Political movies took home two of the biggest awards of the night at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony but it was first lady Michelle Obama who stole the show.

Obama appeared at the end of the star-studded event, announcing via satellite from the Diplomatic Room of the White House that “Argo” won Best Picture.

That film was favored for the award as was actor Daniel Day-Lewis’s Best Actor win for his portrayal of the nation’s 16th president in “Lincoln.”

The Oscar telecast remained largely politics-free, however, despite the fact so many nominees made stops in Washington as part of the Oscar campaigns. Director Steven Spielberg made an especially big Washington pitch for “Lincoln,” with showings at the White House and the Senate. Former President Bill Clinton introduced the film at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

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