Barack Obama  Win Creative Arts Emmys Here Why 

Yellow Dots

Former President Barack Obama won the Emmy for best narrator for his Netflix documentary series, Our Great National Parks, on Saturday.

Higher Ground, the Obamas' production company, is behind the five-part documentary series on national parks around the world.

Mr. Obama's Emmy joins his two Grammys, putting him halfway to becoming an Egot - someone who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.

The Netflix series highlights natural beauty from five continents, including Chilean Patagonia and Indonesia.

David Attenborough, Lupita Nyong'o, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were among the other nominees for best narrator.

Mr. Obama received Grammy nominations for the audio versions of his memoirs "The Audacity of Hope" and "Dreams from My Father."

The only other president to receive an Emmy was Dwight Eisenhower, who received an honorary award in 1956 for holding the first televised news conference.

Only 17 people have gained Egot status to date, including Mel Brooks, Whoopie Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Jenifer Hudson.