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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 Obama, 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. 

{mosads}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-Cortez (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.

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