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Barack Obama will hold a screening of 'Selma', a historical drama on Martin Luther King Jr, at The White House today. Director Ava DuVernay and her cast are invited to the screening, and they are expected to attend their proud moment.
"Selma" is the latest movie to be shown in The White House after last year's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and 2012's "Lincoln" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" were screened before. The Obamas have also screened "Slumdog Millionaire," "Julie & Julia" and "He's Just Not That Into You."
The film, which stars David Oyelowo as King, earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Original Song, but failed to get nominations for director DuVernay. Even David Oyelowo did not nominate to Best Actor category at Oscars 2015, the announcement of which were made yesterday early morning at 5:30 am.
The biopic tells the back story of King's 1965 civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery. The film will also be watched by Common, who collaborated with John Legend on the song 'Glory', which earned a best original song) Oscar.John legend won the Best Original Score award at the Golden Globes a few days back.
Although Selma got only 2 Oscar nominations, the movie has moved many people and President Obama will show a special screening which he will host today at The White House.