Barack Obama Wins Emmy for Narrating Netflix Documentary

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Barack Obama is on his way to becoming an Egot after having won an Emmy in addition to two Grammys.

On Saturday, the former president won an Emmy for best narrator for his work on the Netflix docuseries Our Great National Parks.

Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production house, is behind the five-part series, which highlights national parks from around the globe.

He was the most well-known nominee in a category that included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough, and Lupita Nyong’o at Saturday night’s creative arts Emmys.

Barack Obama is only the second president to have received an Emmy. In 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower received a special Emmy.

Obama has previously received Grammy nominations for his audiobook readings of 2 of his memoirs, The Audacity of Hope as well as A Promised Land. Michelle Obama received her own Grammy in 2020 for having read her audiobook.

Egot refers to a subset of actors and musicians who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. 17 people have done it so far.

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