Hey, America! Thanks to President Obama, we now have one of the most beautiful and informative National Park series ever produced. He did a fantastic job narrating it all and deserves this prestigious award!
It has been announced that, as the former president of the United States, Barack Obama has finally earned his elusive EGOT (Emmys, Grammy Awards, and Tony Awards all rolled into one).
In Our Great National Parks, Barack Obama lends his voice to five episodes that take viewers on a tour of some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. From Patagonia, Chile to Tsavo, Kenya, Obama shares his love for these places and how they’ve shaped who he is as a person.
If Obama were to ever win a Tony award and the Academy Award, he would become an EGOT winner – achieving full status for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Just 17 people have achieved this feat so far.
In 2020, the documentary American Factory, which Barack and Michelle Obama produced under their banner Higher Ground won an Oscar. However, neither Obama personally took home the Oscar. The doc tells the story of what happens when a Chinese company opens an automotive glass plant at a former General Motors location in Ohio, facing intense community skepticism and cultural differences.
Despite receiving three nominations this year, Obama lost two Grammys to actor Don Cheadle for John Lewis’ “Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation.”
In June, the Obamas formed a pact with Audible, agreeing to produce a slate of projects that “will reflect the companies’ shared mission to tell meaningful and entertaining stories that elevate diverse voices and experiences.” In other words, these are not going to be exclusively Audible-only projects. The Higher Ground originals produced under this deal will be available across a wide range of podcast platforms.