Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Barack Obama wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator of 'Our Great National Parks'

After building up his competition, especially Sir David Attenborough, in Barack Obama nominated for Outstanding Narrator of 'Our Great National Parks' at the 2022 Emmy Awards, I listened to his narration in the trailer, then wrote "Wow, that is both beautifully shot and wonderfully narrated. Obama does have a good shot against Sir David!" He did, too, as KENS 5 in San Antonio reported Barack Obama wins Emmy for best narrator in national park series.

Barack Obama previously won Grammy Awards for his audiobook reading of two of his memoirs, “The Audacity of Hope” and “A Promised Land.”
Here is the image Netflix tweeted out to celebrate his win.

Congratulations, Mr. President!

Follow over the jump for the rest of the winners in documentary and nonfiction programming from Deadline.

"The Beatles: Get Back" won all five Emmy Awards it was nominated for, Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program for Peter Jackson, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction or Reality Program (Single or Multi-Camera), and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program. Wow! A sweep!

Gold Derby uploaded Emmys 2022 backstage: 'The Beatles: Get Back' producers: 'You never know' about a follow-up series.

Producers Clare Olssen and Jonathan Clyde ('The Beatles: Get Back') chatted with the press backstage after winning Best Documentary/Nonfiction Series at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 3, 2022. Emmy winners meet the media backstage for a Q&A in the Creative Arts press room.

"Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" also earned five Emmy nominations, but only won Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special. Fortunately for me, it's the one I thought it would win. Congratulations!

The final nonfiction or documentary series nominee is "100 Foot Wave," which won Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program. I had a feeling it would likely win, but never did write it down. Darn. Just the same, congratulations!

'Lucy and Desi' led Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special nominees with six nominations, but only won two, Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special (Original Dramatic Score). I hinted that it was the nominee to beat in both categories and was particularly impressed with its music. To celebrate its win, I'm embedding Lucy and Desi (Main Title) by David Schwartz.


I didn't bother picking a winner for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking because I believed Wikipedia about juried and area awards. Good thing I didn't, as I had no idea. Still, congratulations to the winner, "When Claude Got Shot," which aired on PBS as an episode of "Independent Lens," a program I'm used to seeing at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

Finally, "George Carlin's American Dream" won Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special over a worthy field. Congratulations!

Stay tuned as I continue this series with the short form live-action winners tomorrow.

Previous posts about the 2022 Emmy Awards

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