President Obama Is Hosting a White House Screening of Selma


President Obama is hosting a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Selma at the White House and somehow I’m not invited.

David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie, and the rest of the cast will be there for the special viewing, along with John Legend and Common, who I’m banking on doing a spoken word speech for the Pres to show his gratitude. Deadline reports:

This, of course, is the same White House where meetings between Dr. King and then-President Lyndon B, Johnson occurred, as depicted in the film.

This seems like certain Academy shade on the part of Obama for snubbing director Ava DuVernay, although the film is up for Best Picture and Best Original Song for “Glory.” Previously, Obama also hosted screenings of Lincoln and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at the White House.

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