Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama hosted a private screening of the historical drama film “Selma” at the White House. It was attended by a string of celebrities.
Guests at the Friday night screening included media mogul Oprah Winfrey, hip-hop artist Common, director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther King Jr.), Carmen Ejogo (who portrays Coretta Scott King) and Tim Roth (who portrays George Wallace), reports eonline.com.
Winfrey served as a producer for the film, and also portrayed civil rights activist Annie Lee Cooper in the movie.
Meanwhile, Common teamed up with singer John Legend for the film’s song, “Glory”, which has already won a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award and is nominated for an Oscar.
The film, which has also been nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award, released Dec 25, 2014.