- Former American president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were among the big winners at the 2020 Oscars
- The first Netflix project released under their production company won the award for Best Documentary Feature
- Both husband and wife took to Twitter to react to the win and congratulate the filmmakers behind the project
It is indeed a moment of celebration for former American president Barrack Obama and his wife Michelle, following their big win at the recently concluded Oscars awards ceremony.
The Obamas were among the big winners of the night as the first Netflix project titled American Factory, which was released under their Higher Ground production company, snagged the award for the Best Documentary Feature.
"American Factory tells an emotional, local story that resonates globally. Directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert have created a masterwork that examines culture, labor and class struggle, and challenges us to consider what unites us instead of what separates us," the official handle of movie streaming platform, Netflix, said on Twitter about the film.
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Reacting to the win, the Obamas via their respective handles on Twitter commended Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, who are the filmmakers behind the documentary. They expressed satisfaction at seeing the hard work of both filmmakers duly recognized.
The ex-president said: "Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory, for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change. Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release."
See his post below:
Read what his wife had to say below:
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Still on an Oscar-related story, Legit.ng previously reported that singer Billie Eilish, gave a beautiful performance at the award ceremony, to honor the memory of late Kobe Bryant, Kirk Douglas and other notable celebrities that have passed away.
She was also joined by her brother Finneas O'Connell, during the heart touching performance.
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