The team behind Tom Brady’s documentary web series has won an Emmy Award.
“Tom vs. Time,” which premiered on Facebook Watch in January 2018, took home the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary on Monday night. The Patriots quarterback-centered series was up against two volumes of Amazon Prime’s “All or Nothing” featuring Manchester City and the Dallas Cowboys, HBO’s “Being Serena,” and ESPN+’s “Quest for the Stanley Cup.”
— Sports Emmys (@sportsemmys) May 21, 2019
Created by Lincoln native Gotham Chopra, “Tom vs. Time” offered a peek into the life of the now-41-year-old athlete both on and off the field.
Following the win on Monday, Brady tweeted, “Proud and humbled. Find your deepest purpose.”
Later in the day, the quarterback expanded on Instagram:
“When I was approached by @gchopra at ROS, Facebook and @brawitz to explore this opportunity, it was a bit nerve-racking. This was so outside of the things I have always done and I wasn’t sure if we could pull it off. The reality was, before the filming began and even during the filming, it was on and off again at least 5 times. There were a lot of moving parts on all sides and it took a lot of work at every level to pull it together and have it ready for viewing 16 months ago. The Patriots had an amazing season of many highs and lows that added humanity to the story. And it was so much fun to have my family and friends and all the people who support me be a part of it. I couldn’t have been happier with the final product and people getting to see another side of me besides what most people see every Sunday. I can be a very focused and driven person on the field (and off too), but as most of my friends and teammates know, what you saw is just plain me. I can’t thank you enough for going on the journey with me. You all have made it all worth it, and to win an Emmy highlights the incredible work of everyone involved — the @religionofsportsteam, the @shadowlion team, @facebook, the @patriots, @nflfilms and my family, friends and teammates. Thank you. I love you all!”
The Sports Emmys celebrate accomplishments in sports coverage. The ceremony was held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.