The Obamas Basically Just Won an Oscar

Their production company was behind 'American Factory,' which just won Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.
Drew Schwartz
Brooklyn, US
February 10, 2020, 2:21am
The Obamas
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American Factory just won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature—which means that, in a way, the Obamas just snagged an Academy Award.

The former President and First Lady's production company, Higher Ground, was behind the doc, which followed a group of workers at a factory in Dayton, Ohio, struggling to unionize their workplace. It's the first project the Obamas have brought to life as part of their partnership with Netflix.


Sure, this kind of pales in comparison to the

Nobel Peace Prize

, but hey—congratulations, Barack! Here's to hoping you and Michelle wind up becoming EGOTs someday.

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