Unlike in previous years, the nominees were not released until the evening of the ceremony.
Who are the nominees for the BBC SPOTY 2018?
It has been an incredible 12 months for British sport, with England's run at the World Cup, along with a good year for British cycling, Formula 1 and boxing.
The winner is:
- James Anderson (Cricket)
- Dina Asher-Smith (Athletics)
- Lizzy Yarnold (Skeleton)
What other awards are on offer?
While all eyes will be on the winner of the Sports Personality title, there are numerous honours also being dished out.
The BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year has already been decided with para-athlete Kare Adengan beating the likes of Freya Anderson, Ryan Sessegnon and James Bowen to the title.
The other awards and nominees are as follows:
Sports Personality Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year
- England's historic netball gold at the Commonwealth Games (WINNERS)
- England win penalty shootout at Football World Cup
- Alastair Cook's farewell century
- Tiger Woods' first win in five years
- Tyson Fury fights back from knockdowns against Deontay Wilder
Sports Personality World Sport Star of the Year
- Francesco Molinari – Won golf's The Open and Ryder Cup with Europe and beats Simone Biles, Ester Ledecka and Oleksandr Usyk to claim the honour
Sports Personality Coach of the Year
- Gareth Southgate – England football manager
Sports Personality Team of the Year
- England Netball – For their gold medal-winning success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, beating England football, Ireland Rugby Union, Celtic, Manchester City, Mercedes F1, Team Sky and Europe Ryder Cup
Young Sports Personality of the Year
Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award
- Billie Jean King, women's tennis legend and winner of the famous Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs in 1973.
Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award
- Billy Monger will claim honour after fighting back from having both of his legs amputated to race in British Formula 3 Championship
Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award
- Kirsty Ewen for her volunteering efforts in swimming at the Inverness Swimming Club and at the London 2012 Olympics, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2018 European Championships.
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