For the first time in the Oscar history, the US first lady Michelle Obama made an appearance on the telecast to give the Academy Award for the Best Picture. She was seen announcing the Iran hostage drama 'Argo' as the Best Picture winner.
However, she did the act by appearing live on the telecast from the White House in Washington while the Oscars ceremony was held in Hollywood. Michelle Obama also praised the work of the movie industry for their engagement in the arts, imaginations and dreams to make people laugh, weep and surprise.
Argo is a fictionalized thriller film directed and co-produced by Ben Affleck that is adapted from the works of Tony Mendez, and Joshuah Berman that accomplished both the critical and commercial success. The film stars Affleck as Mendez with Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman.
Argo received seven nominations for the Academy Awards and won three, i.e. for the Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture. The plot of the movie is related to storming of the United States embassy in Tehran by militants in retaliation for CIA involvements in Iran.