President Obama Hosted a Private Screening With the Cast of Selma

TIME

The White House hosted stars from Selma on Friday night for a private viewing of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic.

Oprah and hip-hop artist Common joined the president and Michelle Obama just a day before the First Lady’s 51st birthday, among other cast and crew, People reports.

Common was pretty excited about it.

The event came just a day after the critically praised Selma received only two Oscar nominations, sparking a backlash and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. David Oyelowo was expected to win an acting nod for his lauded portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr., and pundits had predicted that…

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