Former President Barack Obama Wins Outstanding Narrator Emmy Award

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FILE - Former President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, Jan. 8, 2022. Obama won an Emmy Award for his work on the Netflix documentary series, "Our Great National Parks," on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Former President Barack Obama won the outstanding narrator Emmy award for the Netflix documentary Our Great National Parks at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony.

Obama is the first president to win a competitive Emmy and the second president to have an Emmy. Dwight D. Eisenhower was given a special Emmy Award in 1956 while still in office.

The documentary series is about national parks around the world. Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama produced the series through their production company Higher Ground.

At the award ceremony, the late Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous Emmy for outstanding
character voiceover in the animated series What If…? from Disney+ and Marvel Studios. Boseman voiced T’Challa, his character from Black Panther.


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