michelle obama (oscars1)*We saw it coming and still miss it. :)

We 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 the full list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE

“Amour”
“Argo”
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Django Unchained”
“Les Misérables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Ang Lee
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
Denzel Washington in “Flight”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alan Arkin in “Argo”
Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams in “The Master”
Sally Field in “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”
“ParaNorman”
“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Amour” Austria
“Kon-Tiki” Norway
“No” Chile
“A Royal Affair” Denmark
“War Witch” Canada

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“5 Broken Cameras”
“The Gatekeepers”
“How to Survive a Plague”
“The Invisible War”
“Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
“Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
“Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
“Flight” Written by John Gatins
“Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
“Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
“Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
“Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
“Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
“Skyfall” Roger Deakins

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

“Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
“Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
“Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
“Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
“Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

“Argo” William Goldenberg
“Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
“Lincoln” Michael Kahn
“Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“Hitchcock” Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
“Les Misérables” Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Anna Karenina”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“Les Misérables”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
“Skyfall” Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted”
“PI’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
“Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

“Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
“Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
“Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
“Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
“Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J.