- While dozens of Emmy nominees are celebrating their first-ever nods, Lupita Nyongo is excited to be nominated again for outstanding narrator
- Among the first-time nominees is former US President Barrack Obama, who has also been nominated for his narration in the Netflix docuseries Our Great National Parks
- The two were nominated for the Emmys alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Attenborough, and W. Kamau Bell
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Award-winning Kenyan actress and former President Barack Obama are among the formidable crop of nominees at the 74th Emmy Awards.
The Emmy nominees were announced on Tuesday, July 12, and it will honour the best television of the year.
Lupita nominated for Emmys
Lupita took to her Twitter handle to celebrate the nomination by sharing throwback footage from her time working on the Discovery+ series Serengeti II.
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The 39-year-old performer, who will compete in the Outstanding Narrator category, uploaded several photos and clips of herself exploring the African plains.
She also penned a short message in her post's caption to publicly express her excitement about being put up for the award.
'We are nominated for an Emmy!!! Thank you @televisionacad for recognizing my narration of Serengeti II in today's nominations,' she wrote.
"I love being part of a show that inspires me to get outtttsiiiideee wherever I am!" the 12 Years A Slave actress went on to remark that she was a fan of being on location while the series was shot.
Obama nominated for the same award
The outstanding narrator category also comprised three other nominees who will be up against the 60-year-old former US president and Lupita.
They include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War, David Attenborough for The Mating Game: In Plain Sight, and W. Kamau Bell for We Need to Talk About Cosby.
Though he's won two Grammy Awards for best spoken word album — 2006's Dreams from My Father and 2008's The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream — this is the first Primetime Emmy nomination of Obama's career.
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In her caption, Lupita narrated that she met the late Michael during the 12 Years A Slave movie auditions, and they sat together at dinner.
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