Barack Obama Wins Emmy Award for Narrating Netflix Documentary

by Duchess Magazine

Former president Barack Obama and the late actor Chadwick Boseman both received major awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards event last Saturday.

The Obamas’ production firm, Higher Ground, created the five-part series, which showcases national parks from all across the world.

Obama has previously been recognized with Grammy Awards for reading two of his autobiographies, The Audacity of Hope and A Promised Land, on audiobooks.

Obama is halfway to earning an EGOT after receiving the outstanding narration Emmy Award for his performance on the Netflix documentary “Our Great National Parks.” Egot refers to a unique group of performers who have received the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

Only 17 people, including Rita Moreno and John Legend, have succeeded in the feat so far.

Additionally honored on Saturday for his voice work was the late Chadwick Boseman. For the Disney+ and Marvel Studios animated series “What If…?,” the Black Panther actor won for best character voicing. ”

On the show, Boseman provided the voice of T’Challa, a character from Black Panther, who transforms into Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy. It was one of Boseman’s final works before his death from colon cancer at the age of 43 in 2020.

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