While the world burns, Obama is headed to the movies.
The White House will host a screening of the film, Selma, which follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Alabama’s civil rights protests.
According to the Washington Post, “The intimate late-afternoon gathering (one source said it would be “a very small group”) will include members of the cast and crew, including Common (whose song “Glory,” written with John Legend, received an Oscar nomination for best original song), and Washington notables like Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.). We’re on high alert for an Oprah sighting (she was a “Selma” producer).”
Despite the Academy giving the movie a Best Picture nomination, the stars of the film were snubbed from the actor/actress categories. This has caused major controversy with some calling this year’s Academy Awards the “Whitest Oscars since 1998.”