Former US President Barack Obama got a new crown. Obama won the Emmy Award, television’s biggest award in the world. He received this award for his portrayal of the documentary series ‘Our Great National Parks’ on Netflix. Obama won the Emmy as the second president of the United States. BBC news.
Obama’s production company ‘Higher Ground’ has produced a five-part documentary series about the world’s national parks. Obama himself is the narrator in that documentary.
This Netflix series of Obama has been created by bringing to life the natural beauty and characteristics of different places on five continents, including Patagonia in Chile and Indonesia.
Obama beat out Other contenders as David Attenborough, Lupita Nyong’o and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
In 2017, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle founded the production company “Higher Ground” after leaving the office of the US president. After the deal with Netflix, the value of Higher Ground stands at several million dollars.
Obama previously won Grammy Awards for the audio versions of his memoirs ‘The Audacity of Hope’ and ‘Dreams from My Father’.
Obama has gone a long way in Egot status path as he now earns an Emmy after two Grammy Awards. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony are the four awards that a person who wins call Egot.
Only 17 people including John Legend, Mel Brooks, Audrey Hepburn, Jenifer Hudson have won Egot in the world.
Barack Obama is the second US president who wins Emmy. Dwight Eisenhower is another president of the United States who won Emmy earlier. In 1956, Eisenhower won an honorary Emmy Award for conducting a televised news conference.