So what if Ben Affleck did not receive a “Best Director” nomination for “Argo.” The First Lady of the United States announced his other win and that’s even sweeter for the director. First Lady Michelle Obama, in a Naeem Khan gown, made a surprise satellite appearance at the Oscars to announce the award for Best Picture, according to a Feb. 24 E! News report.
The First Lady had been attending the National Governors Association Dinner at the White House and left the event to celebrate the lessons learned from this year’s best picture nominees before the award for Best Picture, in this case, “Argo.” She was introduced by Jack Nicholson for her “satellite” appearance.
She began by highlighting what the movies taught the world about love, life and achieving one’s dreams, according to E! News. “Thank you Jack, and welcome to the White House everyone. I'm so honored to introduce the nominees for Best Picture,” the First Lady said. “And to help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden our minds and transport us to places we have never imagined.”
In what was one of the highlights at the show, Ben Affleck choked up over the best picture win for his passionate project, “Argo.” The Business Insider reports that “instead of using his podium time to hold a grudge against the academy, Affleck gave a heartfelt speech in which he thanked his wife, children and reminisced about his first Oscar win for "Good Will Hunting" when he was ‘just a kid.’”
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