Former President of the United States Barack Obama has moved a step closer to joining the prestigious EGOT club of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award after picking up an Emmy for his narration of Our Great National Parks on Netflix.
In picking up the Emmy for best narrator, beating off strong competition from the likes of David Attenborough, Lupita Nyong’o and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Barack Obama became only the second US President to ever win an Emmy Award after Dwight Eisenhower, who won an honorary award in 1956 after becoming the first POTUS to conduct a televised news conference.
Our Great National Parks, which you can watch a full review for below, is a five-part natural history series presented by Obama, and produced by his and his wife Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground production company.
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Only 17 people have gained the coveted EGOT status in the history of the awards, including Mel Brooks, Whoopie Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn and Jenifer Hudson.
Barack Obama is now halfway to joining the club having already picked up Grammy Awards for the audio versions of his memoirs “The Audacity of Hope” and “Dreams from My Father”. Whether or not he has works in the making that could earn him an Oscar and a Tony award remains to be seen.
The search for the next EGOT member continues…