Obamas' first Netflix project nominated for Critics' Choice Documentary Awards
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“American Factory,” the first Netflix film produced by former President Obama and Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaBudowsky: A Biden-Michelle Obama ticket in 2020? Bloomberg threatens to shake up 2020 primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race MORE, is among the films nominated for the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film received nominations in four categories for the fourth annual awards show on Monday, including best documentary, best director, best political documentary and best editing. 


The documentary, which made its debut on Netflix in August, was the first project produced by the Obamas’ new production company, Higher Ground Productions. 

"American Factory," which follows the story of shuttered factory in Ohio after it is reopened by a Chinese billionaire, is the result of a multiyear deal the former first couple made with the streaming giant last year.

“Knock Down the House,” another Netflix documentary that follows the campaigns of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOn The Money: Trump appeals to Supreme Court to keep tax returns from NY prosecutors | Pelosi says deal on new NAFTA 'imminent' | Mnuchin downplays shutdown threat | Trump hits Fed after Walmart boasts strong earnings Overnight Energy: Perry replacement faces Ukraine questions at hearing | Dem chair demands answers over land agency's relocation | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders unveil 0B Green New Deal public housing plan Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez drum up support for Green New Deal public housing plan MORE (D-N.Y.) and three other progressive Democrats who challenged incumbents in their own party, was also among the films nominated for this year’s awards.

Similar to the Obama-backed project, “Knock Down the House” received nods for best documentary and best political documentary. However, it also snagged a nomination for most compelling living subject.