Barack and Michelle Obama-Produced Netflix Doc 'American Factory' Earns Oscar Nod for Best Documentary Feature

The first-ever documentary "American Factory" produced by Barack and Michelle Obama gets the Oscar nod, and they are full of gratitude.

Barack and Michelle Obama's decade is off to a good start. The former First Couple got an Oscar nomination for their documentary "American Factory," and taking to Twitter, Michelle expressed her gratitude writing,

"So thrilled that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory [got] nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar!"

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology | Photo: Getty Images

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle close the Obama Foundation Summit together on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology | Photo: Getty Images

The former FLOTUS added that she and Barack are proud and amazed at the talent Reichert and Bognar have for storytelling. In a separate post, the former POTUS wrote,

"Glad to see American Factory's 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."

The dad-of-two went on to congratulate the filmmakers and the crew that worked on the documentary. "America Factory" airs on Netflix, and the couple has a multi-year deal to produce TV shows, films, and documentaries.

Barack and Michelle own the production company Higher Ground, and the documentary is their first work together. The series follows the story of blue-collar workers in a post-industrial Ohio. 

 Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery | Photo: Getty Images

Former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in the unveiling of their official portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery | Photo: Getty Images

The former president included the documentary in the compilation of his favorite films of 2019. He praised it for its sincere portrayal of how global changes affect everyday lives.

The couple's company is also working on a children's show for preschoolers called, "Listen to your Parents & Eat Your Vegetables." A film adaption of the biography on the life of Fedrick Douglass is also in the works.

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Michelle is also working on a new Instagram series titled "A Year of First." It would follow the lives of four college students as they figure out life by themselves.

The series is in partnership with the media company, ATTN, and it will air for about a year. The mom-of-two is excited about the project and look forward to sharing the stories of the four young adults involved.

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