Michelle Obama surprised Oscar viewers last night when she appeared through video to present the award for Best Picture. The First Lady was introduced by Jack Nicholson and spoke about celebrating movies that invoke emotion and teach important lessons.
“These nine movies took us back in time and all around the world,” she said. “They made us laugh, made us weep, and they made us grip our armrests just a little tighter. They taught us that love can endure against all odds and transform our lives 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.”
Obama took a few minutes away from the White House governors dinner to present the nominated movies from the White House’s Diplomatic Room.
“The Academy Awards approached the First Lady about being a part of the ceremony,” said Communications Director Kristina Schake. ”As a movie lover, she was honored to present the award and celebrate the artists who inspire us all – especially our young people – with their passion, skill and imagination.”
Check out the First Lady’s Oscars appearance below!