ESPY Awards 2015

Date
July 15, 2015
Host
Joel McHale
ESPN Espy Awards 2015
Location
Los Angeles
Edition
23rd
Time
9 PM
Network
ESPN

ESPY Awards 2015 Nominees & Winners

Best Male Athlete

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
JJ Watt, Houston Texans

Best Female Athlete

Ronda Rousey, MMA
Breanna Stewart, UConn Basketball
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
Serena Williams, WTA

Best Championship Performance

American Pharoah, Race Horse
Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Best Breakthrough Athlete

Odell Beckham Jr, New York Giants
Mo’ne Davis, Little League Baseball
Cardale Jones, Ohio State Buckeyes
Jordan Spieth, PGA

Best Record-Breaking Performance

Lauren Chamberlain hits 91st home run in NCAA softball
Devin Hester takes punt in for 20th touchdown return
Peyton Manning throws record-509th touchdown pass
Klay Thompson scores 37 points in a single quarter

Best Upset

Georgia State over Baylor, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Kansas City Royals wins AL Pennant
Ole Miss over Alabama – College football

Best Game

A’s vs. Royals, MLB AL Wild Card
Spurs vs. Clippers Game 7, NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals
Patriots vs. Seahawks, Super Bowl

Best Play

Lionel Messi
Stephen Curry
Jérémy Ménez
Central Michigan Chippewas football
Blaze Riorden
Ronda Rousey
Dwayne Bravo
Gerald Green
Josh Sheehan
Ameer Abdullah

Best Coach/Manager

Geno Auriemma, UConn Huskies
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke Blue Devils
Urban Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes

Best Comeback Athlete

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

Best International Athlete

Novak Djokovic, ATP
Lewis Hamilton, Formula One
Lydia Ko, LPGA
Lionel Messi, Barcelona/Argentina
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid/Portugal

Best NFL Player

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
JJ Watt, Houston Texans

Best MLB Player

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

Best NHL Player

Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
John Tavares, New York Islanders
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

Best Driver

Erica Enders-Stevens, NHRA
Lewis Hamilton, Formula One
Kevin Harvick, NASCAR
Juan Pablo Montoya, IndyCar
Will Power, IndyCar

Best NBA Player

Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans
James Harden, Houston Rockets
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best WNBA Player

Skylar Diggins, Tulsa Shock
Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury
Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx
Candace Parker, Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury

Best Fighter

Donald Cerrone, MMA
Terence Crawford, Boxing
Gennady Golovkin (GGG), Boxing
Floyd Mayweather Jr, Boxing
Ronda Rousey, MMA

Best Male Golfer

Rory McIlroy
Jordan Spieth
Billy Horschel

Best Female Golfer

Lydia Ko
Stacy Lewis
Inbee Park

Best Male Tennis Player

Marin Cilic
Novak Djokovic
Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka

Best Female Tennis Player

Simona Halep
Petra Kvitova
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams

Best Male College Athlete

Jack Eichel, Boston University Hockey
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Basketball
Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football
Logan Stieber, Ohio State Wrestling
Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt Baseball

Best Female College Athlete

Taylor Cummings, Maryland Lacrosse
Missy Franklin, Cal Swimming
Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball
Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball

Best Male Action Sports Athlete

Ryan Dungey, Motocross
Tucker Hibbert, SnoCross
Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding
Mark McMorris, Snowboarding
Josh Sheehan, Freestyle Motocross

Best Female Action Sports Athlete

Paige Alms, Surfing
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding
Stephanie Gilmore, Surfing
Laia Sanz, Enduro/motorbike

Best Jockey

Javier Castellano
Victor Espinoza
Joel Rosario

Best Male Athlete with a Disability

Joe Berenyi, Cycling
Josh Pauls, Sled Hockey
Krige Schabort, Triathlon
Mike Shea, Snowboarding
US national champion in boardercross
Andy Soule, Nordic Skiing

Best Female Athlete with a Disability

Kendall Gretsch, Triathlon
Oksana Masters, Nordic Skiing
Tatyana McFadden, Track and Field
Becca Meyers, Swimming
Greta Neimanas, Cycling

Best Bowler

Jason Belmonte
Parker Bohn III
Mike Fagan

Best MLS Player 

Robbie Keane, Los Angeles Galaxy
Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders
Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution
Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls

ESPY Award 2014 Winners 

Arthur Ashe Award: Michael Sam

Jimmy V Perseverance Award: Stuart Scott

Best Male Athlete Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best Female Athlete Serena Williams, Women's Tennis

Best Play Chris Davis FG return

Best Team Seattle Seahawks

Best Comeback Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best Breakthrough Athlete Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

Best Game Auburn vs. Alabama Iron Bowl

Best Championship Performance Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs (NBA Finals MVP)

Pat Tillman Award for Service Josh Sweeney, USA Sled Hockey

Best Moment USA defeats Ghana

Best Upset Mercer over Duke, NCAA men's basketball tournament

Best Record Breaking Performance Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

Best Coach/Manager Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs

Best Male College Athlete Doug McDermott, Creighton basketball

Best Female College Athlete Breanna Stewart, Connecticut women's basketball

Best NBA Player Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

Best WNBA Player Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx

Best NFL Player Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos

Best MLB Player Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

Best Male Olympian Sage Kotsenburg

Best Female Olympian Jamie Anderson, snowboarding

Best NHL Athlete Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

Best MLS Athlete Tim Cahill, New York Red Bulls

Best International Athlete Cristiano Ronaldo

Best Male Action Sports Athlete Nyjah Houston, skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete Jamie Anderson

Best Male Athlete with a Disability Declan Farmer, USA sled hockey

Best Female Athlete with a Disability Jamie Whitmore, cycling

Best Male Tennis Player Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player Maria Sharapova

Best Male Golfer Bubba Watson

Best Female Golfer Michelle Wie

Best Driver Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar

Best Fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Best Bowler Pete Weber

Best Jockey Victor Espinoza