Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

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 Peña, UFC 269
  • Max Verstappen, F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
  • Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche – 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

  1. Unbelievable Corner Kick Goal by Megan Rapinoe
  2. Justin Tucker 66-yard NFL record field goal
  3. Ja Morant’s POSTER
  4. Hansel Enmanuel 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 Mané, Liverpool
  • Kylian Mbappé, 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
  • T.J. 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
  • Álex Palou, IndyCar

BEST NBA PLAYER

  • Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets
  • Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Luka Dončić, 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 Mayer

BEST MMA FIGHTER

  • Alexander Volkanovski
  • Charles Oliveira
  • 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 Świątek
  • Leylah Fernandez

BEST ATHLETE, MEN’S ACTION SPORTS

  • Eli Tomac, Supercross
  • Alex Hall, Ski
  • Yuto Horigome, Skateboard
  • Ayumu 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
  • Jesús 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 4 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 the Universal & WWE Championship
  • Cody Rhodes returns to WWE at WrestleMania

MATCH 5

  • Big E cashes in Money In The Bank briefcase and wins WWE Championship (RAW 9/13)
  • 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 Lesnar returns at SummerSlam to confront Roman Reigns
  • Stone Cold returns to the ring to defeat Kevin Owens at WrestleMania

2022 ESPY Awards scheduled for July 20, 2022 beginning at 8PM on ABC & ESPN.