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Barack Obama Wins Emmy For Narrating Netflix’s “Our Great National Parks”

Barack Obama is now an Emmy awardee and is on his way to a possible EGOT.

Barrack Obama Wins Emmy For Narrating Netflix's "Our Great National Parks"
Barrack Obama

The former president, 61, won his first Emmy Award on Saturday September 3rd, for narrating his Netflix five-part documentary series “Our Great National Parks”.

The docuseries comes after he worked to establish and expand protections for more than 550 million acres of public lands and waters in the U.S. during his two terms in office.

“When humanity started to protect these wild places, we did not realize how important they would become,” Barack said in the trailer. “They’re a haven for endangered species and a hotbed for scientific research.”

During the series, Barack Obama reminisced about visiting national parks with Michelle, 58, and their daughters Malia, 24, and Sasha, 21, while in office.

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“We were so confined in the White House,” Barack said in a clip. “Every time we had one of these trips, and you suddenly could see reminders of what this planet has to offer and emotions that were stirred. I would always come back feeling different in a way that no other experiences gave me.”

He was nominated alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War”, David Attenborough for “The Mating Game”, W. Kamau Bell for “We Need to Talk About Cosby” and Lupita Nyong’o for “Serengetti II”.

Barack has previously won two Grammy Awards, taking home best spoken word album in 2006 for narrating his audiobook for Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.

In 2008 “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream” gave him another Grammy.

 

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