First Lady Michelle Obama, on a video screen via satellite, announces the best picture Oscar with Jack Nicholson, who was at the Dolby Theatre. (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images / February 24, 2013)
Oscars 2013: FLOTUS Michelle Obama announces best picture
By Greg Braxton
February 24, 2013, 10:07 p.m.
One of the most powerful women in the country stepped into the spotlight to announce Oscarâ€™s biggest prize â€” the award for best picture â€” even though she wasnâ€™t in the auditorium, or anywhere near Hollywood.
When Jack Nicholson walked on stage at eveningâ€™s end, before the best picture pronouncement, he quipped how the academy tradition is for the award to be announced by a solo presenter. But Nicholson stunned the crowd when he said, â€œItâ€™s my pleasure to introduce live from the White House, the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.â€