How does Emmy-award winner President Obama sound?
Obama, already a Nobel Prize recipient, could add an Emmy to an atypical trophy case for a commander in chief.
The president's appearance with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web parody show “Between Two Ferns” was nominated for an Emmy on Thursday in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.
Obama went on the show to convince young people to sign up for Obamacare on the beleaguered healthcare.gov. The administration subsequently credited the program for an uptick in Obamacare enrollments.
Obama will compete against the Super Bowl halftime show and mini-episodes from the comedy “Parks and Recreation.” Other nominees are the Cartoon Network series “Children’s Hospital” and “The Soup” — 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner host Joel McHale's show.
White House officials on Thursday were quick to promote the nomination.
“Between Two Ferns with POTUS just nominated for an Emmy!” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said on Twitter.
Obama previously scored two Grammy Awards for best spoken word album for his books, The Audacity of Hope and Dreams from My Father.
In other words, with a win, he would be just an Oscar and Tony Award away from achieving EGOT status.