At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday, Barack Obama won his fifth Emmy, this time for his Netflix documentary series “Working: What We Do All Day.” He was awarded a statuette for best narration.
Alongside his spouse, the late First Lady Michelle Obama, the former US President serves as a producer on the film.
Obama’s performance on the documentary series “Our Great National Parks,” which was also available on Netflix, earned him an Emmy for outstanding narration in 2022.
The four-part Netflix series “Working: What We Do All Day” had its premiere in May.
A summary of the four-part series on Netflix reads, “Explores the ways in which we find meaning in our work and how our experiences and struggles connect us on a human level.”
“When we make sure that everyone feels their work is respected, that everyone’s contribution is honored, and that everyone is getting paid enough to truly take a part in the life of our communities, we reinforce the trust between us that makes everything in our lives possible,” Obama stated in a statement released in April.
The goal of the series is to promote understanding and appreciation for the work individuals do. It is inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel’s 1974 book “Working,” which is an oral history that examines jobs and the people who do them.
The Obamas formed Higher Ground in 2018, and Concordia Studio collaborated on the development of the series. Their company has produced over ten motion pictures and television shows, such as “Leave the World Behind,” which was released last month, and the Oscar-winning documentary “American Factory,” which was released in 2020.