Count Barack Obama on Team Anne Hathaway. During a fundraising event at Harvey Weinstein's Connecticut home on Monday night, Obama revealed that Hathaway's portrayal of Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) in "The Dark Knight Rises" was his favorite part of the film.
“She’s spectacular,” Obama said about Hathaway, who was in attendance along with Weinstein and actress Joanne Woodward. “I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That's just my personal opinion."
Hathaway has been praised for her work in "The Dark Knight Rises," with some allowing that she might be the best chance Christopher Nolan's Batman finale has at an Oscar nomination in January.
Responding to an article published here at HuffPost Entertainment regarding the Oscar bona fides of the "Dark Knight Rises" supporting players, Oscar blogger Sasha Stone conceded that Hathaway had a shot -- albeit a slim one.
"There has only been one performer singled out," she wrote. "She's young, she's hot and [Oscar voters] like her."
Having someone like Barack Obama in her corner probably doesn't hurt Hathaway either. If only he had an Oscar ballot.
The event in Connecticut was expected to bring in as much as $2 million for the Obama reelection campaign. Per Obama's donation site, the dinner cost $35,800 per person to attend.
I wonder if he'll buy a Catwoman costume for Michelle.