Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating Netflix documentary

Former US President Barack Obama became the second former US head of state to win an Emmy Award after winning the Outstanding Narrator award for his work on the Netflix documentary, “Our Great National Parks”.

Our Great National Parks Photo: Courtesy Netflix

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony was held on Saturday (03/09/2022), former president Barack Obama and the late actor Chadwick Boseman had notable wins.

Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, created the five-part docuseries on national parks and wildlife throughout the world.

Obama is the second US president to win an Emmy. Dwight Eisenhower was awarded an honorary Governors Award by the Television Academy while he was still in office in 1956.

Obama is now halfway to becoming an EGOT winner, someone who has received Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards. The achievement has only been accomplished by 17 people, including Rita Moreno and John Legend. The former president has previously won two Grammys for audio versions of his memoirs.

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