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Barack Obama Won Emmy for Narrating Netflix Documentary

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Barack Obama, Former U.S President won the best narrator Emmy Award on September 3, 2022, for his Netflix documentary series, named, Our Great National Parks. The Obamas’ production organization, Higher Ground, is behind the five-part series on national parks worldwide. So the article is about Barack Obama won an Emmy for Narrating Netflix Documentary.

The Emmy joins Mr. Obama’s two Grammy awards positioning him halfway to becoming an Egot, someone with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award. He is the only second US president in history to triumph an Emmy. The Netflix series showcases natural beauty spanning five continents and features locations including Chilean Patagonia and Indonesia.

Other contenders in the category for best narrator included David Attenborough, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After leaving office in 2017, the former U.S. President and his wife Michelle setup Higher Ground, striking a deal with Netflix said to be worth millions of dollars.

Mr. Obama won Grammy Awards for audio versions of his memoirs, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father. The only other President to win an Emmy was Dwight Eisenhower, who won an honorary award in 1956 for becoming the first president to execute a televised news conference. Only 17 people have achieved Egot status, including Mel Brooks, Whoopie Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Jenifer Hudson.

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