Barack Obama awarded with an Emmy for narrating national parks series

Former President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Jan. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Barack Obama is halfway to the EGOT.

Saturday, the former president added an Emmy Award to his two Grammys.

Obama was awarded the Emmy for best narration for the Netflix documentary series "Our Great National Parks."

The five-part series featuring national parks from around the world is produced by "Higher Ground," the production firm of Barack and Michelle Obama.

He was the most recognizable nominee in a category that included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough, and Lupita Nyong'o. The award was presented on Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys.

President Obama is the second president to win an Emmy. In 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower was presented with a special Emmy Award.

In the past, Barack Obama has received Grammy Awards for his audiobook readings of "The Audacity of Hope" and "A Promised Land." In 2020, Michelle Obama earned a Grammy for reading her audiobook.

A category of celebrities who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony is known as EGOT. To date, seventeen individuals have accomplished this feat.

Saturday, the late Chadwick Boseman received an Emmy for his voice work. The "Black Panther" actor earned the award for best character voiceover for the animated Disney+ and Marvel Studios series "What If...?"

In the episode, Boseman voiced T'Challa from "Black Panther" in an alternate universe where he is Star-Lord from "Guardians of the Galaxy."

It was one of Boseman's final projects before his death at age 43 from colon cancer in 2020.

Publish : 2022-09-04 14:54:00

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