Former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJudge denies Trump spokesman's effort to force Jan. 6 committee to return financial records Gina McCarthy: Why I'm more optimistic than ever on tackling the climate crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE on Monday took to Twitter to celebrate after “American Factory,” the first Netflix film produced by he and his wife, Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden adds to communications team in lead-up to midterm elections Michelle Obama: 'Treat fear as a challenge' Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle MORE, received an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature.

“Glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary,” Obama tweeted.

“It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!” the former president continued, referring to the production company he founded with his wife.

Michelle Obama also took to social media to celebrate the Oscar nod and gave a shoutout to the directors behind the project, Julia Reicher and Steve Bognar.


“I couldn’t be happier that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind American Factory have been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar,” she said. “What Julia and Steve capture on film is at times painful, at times exhilarating, but always thoughtful and always real—exactly the kind of story Barack and I wanted to lift up with Higher Ground Productions. I hope you’ll see for yourself by checking it out on Netflix.”

The Academy also tweeted a congratulatory message for American Factory as well as the other documentaries that received nominations in its documentary feature category.

The four other documentaries to be nominated for the award are “The Cave,” "The Edge of Democracy,” “For Sama” and “Honeyland.”

"American Factory" debuted on Netflix last August and is the first project produced by the the Obamas’ production company.

It follows the story of shuttered factory in Ohio after it is reopened by a Chinese billionaire.

In October, the documentary was also among the films nominated for the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards. It received nominations at the time for best documentary, best director, best political documentary and best editing. It later won the award for best political documentary and tied for best director award with “They Shall Not Grow Old.”