Barack Obama is halfway to achieving the grand slam of entertainment awards.
The former president won his first Emmy Award for outstanding narrator, Variety reported.
Obama, 61, narrated the five episodes of the Netflix docuseries “Our Great National Parks.” Obama did the voice-overs for episodes that took a look at parks from around the world -- from Patagonia, Chile, to Tsavo, Kenya -- The Associated Press reported.
With the win, Obama is halfway to winning all four of the major U.S. entertainment awards. EGOT stands for an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar and a Tony Award.
Obama is the second president to win an Emmy. Dwight D. Eisenhower was given a special Emmy Award in 1956, according to The Associated Press.
Netflix submitted the first episode of the docuseries, “A World of Wonder,” for Emmy consideration, according to Variety. The series was produced by Higher Ground, a production company owned by the former president and his wife, Michelle Obama, The Guardian reported.
Other contenders in the category for best narrator included David Attenborough, Lupita Nyong’o and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the BBC reported.
Barack Obama won Grammy Awards for the audiobook reading of his memoirs, “The Audacity of Hope” and “A Promised Land,” according to the AP. Michelle Obama won her own Grammy for reading her audiobook, “Becoming,” in 2020.
Should Barack Obama ever win an Academy Award and a Tony, he would join a group of 17 people who have achieved the entertainment grand slam.
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