NOS News•today, 07:15
Barack Obama won an Emmy for his voice-over on the documentary series Our Great National Parks. The production company of the American former president made that five-part series about national parks worldwide for Netflix. The Emmy is the most important international television award.
Obama is the first former president to win an Emmy. His predecessor Eisenhower was awarded an honorary Emmy in 1956 because he stimulated the use of television. Obama’s successor Trump was nominated twice for the award, for his reality series The Apprenticebut never won it.
Obama’s trophy cabinet has already won two Grammys, the most important music award, for his audiobooks The Audacity of Hope and A Promised Land. He won it before he became president. His wife Michelle also won that award in 2020 for the audiobook of her autobiography.
Posthumous award for Chadwick Boseman
Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman was also awarded for his work on the cartoon series What If…?, in which stories from the Marvel Universe are retold in surprising ways. The recordings for that series were one of his last projects before his death in 2020 from colon cancer.
Last night’s ceremony in Los Angeles especially honored TV makers who do their work behind the scenes, such as choreography, camera work and lighting. Tonight there will be a second round with such categories, Monday in a week the award show with main prizes such as Best Actor, Comedy Series and Drama will be broadcast.