Barack Obama was a great president, But he’s no film critic and frankly, not very loyal where he should be.
Obama issued his own list of Best Movies of 2021 on Thursday. Huge omissions: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in “Respect” and Will Smith as Richard Williams in “King Richard.” Not very loyal either since Aretha sang at the 2009 Inauguration. And Hudson is from Chicago. And the Obamas LOVE Serena and Venus. Weird.
If Obama likes to think he has influence on the public, he left out two important Black movies and their stars– frankly the two Black actors who have the best hope of Oscar nods this year.
Obama also left off “Belfast,” one of the very best films of 2021. And he included “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which was technically in last year’s field.
Also: “The Last Duel”? “C’mon C’mon”? Cmon!
Strange list. Mr. Obama, stick to politics please.
Next up are my favorite movies of the year. Each of these films tells a powerful story, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. pic.twitter.com/peFGiaTvby
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 16, 2021