The Huffington Post Christopher Rosen First Posted: 08/06/12 10:08 PM ET Updated: 08/07/12 11:43 AM ET
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.”
In “The Dark Knight Rises,” Hathaway’s Selina Kyle is a representation of Gotham City’s 99 percent. “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne,” she says to Batman during swanky Gotham City charity ball. “You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.”
Hathaway’s work in the film has received a good amount of praise, 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 could earn a nomination.
“If there is going to be one, it will most likely be her,” Stone wrote on her blog while dismissing other contenders like Michael Caine. “True, everyone thinks ['Les Miserables'] will be her big Oscar grab and it probably will be but — that doesn’t take away the fact that she’s still the film’s best shot at an acting nod.”
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.
For more on the fundraiser, click here.