Michelle Obama Presented the Best Picture Oscar Because They Watch Movies at the White House All The Time

f0deobamaoscar Michelle Obama Presented the Best Picture Oscar Because They Watch Movies at the White House All The Time

If you watched
the Oscars last night and made it to the end, you caught
Michelle Obama presenting the Best Picture Oscar live from the
White House, complete with members of the military behind her. The
winner was
Argo, a movie about a CIA rescue during the Iran hostage
crisis. Apparently film mogul Harvey Weinstein, a big Obama donor,

arranged the appearance. Via
The Hollywood Reporter:
According to Academy president ;Hawk Koch, the plan
came from Weinstein and his daughter, ;Lily. Koch and Oscar
show producers ;Craig Zadan ;and ;Neil Meron ;loved
the idea. And when it was pitched to the first lady, Zadan
told ;The Hollywood Reporter ;that her response
was, “Yes, I think it’s a great idea. We watch movies all the time
at the White House. Let’s do it.”
Deadline.com’s Nikki Finke
called the presentation Hollywood’s “payoff for all the
campaign donations it gave the President’s re-election campaign”
and a “very obvious attempt to infuriate right-leaning
audiences.”
But getting Michelle Obama to announce the Best Picture winner
wasn’t enough for Harvey Weinstein, who
reportedly also turned to former Obama campaign advisor
Stephanie Cutter to help make the case for Best Picture for his
Silver Linings Playbook. Obviously it didn’t. And while
TMZ reports the obvious,
that the first lady wasn’t the first person to open the Best
Picture envelope, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin
wished Obama had to
announce another winner:
[I]t would have been grand if the lefty-maligned “Zero
Dark Thirty” (which showed the nasty interrogation techniques her
husband deplored) had won Best Picture. Unfortunately, that sort of
perfect karma happens only in the movies.
Though presumably for the Administration that made “we killed
bin Laden” a clarion call for re-election, the cognitive dissonance
wouldn’t be as disturbing.

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Michelle Obama Presented the Best Picture Oscar Because They Watch Movies at the White House All The Time

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