The very surprising award that Barack Obama has just received

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Barack Obama wins the 2022 Emmy Award for… best storyteller. He had already won two Grammy Awards, for the audio versions of his memoirs.

Former President of the United States Barack Obama received an Emmy Award for the narration of his Netflix documentary series Our major national parks, the American Television Academy announced on Saturday. The awards ceremony will take place on September 13, but minor awards are announced before.

After leaving office in 2017, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle each wrote bestselling memoirs and, in addition to their nonprofit foundation, started a production company that signed a contract with Netflix worth estimated at tens of millions of dollars.

Obama had already been rewarded

Their company’s first documentary, AmericanFactorywon the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and an Emmy for Directing, but the awards went to the filmmakers, not the Obamas themselves.

The former American president (2009-2017) has also already won two Grammy Awards, for the audio versions of his memoirs, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father. Among his distinctions, Barack Obama had also received the Nobel Peace Prize after his victory in the 2008 presidential election, for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.

Another president had already received an Emmy Award. This is Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, but in his case it was an honorary award.

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