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Barack Obama Wins Emmy For Narrating Netflix Documentary


The former president Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating Netflix documentary "Our Great National Parks" at the Emmy Awards Night last Saturday.

The five-part series about international national parks was created by Higher Ground, a production business owned by the Obamas.

Obama became the second president to get an Emmy when the outstanding narration award was announced at the Creative Arts Emmys Awards event.

Obama is now halfway to becoming an EGOT - someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony - thanks to the Emmy and his two Grammy trophies.

Being awarded an Emmy makes him just the second US president to be awarded in history.

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The Netflix series displays the natural splendor of five other continents, including Indonesia and Chile's Patagonia.

The documentary series highlights the former president's entry into the media after leaving office. With the release of his Spotify playlists and the signing of a Netflix agreement, he has kept his finger on the cultural pulse of the nation.

He has also spoken out on a number of political matters, such as the pandemic response of the late President Donald Trump and the value of democracy.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lupita Nyong'o, and David Attenborough were among the contenders in the category for best narration.

The former president and his wife Michelle founded Higher Ground after he left office in 2017, striking a deal with Netflix that is rumored to be worth tens of millions of dollars.

The audiobooks of Mr. Obama's memoirs "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father" received Grammy Awards.

Obama has contributed to the current political environment as the midterm elections approach and Democrats fight to keep control of both chambers. According to Axios, he will give a speech at a fundraiser held by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on September 8.

He was the featured performer at Martha's Vineyard fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee last week.


The only other president to get an Emmy was Dwight Eisenhower, who in 1956 received an honorary award for being the first to hold a news conference that was broadcast live on television.

To date, just 17 people—among them Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Jenifer Hudson—have attained Egot rank.

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