Yes, Netflix’s American Factory, produced by Michelle and Barack Obama, took home the Oscar for best documentary. It’s the first Academy Award for the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground.
Too bad the Obamas weren’t able to attend, that would have been amazing. (Trump’s head might have blown off!)
The award was accepted by the film’s co-directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. Accepting the award, Reichert said,
“Working people have it harder and harder these days — and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
Michelle sent her congratulations, tweeting
“The best stories are rarely tidy or perfect. But that’s where the truth so often lies.”
No dig at Trump? Gracious as always.
And so far, no tweet from him congratulating the former President and First Lady. Wonder why? He’s usually so gracious as well…
Now Barack has an Oscar, 2 Grammys and a daytime Emmy (Plus a Nobel Peace Prize) He’s just one Tony away from an EGOT… and Trump doesn’t even have a People’s Choice Award!
(And btw, who was it that saved the U.S. auto industry…?)
Congrats to Julia, Steven, and the whole crew on winning Best Documentary for #AmericanFactory, Higher Ground’s first release! So glad to see their heart and honesty recognized—because the best stories are rarely tidy or perfect. But that’s where the truth so often lies. https://t.co/qtdNEw9H3f— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 10, 2020
So thrilled that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory are nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar! We’re so proud of them and amazed by their talent for storytelling. See for yourself now on @Netflix. pic.twitter.com/pLEE5zg0gr— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 13, 2020
(Photo, screen grab; via Variety)