Politicians scramble to earn celebrity endorsements, but the situation is reversed this Oscar season, as Hollywood seeks the nod from the political elite. If they weren't blatantly saying "go see this film," they have helped elevate the profile of projects as more than just a typical movie.
Here's a rundown of which political star has given the stamp of approval to an Oscar contender.
White House photo: Daniel Day-Lewis views the Gettysburg Address in the private residence at the White House last November. President Obama had just hosted a screening of "Lincoln" at the Family Theater.