Barack Obama wins Emmy for narrating Netflix national parks series
Los Angeles — Barack Obama is midway to an EGOT.
The former president gained an Emmy Award on Saturday to go along with his two Grammys.
Obama gained the very best narrator Emmy for his work on the Netflix documentary sequence, “Our Great National Parks.”
The five-part present, which options nationwide parks from across the globe, is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s manufacturing firm, “Higher Ground.”
He was the most important identify in a class stuffed with well-known nominees for the award handed out at Saturday evening’s Creative Arts Emmys, together with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough and Lupita Nyong’o.
Obama is the second president to have an Emmy. Dwight D. Eisenhower was given a particular Emmy Award in 1956.
Obama beforehand gained Grammy Awards for his audiobook studying of two of his memoirs, “The Audacity of Hope” and “A Promised Land.” Michelle Obama gained her personal Grammy for studying her audiobook in 2020.
EGOT refers to a particular class of entertainers who’ve gained an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. To date, 17 individuals have completed it.
The late Chadwick Boseman additionally gained an Emmy for his voice work on Saturday. The “Black Panther” actor gained for excellent character voiceover for the Disney+ and Marvel Studios animated present “What If…?”
On the present, Boseman voiced his “Black Panther” character T’Challa in an alternate universe the place he turns into Star-Lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
It was one of many final tasks for Boseman, who died in 2020 of colon most cancers at age 43.