Obama landed the nom for American Factory, an original documentary distributed by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, in partnership with Netflix.
The film chronicles the shuttering of a General Motors factory in Dayton, Ohio and the impact it hand on the local community. So, it’s totally in the portfolio of causes the Obamas champion. (Btw, guess who saved the U.S. auto industry, Donald?)
On Monday morning, the Academy added to the film’s legacy by naming it one of five nominees for Best Documentary Feature.
Winners will be announced live at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on February 9th, 2020.
Glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary. It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 13, 2020
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