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Barack and Michelle Obama on winning their first Oscar on behalf of ‘Higher Ground’

As you may know, American Factory has won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards. How is this relevant, you may ask. Firstly, it just won an Oscar––one of the most prestigious awards a film or a series can get; secondly, it was produced by Higher Ground Productions––Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. Now that’s a winning film if I do say so myself.

Making headlines upon headlines upon headlines, the couple were ecstatic because it was the first film presented by their production company and they’ve already entered the 2020 Oscars amongst all the great films of the year.

Directed by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, American Factory delves inside the abandoned General Motors plant that was then transformed by a Chinese billionaire to become an auto-glass factory. This, then, entails a dilemma between culture in Ohio town.

The couple were as proud producers as they were proud parents, look at these tweets!

“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,” Barack wrote on Twitter

“Congrats to Julia, Steven, and the whole crew on winning Best Documentary for #AmericanFactory, Higher Ground’s first release! So glad to see their heart and honesty recognized — because the best stories are rarely tidy or perfect. But that’s where the truth so often lies,” said Michelle a few minutes later after her husband’s tweet.

Although, this wasn’t the first time they wrote to Twitter about Oscar winner for Best Documentary.

I told you. They’re proud parents as they are producers.

“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 wrote at the time.

As for the former First Lady, she added that she’s “so thrilled that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory are nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar! We’re so proud of them and amazed by their talent for storytelling.”

Congratulations to the Obama couple! You guys just have winning in your blood––not just the United States, but also the whole Oscars universe.

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