second half
  • Texas A&M's Infinite Tucker goes ALL OUT for the gold
  • Arike Ogunbowale Behind the Back Pass
  • Kihei Clark, Mamadi Diakite Save Virginia at the buzzer
  • Wilmington Charter's Taylor Gillis with CATCH OF THE YEAR!
  • "Hail Mary" pass helps Texas high school football team win state title
  • Winner: UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10
ESPY Awards 2019

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Best Viral Sports Moment

  • Rudolph "Blaze" Ingram, the 7-year-old running phenom is already faster than you
  • Texas A&M's Infinite Tucker goes ALL OUT for the gold
  • Don't Sleep on Sister Mary Jo's curveball
  • Winner: Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA Gymnastics – scores a perfect 10

Best Upset

  • NCAAF – Old Dominion defeats No. 13 Virginia Tech 49-35, Old Dominion only had a 1.8% chance of winning according to ESPN's FPI, making it the largest upset by an FBS team in the 14 years of Football Power Index projections
  • 2018 US Open – Naomi Osaka defeating Serena Williams
  • NHL – Columbus Blue Jackets pulled off what many thought impossible, an upset for the ages after a 7-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on in Game 4 of their best-of-7 series.
  • Winner: Boxing – Andy Ruiz Jr. upset win over Anthony Joshua

Best ESporst Moment (bracket-style voting)

  • Astralis winning Katowice
  • SonicFox winning Evo after switching sides
  • Invictus League of Legends World Championship
  • Team Liquid upsets defending world champ Invictus Gaming at MSI
  • Cloud9 wins CS:GO Boston Major
  • Spitfire win inaugural Overwatch League championship
  • Serral winning StarCraft at BlizzCon
  • Shanghai Dragons end 42-game losing streak
  • Team OG wins the International and $11 million from qualifiers
  • Chiquita Evans becoming the first woman in the 2K League
  • Leffen finally winning EVO in what could be Melee's last year at the event
  • Ninja Fortnite win with Marshmello at E3 ProAM
  • Chritobin Madden Challenge walk off
  • G2 wins R6 world championship
  • Mongausse winning Summer Skirmish from out of nowhere
  • Winner: oLarry's return to the NBA 2K League after the Jacksonville shooting

Best WWE Moment

  • Becky Lynch wins both WWE Women's Championship Titles at Wrestlemania 35
  • Kofi Kingston wins his first WWE Heavyweight Championship Title at Wrestlemania 35
  • Ronda Rousey defeats Alexa Bliss at Summerslam 2018 to win her first RAW Women's Championship Title
  • Winner: Roman Reigns returns to WWE Raw, announces his Leukemia is in remission

While some of the wins may have been expected, there were a good number of surprise wins. The nomination list may have been huge, but in the end, it comes down to the best picks, and the votes said it all. As the winners take their prizes home, this sets the pace for next year's awards ceremony considering how much of a success ESPY Awards 2019 has been.

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