Earlier this month, the Netflix documentary produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, “American Factory,” was predictably nominated for an Oscar for best documentary. In response to that news, I expressed my belief that the documentary was nominated simply because of the Obama connection, and I stand by it. I said at the time that “it’s a bit hard to believe that this documentary would have earned this nomination had they not been linked to the project.”
And I also made the following observation and prediction:
Barack Obama has already won two Grammy awards for Best Spoken Word Album, and Michelle Obama was recently nominated in the same category for her memoir, Becoming—and I’ll bet a thousand dollars she’ll win.
Well, I wish someone had taken me up on that bet because I’d be a thousand dollars richer tonight. I don’t watch the Grammys or follow any coverage of them, but it was reported Sunday afternoon that she had won.
Michelle Obama adds Grammy winner to her list of accomplishments https://t.co/ZsFMhSxfj0
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 26, 2020
I’m sure it will go right next to her husband’s Grammys and Nobel Peace Prize on the mantel of their fireplace.
Hillary Clinton won a Grammy too.
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis