2015 ESPY Awards, LA

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade | Photo: PR Photos/Andrew Evans
Affair: 2015 ESPY Awards

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hot Spot: Microsoft Theater (Ceremony) & L.A. Live (After-Party), Los Angeles, CA

Deets: On July 15, host Joel McHale will be joined on stage by some of the world’s premier athletes and biggest stars when The 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One come to Los Angeles. The 23rd annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Critically-acclaimed artist Crown and the M.O.B will perform as the ESPYS house band and there will be a special performance by fun.’s Nate Ruess.

The ESPYS gather top celebrities from sports and entertainment to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances. The 2015 ESPYS will recognize both sport-specific achievements, such as “Best MLB Player” and “Best WNBA Player,” and best-in-sport winners, such as “Best Team” or “Best Female Athlete” that pit nominees from different sports against each other. Inspiring human stories are showcased through three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The ESPYS support ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, launched by ESPN with the late Jim Valvano in 1993.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his 5-year-old daughter Leah will be honored during The ESPYS awards. They will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award for the way they have handled Leah's inspirational fight with cancer. Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) will receive this year's Arthur Ashe Award for courage. Derek Jeter will receive the Icon Award. Danielle Green to receive Pat Tillman Award for Service.

Complete Winner's List:

Best Team
U.S. Women’s Soccer – FIFA (WINNER)

Best Male Athlete
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (WINNER)

Best Play (bracket-style)
Odell Beckham catch vs. 16. Albany goalie lacrosse goal (WINNER)

Best Comeback Athlete
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots (WINNER)

Best Female Athlete
Ronda Rousey, MMA (WINNER)

Best Moment
Lauren Hill

Jimmy V Award for Perseverance
Devon and Leah Still

Pat Tillman Award for Service
Danielle Green

Icon Award
Derek Jeter

Arthur Ashe Award for Courage
Caitlyn Jenner

Best Championship Performance
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (WINNER)

Best Male College Athlete
Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football (WINNER)

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Mo’ne Davis, Little League Baseball (WINNER)

Best NBA Player
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (WINNER)

Best Record-Breaking Performance
Peyton Manning throws record-509th touchdown pass (WINNER)

Best Upset
Mississippi over Alabama, FBS (WINNER)

Best Fighter
Ronda Rousey, MMA (WINNER)

Best Jockey
Victor Espinoza (WINNER)

Best Game
Patriots vs. Seahawks, Super Bowl (WINNER)

Best Coach/Manager
Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors (WINNER)

Best Comeback Athlete
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots (WINNER)

Best International Athlete
Lionel Messi, Barcelona/Argentina (WINNER)

Best NFL Player
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers (WINNER)

Best MLB Player
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels (WINNER)

Best NHL Player
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks (WINNER)

Best Driver
Kevin Harvick, NASCAR (WINNER)

Best WNBA Player
Skylar Diggins, Tulsa Shock (WINNER)

Best Male Golfer
Jordan Spieth (WINNER)

Best Female Golfer
Lydia Ko (WINNER)

Best Male Tennis Player
Novak Djokovic (WINNER)

Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams (WINNER)

Best Female College Athlete
Missy Franklin, Cal Swimming (WINNER)

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Ryan Dungey, Motocross (WINNER)

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding (WINNER)

Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Krige Schabort, Triathlon (WINNER)

Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Becca Meyers, Swimming (WINNER)

Best Bowler
Jason Belmonte (WINNER)

Best MLS Player
Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy (WINNER)

Who You May Spot: Host Joel McHale, Devon Still, Caitlyn Jenner, LeBron James, Ed Helms, Danica Patrick, Andre Iguodala, Vince Vaughn, Britney Spears, Kiefer Sutherland J.J. Watt, athletes, performers (Crown and the M.O.B, Nate Ruess), celebrities, sports enthusiasts

This year’s scheduled presenters include (in alphabetical order):

Mike Epps (Survivor’s Remorse), Julie Foudy (analyst/retired professional soccer player), Ed Helms (Vacation), Andre Iguodala (Golden State Warriors), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Chris Long (St. Louis Rams), Danica Patrick (NASCAR driver), Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Britney Spears (“Britney: Piece of Me”), Kiefer Sutherland, Vince Vaughn (True Detective), JJ Watt (Houston Texans) and others.

In addition, top athletes and celebrities scheduled to attend so far include:

Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), Mo’Ne Davis (American Little League Baseball pitcher), Victor Espinoza (Triple Crown Champion jockey), Brett Favre(retired professional NFL player), Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Derek Jeter (retired professional MLB player), Cardale Jones (Ohio State Buckeyes), Urban Meyer (Ohio State Buckeyes coach), Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees), Ronda Rousey (UFC Bantamweight Champion), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) and Caroline Wozniacki (professional tennis player).

Also planning to attend The ESPYS are some of soccer’s best players, fresh from their victory at the Women’s World Cup, including: Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and other members of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Hint For The Average Socialite: 

Watch the "2015 ESPYs Countdown" at 6PM CT on ESPN & The ESPYs Awards Ceremony beginning at 7PM. Watch the ceremony on ABC, DirecTV (Channel 206), DIsh Network (Channel 142) or ATT U-Verse (Channel 602). You can also see the pre-show online via Watch ESPN. LiveStream at ABC.comWatch ESPN or on the WATCH ESPN app for tablets or mobile devices.

ESPY's tickets will be available online beginning May 8 @ 10AM. You can buy VIP tickets which include hotel & airfare here

The ESPY Day Sweepstakes is a chance to win one of five ultimate football experiences with a minimum entry of $20, or at various donor award levels, including a “Fight Like Hell” Stuart Scott t-shirt with a $100 submission. The sweepstakes is currently live at omaze.com/espys and will run through The ESPYS, ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 19. Winners will be randomly selected and announced the following week.

Exclusive access for Capital One cardmembers is available until May 3, 2015.

VOTING is now open! Make sure to vote for your favorite athletes. Ends July 15 @ 8PM/ET.

American Express cardmembers may purchase a VIP experience (a prime orchestra seat at the ESPYS, exclusive pre-show cocktail reception w Q&A w/a notable guest, photo and autography opportunity, complimentary parking, and a commemorative gift) for $500 by calling 800-321-7787.

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