Barack and Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary scores Oscars nomination

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TAMPA (WFLA) – The first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, has earned an Oscar nomination.

“American Factory,” which was released by Netflix last year has been nominated for best documentary feature. Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter this morning to congratulate the team behind the film.

Other films nominated in the best documentary feature category include “The Cave,” “The Edge of Democracy,” “For Sama” and “Honeyland.”

“I couldn’t be happier that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory have been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar,” the former first lady wrote on Instagram.

The documentary “takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires two thousand blue-collar Americans,” according to a Netflix press release.

The 92nd Academy Awards will air live February 9 on ABC.

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