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MOWe were so freaked out by the sight of First Lady Michelle Obama at the Oscars we didn’t put two and two together until it had happened.

But then again, the fact that Ben Affleck’s “Argo” won Best Picture wasn’t exactly a surprise since it was the odds on favorite should have been a clue, too.

Before we realized what was up, First lady Michelle Obama had announced the best picture category in a surprise appearance live from the White House at Sunday’s Academy Awards, crowning political drama “Argo” as the best picture

After an introduction by Jack Nicholson, Michelle Obama spoke by satellite from inside the White House, where she thanked the Hollywood community for their “vitally important work.” After Nicholson announced the nominees, FLOTUS named “Argo” the winner of the Best Picture category.

“Welcome to the White House, everyone,” a stunningly gorgeous Mrs. Obama said, wearing a silver Naeem Khan gown. These movies “took us back in time and all around the world. They made us laugh. They made us weep and made us grip our armrests just a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our minds in the most surprising ways. And they reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage to believe in ourselves.”

Meanwhile, as predicted, Denzel Washington and 9-yr old Quvenzhane Wallis went home empty handed. Here’s a few of the winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE

“Argo”

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

“Life of Pi” Ang Lee

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Amour” Austria

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

“Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

“Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J.

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