The survivors of the USA Gymnastics abuse scandal stole the ESPY Awards show hosted by Danica Patrick.

Ovechkin, Kim earn major honours at ESPY Awards

The 2018 ESPY Awards left few dry eyes in the audience and in the households of viewers once it was finished.

The annual sports showcase made history with the first ever female host as former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick took the stage.

But it was another group of outspoken women who stole the show when the survivors of the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involving disgraced Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Bills great Jim Kelly was also honored with the Jimmy V ESPY Award for Perseverance amid his battle with oral cancer.

The event had its share of lighter moments, particularly when Patrick and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar channeled their favourite 'Game of Thrones' characters.

Then there were moments of sheer awkwardness, like when Patrick attempted to roast LeBron James.

Below is the complete list of winners from Wednesday's ESPY Awards:


Jose Altuve, Houston Astro
James Harden, Houston Rockets
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals - WINNER
Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lyn
Chloe Kim, Snowboard - WINNER
Julie Ertz, Chicago Red Stars/United States Women’s National Soccer Team

Shaun White, Snowboard - WINNER
Jessie Diggins & Kikkan Randall, U.S. Cross Country Ski
U.S. Men’s Curling
USA Women’s Hockey defeats Canada, 2018 Winter Olympics

George Springer, Houston Astros – MLB World Series
Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles – Super Bowl LII - WINNER
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors – NBA Finals
Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova Men’s Basketball – CBB National Championship

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers
Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz - WINNER
Sloane Stephens, Tennis

Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers, World Series Game 5
Georgia Bulldogs defeat Oklahoma Sooners, Rose Bowl
USA Women’s Hockey defeats Canada, 2018 Winter Olympics - WINNER

Minnesota Vikings defeat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game - WINNER
Las Vegas Golden Knights defeat Winnipeg Jets to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals
#16 University of Maryland-Baltimore County upsets No. 1 Virginia

Houston Astros, MLB - WINNER
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL
USA Women’s Ice Hockey
Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA Women’s Basketball
Villanova Wildcats, NCAA Men’s Basketball
Golden State Warriors, NBA
Washington Capitals, NHL

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football - WINNER
Jalen Brunson, Villanova Basketball
Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimming
A’ja Wilson, South Carolina Basketball

BEST PLAY (Bracket-style voting)
ND’s Arike Ogunbowale hits 2nd buzzer beater to win NCAA women’s national title - WINNER
Minnesota Miracle: Stefon Diggs makes last-second TD Catch to send Vikings to NFC championship
Philly Special: Eagles fool Patriots with fourth-down TD toss to Foles
Alabama wins national title on 41-yard OT TD pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Devonta Smith
FSU’s Jessie Warren makes diving double play in WCWS
LeBron James nails buzzer beater 3-pointer to beat the Pacers in Game 5 of Round 1
Evanston Township High school freshman Blake Peters hits 80-foot buzzer beater
Gareth Bale scores go-ahead bicycle kick goal in Champions League Final 1022
Cristiano Ronaldo scores bicycle kick goal against Juventus
Julian McGarvey makes last-second steal & heave to secure Ardsley High School’s 1st Section 1 title in 60 years
LeBron floats a glass-kissing buzzer beater to beat Raptors in game 3 of round 2
Team USA’s Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scores the shootout winner to secure gold medal in women’s hockey
Giannis Antetokounmpo leapfrog dunks on Tim Hardaway Jr
Acrobatic volleyball play from Autumn Finney out of Decatur High School
Golden Knights’ William Karlsson goes through legs for ‘goal of the year’ contender
Jordan Poole hits buzzer-beater to send Michigan to the Sweet 16s

Terence Crawford, Boxing - WINNER
Vasiliy (Vasyl) Lomachenko, Boxing
Rose Namajunas, UFC
Georges St-Pierre, UFC

Shaun White, Snowboarding - WINNER
Red Gerard, Snowboarding
David Wise, Halfpipe Skiing
John Shuster, Curling

Chloe Kim, Snowboarding - WINNER
Mikaela Shiffrin, Skiing
Jamie Anderson, Snowboarding
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, US Women’s Hockey

Chloe Kim (USA), Snowboard - WINNER
Jamie Anderson (USA), Snowboard
Brighton Zeuner (USA), Skateboard
Stephanie Gilmore (AUS). Surf

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