O’BRIEN TO HOST NFL HONORS
Awards Show to Take Place at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Francisco on Eve of Super Bowl 50
Emmy award-winning comedian and late night talk show host, will take the stage
as host of NFL HONORS on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Bill Graham Civic
Auditorium in San Francisco. The two-hour primetime awards special
recognizing the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2015 season
will air nationally at 9 PM ET/PT on CBS.
an avid New England Patriots fan, is host of the late-night show “CONAN,” on TBS.
“CONAN” has a strong influence in both the broadcast and digital space, with
clips from the show often going viral. His recent historic trips to Cuba and
Armenia were marked with both critical and ratings success.
Harvard graduate and two-time president of the venerable and notorious Harvard
Lampoon, O’Brien has a resume that also includes writing and producing roles
with “Not Necessarily the News,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons.”
succeeded David Letterman as the host of “Late Night” on NBC in 1993. During
his time at “Late Night,” O’Brien and his writing team received ten consecutive
Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series, winning
the prestigious award in 2007. O’Brien and the “Late Night” writing staff also
won six Writers Guild Awards for Best Writing in a Comedy/Variety Series,
including two consecutive wins in 2002 and 2003.
Honors,” which debuted in Indianapolis in 2012, is an annual event hosted from
the Super Bowl city the evening before the AFC and NFC champions meet. O’Brien
joins Alec Baldwin and Seth Meyers on the list of award-winning celebrities to
host the NFL’s awards show.
show includes the announcement of THE
ASSOCIATED PRESS’ annual accolades and the newest PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME class.
full list of awards that will be presented is:
Most Valuable Player presented by Verizon
Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide
Coach of the Year presented by Lenovo
Comeback Player of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year presented by Microsoft
Defensive Player of the Year
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Performance Play of the Year
Air & Ground Players of the Year
Fantasy Player of the Year presented by SAP
Greatness on the Road Award
To Service Award presented by USAA
Sportsmanship Award presented by McDonald’s
Jones Sack Leader
Performer of the Year presented by Castrol
“NFL Honors” is an
NFL Network production in association with Rock Garden Media. For more
information about “NFL Honors” fans may visit http://www.nfl.com/honors and follow the #NFLHonors conversation on