REPORT: Obamas ‘thrilled’ their anti-Trump Netflix documentary gets Oscars nod

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Barack and Michelle Obama say they’re ‘so proud’ after their first Netflix documentary film scored an Oscar nomination.

The documentary American Factory, which is the first release from the Obamas’ production company Higher Ground, earned an Oscars nod on Monday for documentary feature.

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It was among the 24 Academy Awards nominations that Netflix received.

The documentary is about a Chinese billionaire who offers jobs at a newly reopened General Motors plant in Ohio. The film features workers who soon become upset over lower pay and difficult working conditions.

The Daily Mail noted that the documentary does not mention President Trump, but it suggests criticism of his “failure to grasp complex global economic forces as he promises to reinvigorate manufacturing in America.”

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

Michelle Obama also touted the Oscar nomination, tweeting, “So thrilled that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind #AmericanFactory are nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar! We’re so proud of them and amazed by their talent for storytelling. See for yourself now on @Netflix.”

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