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2023 Nominees

Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness

NEO Studios


- Sports Documentary

Legacy: In the Shadow of Greatness follows the athletic pursuits of NBA hopeful Zaire Wade, rising boxer Evan Holyfield and Olympic high jumper Vashti Cunningham – the children of sports icons Dwyane Wade (3x NBA Champion), Evander Holyfield (4x world heavyweight champion) and Randall Cunningham (NFL legend) – as they attempt to make their own mark on the world. This six-part docuseries was discovery+’s first foray into premium sports programming, and the series did extremely well. Yes, Legacy is about three famous families, but the themes explored throughout – chasing your dreams, the pressure to succeed, living up to others’ expectations – are universal and audiences everywhere can appreciate their stories and the struggles featured. As sports and entertainment become increasingly intertwined, demand surges for powerful stories that offer unique insight and access into the lives of sports icons and Legacy does just that.