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Former US president Barack Obama wins Emmy Award for narrating Netflix documentary

The Television Academy announced that former two-time US President Barack Obama has won an Emmy Award.

On Saturday, Barack Obama won an Emmy Award for narrating his Netflix documentary series ‘Our Great National Parks’.

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The former president already has two Grammy Awards under his belt for the audiobooks of his memoirs ‘The Audacity of Hope’ and ‘Dreams from My Father’.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was the only president before to receive an Emmy in 1956, but it was an honorary award.

Obama and his wife Michelle both published best-selling autobiographies after they left office in 2017, in addition to establishing a non-profit foundation.

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They also started a production company that has signed a significant deal with Netflix that is reportedly worth tens of millions of dollars.

The Oscar for best documentary feature and an Emmy for directing was given to the filmmakers, not the Obamas, for their first streaming service documentary ‘American Factory’.

Former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Heroes Of The Civil War), Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (Serengeti II), and seasoned naturalist David Attenborough (The Mating Game) were also nominated in Obama’s narrator category.

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