The event was hosted by Mad Men star Jon Hamm and came from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Previous hosts for the sports award show have included Samuel L Jackson, Matthew Perry, Justin Timberlake and Seth Meyers. The title of ESPY Awards is actually an abbreviation, the full title of the awards being the Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards.
There were a number of red carpet highlights, including models and movie stars as well as the expected sports stars from track and field, tennis, swimming and gymnastics to name but a few.
As might be expected at the awards there was plenty of room for some crossover guests with one of the most popular on the night being model and tv presenter Katherine Webb who was seen on the celebrity diving show Splash! Katherine’s nautically themed outfit seemed to divide opinion on the night with some finding the revealing design just to their taste whilst others found it a less attractive design.
Also causing a stir on the ESPYs red carpet were actress Olivia Wilde and her boyfriend Jason Sudeikis. Olivia wore a little black crop top which she matched with a light and dark red check pencil skirt. The couple has recently been in the news for talking about their very active sex life which Jason says is responsible for his recent dramatic weight loss. Sound better than eating rice cakes doesn’t it!
Model Marissa Miller wore a very revealing blue dress to the awards. Her blue dress had several flesh revealing nude sections in it and even the more solid blue sections were very revealing with the model’s nipples clearly visible through the light fabric.
One of the evening’s award winners who also looked a winner on the red carpet was multi Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Michael Phelps who turned up with his girlfriend the Golf Channel presenter Win McMurry. Phelps took home the awards for Best Male Olympic Athlete as well as the award for Best Record-Breaking Performance. The swimmer won 4 gold and 2 silver medals during last summer’s 2012 London Olympics.
Here are some of the ESPY award winners for 2013:
- Best Male Athlete – LeBron Jones
- Best Female Athlete – Serena Williams
- Best Championship Performance – LeBron Jones
- Best Record-Breaking Performance – Michael Phelps
- Best Team – Miami Heat
- Best Fighter – Floyd Mayweather Jr
- Best Male Golfer – Tiger Woods
- Best Female Golfer – Stacy Lewis
- Best Male Tennis Player – Novak Djokovic
- Best International Athlete – Usain Bolt
- Arthur Ashe Courage Award – Robin Roberts