Former US President Barack Obama won an Emmy for his narration of the Netflix documentary series “Our Great National Parks”.
Former United States President Barack Obama received an Emmy Award for the narration of his Netflix documentary series Our Great National Parks(Our Great National Parks >), the American Television Academy announced Saturday
The awards ceremony will take place on September 13, but some less high-profile awards are announced before. p>
Another president had received an Emmy award before – Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 – but in his case it was an honorary award.Start of YouTube widget. Skip widget?End of the YouTube widget. Back to top widget?
Other finalists in the Best Storytelling category at this year's Emmy Awards include former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( Black Patriots : Heroes Of The Civil War), Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o (Serengeti II ) and veteran naturalist David Attenborough (The Mating Game).
After leaving office in 2017, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle each wrote best-selling memoirs and, in addition to their nonprofit foundation, set up a production company that signed a deal with Netflix to make it happen. estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars.
Their company's first documentary, American Factory, won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and an Emmy for Directing, but the awards went to the filmmakers, not the Obamas themselves.
The Barack Obama's successor to the presidency, Donald Trump, did not win an Emmy for his reality show The Apprentice, despite being nominated twice. p>
Donald Trump on the red carpet of an event for the promotion of “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2015.< /p>
Barack Obama has also already won two Grammy awards for the audio versions of his memoirs The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father.
The former US president (2009-2017) was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after following his victory in the 2008 presidential election, for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and people-to-people cooperation.