Monumental Sports & Entertainment Nominated for 16 Capital Emmy Awards

Winners to be announced during 66th Emmy Awards Gala on June 22 

Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2024) – On Wednesday night, the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) was nominated for 16 Capital Emmy Awards. The nominations recognized groups and individuals in front of and behind the camera across Monumental Sports Network (MNMT) and MSE’s productions team for their work from January 1 through December 31, 2023.  

The Capital Emmys have been awarded on an annual basis for more than six decades and nominations are given based on outstanding achievement in the television profession across all media platforms within the national capital area. 

“The Capital Emmys represent the highest honor for the television industry within our region of the country and we are ecstatic to be nominated for 16 awards this year,” said Zach Leonsis, President of Media & New Enterprises at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “We have an incredible collection of talented individuals at Monumental Sports Network and on our productions team, and we are honored that the content we’re producing is resonating with our fanbase and receiving the acclaim it deserves.” 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s full list of 2023 nominations includes: 

  • Sports Story – Long Form Content: Drafting Ryan Leonard  
  • Sports Program – Live: Capitals Pregame Live 
  • Sports Program – Live: Mystics Pregame Live 
  • Sports Program – Post-Produced or Edited: Beyond the Buzzer: Thankful Meals 
  • Sports Program – Post-Produced or Edited: Caps Red Line: Media Day 
  • Sports Program – Post-Produced or Edited: District Countdown: Capitals Dynamic Duo 
  • Sports – One-Time Special: Hershey Bears: Sweeter by the Dozen 
  • Live Sporting Event/Game (Single Program): 12-9-2023 Capitals vs. Rangers 
  • Sports Open/Tease: Capitals Home Open 
  • Sports Open/Tease: Wizards City Edition: Boundary Stone Open 
  • Interview/Discussion: Hometown with Rachel Nichols: Tom Wilson 
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion – Short Form Content: caps11 
  • Talent: Anchor – Sports: Alexa Landestoy 
  • Talent: Anchor – Sports: Wes Hall 
  • Talent: Sports Play-By-Play: Joe Beninati 
  • Talent: Program Host/Moderator/Correspondent: Wes Hall 


 Monumental Sports Network (previously NBC Sports Washington) has had a long history of success with the Capital Emmys. The network has won more than 40 Capital Emmys over the past 10 seasons and received more than 70 nominations. MSE Productions, the company’s in-house production arm, has also had a successful record of nominations and wins. Last year, MSE Productions was nominated for five Capital Emmys and took home four awards.  

Winners for this year’s awards will be announced during the 66th Emmy Awards Gala, scheduled for June 22 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. 

Monumental Sports Network has undergone a period of rapid growth recently. In August 2022, Monumental Sports & Entertainment acquired full ownership of NBC Sports Washington from Comcast/NBC Universal. The station was rebranded Monumental Sports Network in September 2023 with a new slate of programming. For fans without a Pay TV subscription, in October, Monumental Sports Network rolled out direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription memberships for viewers seeking to access Monumental Sports Network’s live and on-demand programming. In March of this year, the network unveiled a brand-new multi-million-dollar home for the local media platform, including a best-in-class production facility and broadcast studios. Finally, in early April the network announced a slate of live alternate broadcasts for Washington Capitals and Wizards games with a rotation of hosts, analysts, and special guests. 

In addition to owning the local broadcast rights for the Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics, Monumental Sports Network broadcasts a robust lineup of original programming and live men’s and women’s college basketball, college football, college volleyball, high school basketball, and esports, as well as Washington Spirit (NWSL), Old Glory DC (Major League Rugby), and Annapolis Blues (NPSL) games. 


About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans and our people. To learn more, please visit 

About Monumental Sports Network 

Monumental Sports Network is wholly owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE). The network holds exclusive local television media rights for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics games. Monumental Sports Network is also the TV and digital home to the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content and original sports and entertainment programming. The network also boasts the most comprehensive regional high-school and regional collegiate Division II-and-under sports programming in the greater Washington D.C. metro area. For more, visit: 

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