OSCARS: Barack and Michelle Obama Score Nomination

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American Factory, a Netflix documentary created by former President BarackObama and Michelle Obama’s production company, scored an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Monday.

This is the first time an ex-president has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Obama tweeted, "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!"

American Factory, their first movie for Netflix, looks at an abandoned General Motors plant in Ohio that was reopened by a Chinese billionaire.

The Obamas through Higher Ground Productions signed a multiyear partnership in 2018 to make content for the streaming service.

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