Former US president Barack Obama attends the premiere of the Netflix film "Descendant," which his production company helped finance, during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival on August 05, 2022

Barack Obama: President, Nobel Laureate, and now an Emmy Award Winner.

Former US President Barack Obama attends the premiere of Netflix’s The Descendant, which his production company helped fund, during the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, August 5, 2022 – Copyright GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File Arturo Holmes

Hollywood newcomer Barack Obama has been awarded an Emmy for narrating his Netflix documentary series Our Great National Parks, the Television Academy announced Saturday.

The two-term former U.S. president has already won a couple of Grammy awards – for the audio versions of his memoirs The Courage of Hope and My Father’s Dreams – so now he only needs an Oscar and a Tony to complete the honorable award. . EGO.

According to the Entertainment Weekly tracker, only 17 people have reached EGOT, including Mel Brooks, Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn and – most recently – Jennifer Hudson.

Another president has already been awarded an Emmy – Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956 – although it was an honorary award.

After leaving office in 2017, Obama and his wife Michelle wrote a best-selling memoir and, in addition to their nonprofit foundation, created a production company that signed a massive deal with Netflix worth tens of millions of dollars. dollars.

Their company’s first documentary for the streaming service, American Factory, won an Oscar for best feature documentary and an Emmy for directing, although the awards went to the filmmakers and not to Obama himself.

Obama’s successor as president, Donald Trump, did not receive an Emmy for his reality show The Apprentice, although he was nominated twice.

Other nominees in the Obama Storytelling category included former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Civil War Heroes) and Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (Serengeti 2).) and accomplished naturalist David Attenborough (The Marriage Game).

Obama also received the Nobel Peace Prize after winning the 2008 presidential election for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation among peoples.”

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