ESPYS Awards Winners: The Complete List

Peyton Manning, LeBron James, Rob Gronkowski among sports figures honored for their huge plays

Last Updated: July 16, 2015 @ 7:47 PM

Britney Spears, Vince Vaughn and Kiefer Sutherland were among the Hollywood stars presenting awards at ESPN’s star-studded ESPYs ceremony on Wednesday night. They were joined by premier athletes LeBron James, JJ Watt, Danica Patrick, Andre Iguodala, Julie Foudy, Chris Long and Richard Sherman.

“Community” star Joel McHale hosted this year’s show, which most notably honored Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

“It’s not about me. It’s about all of us accepting one another,” Jenner said in an emotional acceptance speech. It was the first TV appearance by the former Olympian as a transgender woman since her interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in April, in which she discussed her transition from Bruce to Caitlyn.

Thanking her family for their support, Jenner said, “The biggest fear I’ve always had in coming out is I never wanted to hurt anyone else. Most of all, my family and my kids. I always wanted my children to be so proud of their dad.”

Aside from Jenner’s historic speech, the biggest stars in sports were honored for their outstanding achievements over the past year, with Peyton Manning, Stephen Curry, Rob Gronkowski, Ronda Rousey, LeBron James and the US Women’s National Soccer Team all taking home the coveted award.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners in bold:

BEST MALE ATHLETE
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors **WINNER
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
JJ Watt, Houston Texans

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Ronda Rousey, MMA **WINNER
Breanna Stewart, UConn Basketball
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing
Serena Williams, WTA

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE
American Pharoah, Race Horse
Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers **WINNER

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

BEST RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE
Lauren Chamberlain
Devin Hester
Peyton Manning **WINNER
Klay Thompson

BEST UPSET
Georgia State over Baylor, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Kansas City Royals wins AL Pennant
Mississippi over Alabama, FBS **WINNER

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

BEST PLAY (bracket-style)
Odell Beckham catch vs. 16. Albany goalie lacrosse goal **WINNER
Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary vs. 15. Dwayne Bravo cricket catch
Lionel Messi goal vs. 14. Jerian Grant dunk
Malcolm Butler INT vs. 13. Josh Sheehan triple back flip
Stephen Curry step back 3 vs. 12. Ameer Abdullah TD run
Ronda Rousey armbar vs. 11. Gerald Green dunk off the glass
Tyler Ennis goal vs. 10. Shoni Schimmel circus shot
Kevin Pillar catch vs. 9. Jeremy Menez goal

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

BEST COMEBACK ATHLETE
Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots **WINNER
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Lindsey Vonn, Skiing

BEST INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE
Novak Djokovic, ATP
Lewis Hamilton, Formula One
Lydia Ko, LPGA
Lionel Messi, Barcelona/Argentina **WINNER
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 **WINNER
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 **WINNER

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

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

BEST NBA PLAYER
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors **WINNER
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 **WINNER
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 **WINNER

BEST JOCKEY
Javier Castellano
Victor Espinoza **WINNER
Joel Rosario

BEST MALE GOLFER
Rory McIlroy
Jordan Spieth **WINNER
Billy Horschel

BEST FEMALE GOLFER
Lydia Ko **WINNER
Stacy Lewis
Inbee Park

BEST MALE TENNIS PLAYER
Marin Cilic
Novak Djokovic **WINNER
Roger Federer
Stan Wawrinka

BEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER
Simona Halep
Petra Kvitova
Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams **WINNER

BEST MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Jack Eichel, Boston University Hockey
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Basketball
Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football **WINNER
Logan Stieber, Ohio State Wrestling
Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt Baseball

BEST FEMALE COLLEGE ATHLETE
Taylor Cummings, Maryland Lacrosse
Missy Franklin, Cal Swimming **WINNER
Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball
Micha Hancock, Penn State Volleyball
Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball

BEST MALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
Ryan Dungey, Motocross **WINNER
Tucker Hibbert, SnoCross
Nyjah Huston, Skateboarding
Mark McMorris, Snowboarding
Josh Sheehan, Freestyle Motocross

BEST FEMALE ACTION SPORTS ATHLETE
Paige Alms, Surfing
Kelly Clark, Snowboarding **WINNER
Stephanie Gilmore, Surfing
Laia Sanz, Enduro/motorbike

BEST BOWLER
Jason Belmonte **WINNER
Parker Bohn III
Mike Fagan

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

BEST MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY
Joe Berenyi, Cycling
Josh Pauls, Sled Hockey
Krige Schabort, Triathlon **WINNER
Mike Shea, Snowboarding
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 **WINNER
Greta Neimanas, Cycling

BEST TEAM
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup winners, US Women’s National Soccer Team

ESPY ICON AWARD
Derek Jeter, former New York Yankees shortstop

JIMMY V. PERSEVERANCE AWARD
Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still and his 5-year-old daughter Leah, who is in remission from neuroblastoma

PAT TILLMAN AWARD FOR SERVICE
Army veteran Danielle Green

ARTHUR ASHE COURAGE AWARD
Caitlyn Jenner