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Oscars 2013: First Lady Michelle Obama presents Best Picture win to 'Argo'

Because, America?

By Kate Erbland Feb 24, 2013 11:04PM

With Ben Affleck's "Argo" the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the award ceremony's producers apparently felt the need to pull out a big surprise - and what could possibly be more surprising than Jack Nicholson cutting to a live video feed of First Lady Michelle Obama to present the nominees and, ultimately, the winner of the award?

No, really, what could possibly have been more surprising than that?

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Continued shocks aside, the award show closed out with a teary, emotional acceptance speech from "Argo" director/producer/star Ben Affleck, who took over after fellow producer Grant Heslov gave his thanks and led into Affleck in charming style. While it may have been the least surprising win of the night, "Argo" picking up Best Picture in such fine style was one heck of a way to go out.

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Here's an original. Congrats Ben. Excellent job. You've been beat on most of your career and you never quit. Good for you!!!
Feb 25, 2013 1:38AM
Why did you have to bring politics to the Oscars? HATED, HATED, that you felt it necessary to parade Michelle out-- unless you were making a comment about her acting ability? Still not appropriate!
Feb 24, 2013 11:30PM
Feb 24, 2013 11:40PM
Thank you Academy for ruining a delightful Oscar night with the first lady in play. I know you helped elect the Obama's but this is rediculous!
Feb 25, 2013 9:24AM

Sooooooooooo Happy Argo and Ben won!  Unfortunately the announcing of the winner was by wrong for her to be part of the Oscars...and what a waste of Jack Nichalson...would have been perfect if it was just him announcing the winner, he is such a legend and the evening was full of legends...very Hollywood...Which is exactly what the stupid democrats want to be...first Clinton now these idiots, the country wouldn't be in such a mess if we could have people do their job in the White house and stop trying to be Hollywood.  Way to ruin the Oscars too.

Feb 25, 2013 8:21AM

What was the point of her announcing this? Can't we watch anything without being reminded of Washington DC? Too bad the people who are there don't do anything there because they care about children because they are too busy sending drones over their heads.

Feb 25, 2013 2:13AM

I am so tired of this Pres and his wife being on television so so much. But to announce Best Picture at the Academy Awards? Good Old Price Waterhouse setting that up. Bet it's because they want funding in return because they are in big debt--taxes. Betcha Obama will help bail them out now.  The Obama's seem to be in the spotlight way too often, and seem to love the celebs.  Do your job Obama---


Feb 25, 2013 7:55AM
Thrilled with the decision on Argo! Brilliant film, truly brilliant!
Feb 24, 2013 11:51PM

would u say the same if it had been Ann Romney???  ****ing communists


Feb 25, 2013 8:23AM

What was the point of her announcing this? Can't we watch anything without being reminded of Washington DC? Too bad the people who are there don't do anything there because they care about children because they are too busy sending drones over their heads.

Feb 25, 2013 9:35AM

Argo rocks...


...just goes to show you what type of celebrity hounds the Obamas'd think that POTUS would be busy trying to fix his sequestration problem, but no, they're spending our tax dollars on holding an event with those military kids...are they Hagel's Heroes or something else?

Feb 25, 2013 9:08AM

The first lady of the U.S.,don't belong on the Oscar, she has no class


Feb 25, 2013 4:33AM
Great job Michelle Obama. Keep the Republicans mad!!
Feb 25, 2013 1:03AM
To Popsplus5:  To underscore your ignorance, you can't spell "ridiculous".
Feb 25, 2013 11:53AM
look at the pained expression on the faces of those standing behind the imperial first lady, a better example of "forced allegiance" I cannot think of!
Feb 25, 2013 11:24AM

Unfortunately, the only thing the Obama's are good at is entertaining......... oh,yeah...

and spending other people's money!

Feb 26, 2013 8:33AM
Why, yes why do we have a First Lady that believes it necessary to appear on the Oscars??? Both of the Obama's must have something more important to do than worry about the Oscars. Maybe like being truthful and working on the affairs of state. We, currently, have more problems that can be solved without the Oscars playing a role in the lives of our leaders and their wives. 
Feb 25, 2013 11:21AM


: read ur history only thing tthat wasn't real(admiringly so)) was the airport chase....again..get on the net ....

Feb 25, 2013 6:33PM

Lowest point of the evening. Is there any show the Obamas won't appear on for free publicity? Gee, wonder if Hollywood will be blasted by this administration for violence in movies-probably not-too much money came from Hollywood for Obama campaign.

Feb 25, 2013 11:38AM

I totally disagree with Michelle Obama presenting the Best Picture Award. I wonder how much taxpayer money was used for her to be a presenter in the Oscars? Her dress, camera crew and their expenses, the military troops in the background and their expenses. She spends the most money than any other first lady while the president and family take more vacations than any other president in office.


Just our tax money hard at work. Guess being a politican's wife counts as an actress since she acts like she cares.

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