For Netflix’s documentary series “Our Great National Parks,” former American president Barack Obama received a nomination on Tuesday for the 74th Emmy Awards.
The 44th President of the United States will compete for the award for best narrator alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War), David Attenborough (The Mating Game), W. Kamau Bell (We Need to Talk About Cosby), and Lupita Nyong’o in the biggest television event of the year in the United States (Serengeti II).
Obama has never before been nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
Wild Space, Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, and Freeborne Media joined up to create “Our Great National Parks,” a five-part documentary series exploring some of the world’s most breathtaking national parks. It is the most recent installment of a multi-year contract that former American presidents Barack and Michelle Obama signed with Netflix in 2018.
The first film from Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, “American Factory,” won the best documentary Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. The documentary, which chronicles the challenges and triumphs encountered in creating work for unemployed Americans at the Ohio plant of the Chinese company Fuyao, has garnered a great deal of attention and praise.
With 25 nominations, “Succession,” an HBO black comedy-drama television series, surpassed all other nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards. On September 12, the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will host the 74th Emmy Awards presentation.