Barack Obama Bags Emmy For Best Narration In 'Our Great National Parks'
The five-part show features national parks from around the globe. It is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company ‘Higher Ground’.
Barack Obama received an Emmy for narration in the Netflix documentary series 'Our Great National Parks' on Saturday. The former two-term US president already has a pair of Grammy Awards, which means that he is just an Oscar and a Tony away to enter the prestigious EGOT club, which already has Mel Brooks, Whoopie Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn and Jennifer Hudson in it.
The five-part show features national parks from around the globe. It is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company 'Higher Ground'.
Obama previously won Grammys for audio versions of his memoirs 'The Audacity of Hope' and 'Dreams from My Father'. After leaving office in 2017, Obama wrote best-selling memoirs along with his wife, and in addition to their non-profit foundation, they also established a production company which bagged a major deal with Netflix, reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.
Their production house's first documentary for the giant streaming platform, 'American Factory', won the Oscar for best documentary feature and an Emmy for directing, though the awards went to the filmmakers and not to the Obamas themselves.
Donald Trump was also nominated for an Emmy for his reality competition show 'The Apprentice', however, it didn't convert into a win.
Other nominees in Obama's narrator category were former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ("Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Civil War"), Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o ("Serengeti II") and veteran naturalist David Attenborough ("The Mating Game").
Obama also received the Nobel Peace Prize after his 2008 presidential election win, for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." (Agencies)
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