Barack Obama has been awarded an Emmy for narration in his Netflix documentary series “Our Great National Parks,” the Television Academy announced Saturday.
Obama, who was president of the United States for two terms until 2017, had already won two Grammy Awards – for the audio versions of his books “The Audacity of Hope” and “My Father’s Dreams”.
Now it only takes an Oscar and a Tony to complete the so-called “EGOT” (when someone wins the most important awards, namely the Emmys, the Grammys, the Oscars and the Tonys), a feat that only 17 people have achieved, including Whoopie Goldberg and Audrey Hepburn, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Another president had already received an Emmy: Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, although his was an honorary award.
After leaving office in 2017, both Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, wrote bestselling memoirs and, in addition to their nonprofit foundation, created a production company that signed a massive deal with Netflix, estimated at tens of millions of viewers. dollars.
Obama also received the Nobel Peace Prize after his 2008 presidential victory.