Quick Bit: The 2022 ESPYS are set to take place on Wednesday, July 20.

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The 2022 ESPYS are upon us.

The annual awards show will recap the entire year of sports, celebrating everything from the best teams, players, moments and plays from the 2021-22 seasons.

This year’s ESPYS will be hosted by four-time NBA champion Stephen Curry. It will also have special guest presentations from other star athletes like Odell Beckham Jr., Mookie Betts, Aaron Rodgers, Derek Jeter and Megan Rapinoe, to name a few.

The ESPYS will honor a number of different teams and individuals across multiple sports, with each category having four nominees for each award.

Below you can find the complete list of nominees for each award at the 2022 ESPYS, along with information on how to watch the awards show.

ESPY Award nominees 2022

Best athlete, men’s sports

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Best athlete, women’s sports

Oksana Masters, Cross Country Skiing, Road Cycling, Biathlon
Sunisa Lee, Gymnastics
Katie Ledecky, Swimming
Candace Parker, Chicago Sky

Best breakthrough athlete

Trinity Rodman, Washington Spirit
Eileen Gu, Skier
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

Best record-breaking performance

Stephen Curry passes Ray Allen for most 3-pointers made in NBA history
Jocelyn Alo breaks Lauren Chamberlain’s home run record for most in Division I history (96)
Allyson Felix, Track & Field, won her 11th career medal surpassing Carl Lewis for the United States track and field record
Tom Brady becomes the NFL all-time passing yards leader overtaking Drew Brees

Best championship performance

Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams – Super Bowl LVI
Julianna Pena, UFC 269
Max Verstappen, F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalance – Stanley Cup Finals

Best comeback athlete

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors
Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles
Diamond DeShields, Phoenix Mercury
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

Best play

Unbelievable Corner Kick Goal by Megan Rapinoe
Justin Tucker 66-yard NFL record field goal
Ja Morant’s poster dunk
Hansel Emmanuel with the play of the year

Best team

Golden State Warriors, NBA
Chicago Sky, WNBA
Atlanta Braves, MLB
Los Angeles Rams, NFL
Oklahoma Sooners, NCAA Softball
Georgia Bulldogs, NCAA Football
Colorado Avalanche, NHL

Best Olympian, women’s sports

Sunisa Lee, Gymnastics
Oksana Masters, Cross Country Skiing, Road Cycling, Biathlon
Katie Ledecky, Swimming
Allyson Felix, Track & Field

Best Olympian, men’s sports

Nathan Chen, Figure Skating
Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Nick Mayhugh, Track & Field
Caeleb Dressel, Swimming

Best game

Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Buffalo Bills in an OT thriller (AFC Divisional Game)
UConn defeats NC State in double OT (Elite 8 NCAA Women’s Basketball)
Kansas’ 16-point rally, which was the biggest comeback in championship game history (NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship)
Bryce Young rallies Alabama to beat Auburn in four OTs (NCAA Football Iron Bowl)

Best college athlete, men’s sports

Bryce Young, Alabama Football
Dante Polvara, Georgetown Men’s Soccer
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga Men’s Basketball
Logan Wisnauskas, Maryland Lacrosse

Best college athlete, women’s sports

Aliyah Boston, South Carolina Women’s Basketball
Jaelin Howell, Florida State Soccer
Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma Softball
Charlotte North, Boston College Lacrosse

Best international athlete, men’s soccer

Karim Benzema, Real Madrid
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City
Sadio Mane, Liverpool
Kylian Mbappe, PSG

Best international athlete, women’s soccer

Alexia Putellas, Barcelona
Sam Kerr, Chelsea
Vivianne Miedema, Arsenal
Caroline Graham Hansen, Barcelona

Best NFL player

Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
TJ Watt, Pittsburgh Steelers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis Colts

Best MLB player

Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
Jorge Soler, Atlanta Braves

Best NHL player

Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Roman Josi, Nashville Predators
Igor Shesterkin, New York Rangers

Best driver

Kyle Larson, NASCAR
Max Verstappen, F1
Steve Torrence, NHRA
Alex Palou, IndyCar

Best NBA player

Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Best WNBA player

Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun
Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx
Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix Mercury
Candace Parker, Chicago Sky

Best boxer

Tyson Fury
Shakur Stevenson
Katie Taylor
Mikaela Mayor

Best MMA fighter

Alexander Volkanovski
Charles Oliviera
Kamaru Usman
Kayla Harrison

Best athlete, men’s golf

Scottie Scheffler
Cameron Smith
Justin Thomas
Jon Rahm

Best athlete, women’s golf

Nelly Korda
Ko Jin-young
Lydia Ko
Minjee Lee

Best athlete, men’s tennis

Rafael Nadal
Dylan Alcott
Carlos Alcaraz
Felix Auger-Aliassime

Best athlete, women’s tennis

Emma Raducanu
Ashleigh Barty
Iga Swiatek
Leylah Fernandez

Best athlete, men’s action sports

Eli Tomac, Supercross
Alex Hall, Ski
Yuto Horigome, Skateboard
Ayuma Hirano, Snowboard

Best athlete, women’s action sports

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Snowboard
Eileen Gu, Ski
Rayssa Leal, Skateboard
Chloe Kim, Snowboard

Best jockey

Flavien Prat
Irad Ortiz
Jose Ortiz
Joel Rosario

Best athlete with a disability, men’s sports

Declan Farmer, Sled Hockey
Nick Mayhugh, Track & Field
Brad Snyder, Paratriathlon & Swimming
Ian Seidenfeld, Table Tennis

Best athlete with a disability, women’s sports

Oksana Masters, Cycling & Nordic/Biathlon
Jessica Long, Swimming
Brenna Huckaby, Snowboarding
Kate Ward, Soccer

Best bowler

Jason Belmonte
Anthony Simonsen
Kyle Troup
Dom Barrett

Best MLS player

Valentin Castellanos, NYCFC
Jesus Ferreira, FC Dallas
Carles Gil, New England Revolution
Carlos Vela, LAFC

Best NWSL player

Ashley Hatch, Washington Spirit
Aubrey Bledsoe, Washington Spirit
Jess Fishlock, OL Reign
Caprice Dydasco, NJ/NY Gotham FC

Best WWE moment

Match 1

Brock Lesnar wins Royal Rumble
Bianca Belair wins RAW Women’s Championship at WrestleMania

Match 2

John Cena returns at Money In The Bank
Ronda Rousey returns four months after giving birth to win Royal Rumble

Match 3

WWE welcomes back fans with full live crowd (Smackdown 7/16)
Stone Cold stuns Vince McMahon, Austin Theory and Pat McAfee on WrestleMania Night 2

Match 4

Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania to win both Universal and WWE Championship
Cody Rhodes returns to WWE at WrestleMania

Match 5

Big E cashes in Money In The Bank briefcase and wins WWE Championship
The Miz turns on Logan Paul at WrestleMania

Match 6

Becky Lynch returns at SummerSlam
Undertaker inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Match 7

Edge defeats Seth Rollins in a Hell In A Cell match at Crown Jewel
Wee man body slams Sami Zayn at WrestleMania Match 8
Brock Lesner returns at SummerSlam to confront Roman Reigns
Stone Cold returns to ring to defeat Kevin Owens at WrestleMania

When is the 2022 ESPY Awards show?

Date: Wednesday, July 20
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Where: The Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles

The ESPYS will be held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 20. The show is expected to run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

How to watch the 2022 ESPY Awards show

Channel: ABC
Live stream: ESPN app FuboTV

The ESPYS will be televised at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. You can live stream the ESPYS on the ESPN app or with FuboTV, which allows you to stream ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and other top channels without cable (DVR included). No contract, cancel anytime.

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