Former US President Barack Obama won his first Emmy Award for narrating a five-part documentary series for Netflix. our great national park.
Grammy-winning Obama became the second president after Dwight Eisenhower to win an Emmy while in office in 1956, and the first president to win a competitive award for a specific television project. .
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Obama defeated Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at tonight’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony to win the award for Outstanding Narrator (Black Patriots: Civil War Heroes)David Attenborough (mating game), W. Kamau Bell (We need to talk about Cosby) and Lupita Nyong’o (Serengeti II) A star-studded category.
He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for News and Documentary in 2016. David Attenborough meets with President Obama.
Obama did not attend the ceremony, and after RuPaul announced the category, the Academy endorsed it on his behalf.
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of our great national parkProduced by the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground, the production company of former President and First Lady Michelle Obama, it shines a spotlight on some of the most spectacular national parks on the planet. .
Freeborne Media and Wild Space Productions are also producing a five-part series covering the Monterey Bay National Marine Aquarium in California, Tsavo in Kenya, and Gunung Leuser National Park in Indonesia, near and far.
The series, which launched in April, is part of the Obamas’ multi-year film and TV deal that the President and First Lady signed with Netflix in 2018.
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