The 2016 ESPYs air tonight with several tributes, big honors and performances this year. The ESPY Awards are a night to celebrate sports and entertainment together. It’s to commemorate the past year by paying tribute to major sports achievements. For all the details on how to watch the red carpet, the live stream for the actual awards show, what channels to watch, start time and the award recipients this year, read on below.
DATE: July 13, 2016
5-6pm ESPYs Countdown – Interviews with nominees, celebrities and presenters on ESPN.
6:55-7pm ESPY V Day Roadblock – Highlighting events supporting the V Foundation for cancer research, with replays of Jim Valvano and Stuart Scott speaking at the ESPY Awards on ESPN.
7-8pm More of the ESPYs Countdown on ESPN.
8-11pm AWARDS SHOW on ABC
1-3am ESPY AWARDS – Encore broadcast on ESPN.
1-3am Premios ESPYS 2016 (Airing in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.)
TV CHANNELS: ABC for Awards Show and ESPN for Pre-Show Coverage. Click here to access the ABC channel finder and locate your local station.
LOCATION: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
HOST: Professional Wrestler John Cena.
ICON AWARD RECIPIENTS: Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach.
TRIBUTES: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will pay tribute to Muhammad Ali.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Andra Day will perform her song “Rise Up” with Crown and the M.O.B as the house band.
PAT TILLMAN SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT: Paraswimmer U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks
ARTHUR ASHE COURAGE AWARD RECIPIENT: Zaevion Dobson
JIMMY V PERSEVERANCE AWARD RECIPIENT: Sports Reporter Craig Sager
PRESENTERS: The presenters this year include but are not limited to Justin Timberlake, Chris Berman, Joe Biden, Stephen Curry, Zendaya, Skylar Diggins, Lisa Leslie, David Oyelowo, Usher Raymond IV, Lindsey Vonn, Dwyane Wade and JJ Watt.