Barack Obama Wins Emmy for Narrating National Parks Series
LOS ANGELES — Barack Obama is halfway to an EGOT.
On Saturday, the ex-president won an Emmy Award to accompany his two Grammys.
Obama won the best narrator Emmy for his work on the Netflix documentary series, “Our Great National Parks.”
The five-part show, which features national parks from around the globe, is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, “Higher Ground.”
He was the biggest name in a category full of famous nominees for the award handed out at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmys, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough and Lupita Nyong’o.
Barack Obama is currently the second president to win an Emmy. Dwight D. Eisenhower won a special Emmy Award for 1956.
Barack Obama previously won Grammy Awards for his audiobook reading of two of his memoirs, “The Audacity of Hope” and “A Promised Land.” Michelle Obama won her own Grammy for reading her audiobook in 2020.
EGOT is a category that includes entertainers who have been awarded an Emmy or Grammy, an Oscar, a Tony, and a Grammy. This feat has been accomplished by seventeen people to date.
On Saturday, Chadwick Boseman won an Emmy award for his voicework. The “Black Panther” actor won for outstanding character voiceover for the Disney+ and Marvel Studios animated show “What If…?”
On the show, Boseman voiced his “Black Panther” character T’Challa in an alternate universe where he becomes Star-Lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Boseman died from colon cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.
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