List of honors and awards received by Barack Obama
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The following is a list of accolades and honors conferred upon the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama.
- 2005: Obama received NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award upon his election to the U.S. Senate
- 2006: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for abridged audiobook version of Dreams from My Father
- 2007: He received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction for Dreams from My Father.
- 2008: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album abridged audiobook version of The Audacity of Hope
- 2008: Harold Washington Award from the Congressional Black Caucus as well as the 2008 Phoenix Award from the CBC Foundation, Inc.
- 2008: His concession speech after the New Hampshire primary was set to music by independent artists as the music video "Yes We Can", which was viewed 10 million times on YouTube in its first month and received a Daytime Emmy Award.
- 2009: Nobel Peace Prize
- 2011: Transparency Award jointly offered by OMB Watch, the National Security Archive, the Project on Government Oversight, the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press and OpenTheGovernment.org.
- 2013: NME Award for Hero of the Year
- 2013: Freedom of the City of Cape Town (jointly with Michelle Obama). The freedom scroll was accepted on their behalf by Acting U.S. Ambassador, Virginia Palmer.
- 2013: Israeli President's Medal of Distinction
- 2014: "Ambassador of Humanity" Award from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
- 2017: Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
- 7 May 2017: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
- 2 November 2017: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology's "Make It Loud" award for contributions as President supporting FIRST and STEM education
- 9 February 2020: Best Documentary Feature Academy Award for "American Factory," made by the Obamas' production company, Higher Ground
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