West News Wire: Obama has already earned half of the EGOT.
Along with two Grammys, the former president also received an Emmy Award on Saturday.
The Obamas’ production firm, “Higher Ground,” created the five-part series, which highlights national parks from all across the world.
He was the most well-known nominee in the prize category for the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night, which also featured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough, and Lupita Nyong’o.
The second president to win an Emmy is Barack Obama. In 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower received a unique Emmy Award.
Barack Obama previously won Grammy Awards for his audiobook reading of two of his memoirs, “The Audacity of Hope” and “A Promised Land.” Michelle Obama won her own Grammy for reading her audiobook in 2020.
EGOT refers to a special category of entertainers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. To date, 17 people have done it.
The late Chadwick Boseman also won an Emmy for his voice work on Saturday. The “Black Panther” actor won for outstanding character voiceover for the Disney+ and Marvel Studios animated show “What If…?”
On the show, Boseman voiced his “Black Panther” character T’Challa in an alternate universe where he becomes Star-Lord from “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
It was one of the last projects for Boseman, who died in 2020 of colon cancer at age 43.