Barack Obama and Chadwick Boseman win the Emmys

Obama won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Storyteller for his work on the Netflix documentary, “Our Great National Parks.”

Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, created the five-part docuseries about national parks and wildlife around the world.

Obama is the second US president to win an Emmy. Dwight Eisenhower received an Honorary Governor’s Award from the Television Academy while still in office in 1956.

Obama is now halfway to becoming an EGOT winner, someone who has received Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tony Awards. The feat was only accomplished by 17 people, including Rita Moreno and John Legend. The former president has already won two Grammys for audio versions of his memoir.

Also on Saturday, the late actor Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous Emmy. Boseman won the Character Voiceover Performance category for his role in the Disney+ animated series “What If…?” as Marvel’s Star-Lord T’Challa.
The “Black Panther” star died in 2020 aged 43 from cancer.