Barack Obama is now half an EGOT after an Emmy for Netflix's Our Great National Parks

Varsha Vats
Varsha VatsSep 05, 2022 | 18:47

Barack Obama is now half an EGOT after an Emmy for Netflix's Our Great National Parks

Barack Obama wins an Emmy award. Photo: Emmy

Former US president Barack Obama is now an Emmy award winner. He won the award for outstanding narration for the Netflix documentary, Our Great National Parks.

At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony which took place on Saturday, the former president received the award. He is the second US President to win an Emmy award after Dwight D Eisenhower did in 1956.

Barack Obama was nominated along with:

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Civil War),
  • David Attenborough (The Mating Game),
  • W Kamau Bell (We Need To Talk About Cosby), and
  • Lupita Nyong'o (Serengeti II)

in the Outstanding Narration category.

Barack Obama in Our Great National Parks. Photo: Netflix

About Our Great National Parks: Our Great National Parks is a five-episode docuseries produced by Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, and Freeborne Media in association with A Wild Space Production.

In the docuseries, Obama describes the planet’s most spectacular national parks and wildlife.

The series premiered on April 13, 2022. It was also nominated for the Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-Fiction Program category.

Obama is halfway to becoming an EGOT: An EGOT is a special category of entertainers who have won all four major American entertainment awards, which are: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Till date, there are only 17 people who have achieved this title. John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Richard Rodgers and Rita Moreno are some of them.

Barack Obama has previously won two Grammys for his audiobook, for reading for two of his memoirs, The Audacity of Hope and A Promised Land.

And now, he is an Emmy winner too.

In 2020, Michelle Obama also won a Grammy for reading her audiobook, Becoming.

Last updated: September 05, 2022 | 18:47
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