According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hillary Clinton was awarded an Emmy on Thursday, although she did not attend the ceremony. The former first lady and secretary of state has already achieved a Grammy, which means she is only missing an Oscar and a Tony to complete an EGOT-like achievement. This is quite impressive for a political figure who has also served as a senator and was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.
Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton were members of a team that won an Emmy for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City. They served as executive producers for the Netflix documentary “In Her Hands,” alongside several others, making them eligible to receive the Emmy statue, as confirmed by an official source cited by The Hollywood Reporter.
The documentary follows the story of Zarifa Ghafari, who, at the age of 26, became the youngest female mayor in Afghanistan’s history during the turbulent period before the Taliban regained control of the country. The Netflix summary describes the film as depicting how she courageously leads the fight for education for the next generation of Afghans as Western forces withdraw.
Directed by Tamana Ayazi and Marcel Mettelsiefen, the film was released last autumn and received mixed reviews. Chelsea Clinton expressed her pride in being part of the “In Her Hands” team in a tweet on Friday.
So proud to be part of the ‘In Her Hands’ team, and to tell the remarkable story of Zarifa Ghafari, the youngest female mayor in the history of Afghanistan. https://t.co/L74zB6hiT0
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 29, 2023
As of Friday afternoon, Hillary Clinton had not acknowledged her Emmy win on either X or Instagram. This was despite the news of the passing of her former Senate colleague, Dianne Feinstein.
The Grammy award she received was in the category of Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album for her work on “It Takes A Village” back in 1997.