The Obamas celebrate their Oscar nomination

Brenda Watkins
January 17, 2020

It highlights blue-collar workers in post-industrial OH who are employed at a factory that was opened by a Chinese billionaire at a former General Motors plant.

The 2020 Academy Award nominations included the Higher Ground's Netflix film among the pics for Best Documentary.

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American Factory, the Netflix release backed by Barack and Michelle Obama, received an Academy Award nomination in the documentary feature category, making it the first time that a movie associated with the former first couple has been up for Hollywood's highest honor.

"Oscar nominations came out today and I'm glad to see "American Factory's" nod for Best Documentary", Barack Obama posted on Instagram. It's the kind of story we don't see often enough, and it's exactly what we and Michelle hope to achieve with Superior Earth.

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It was filmed by Julia Reichert, Jeff Reichert, and Steven Bognar.

Julia Reichert, Lindsay Utz, Steven Bognar and Chad Cannon pose at Film Independent Presents Special Screening Of "American Factory" in Hollywood August 13, 2019. Congratulations to the incredible filmmakers and the whole team!

Since exiting the White House, Barack and Michelle Obama have been pretty busy with their new production company.

Michelle Obama was also nominated in the same category for "Becoming" for this year's Grammy awards, set for January 26. When not checking the latest Twitter trends, I am either watching The Golden Girls or soccer. It won an award for Best Political Documentary and tied for Best Director award with "They Shall Not Grow Old".

The Academy of Circulation List Arts and Sciences award ceremony will happen February 9 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

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