26 February 2013 11:46 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With minimal exceptions, the Academy Awards ceremony has become a predictable affair. As if months of coverage and predictions in the months leading up to the show didn.t water down the spontaneity enough, the ceremony itself has forgotten how to celebrate the movies the awards came into existence for. But what.s a more interesting way to introduce an award for a heavily-favored movie about a successful CIA operation than having one of Washington D.C..s most recognizable faces announce the winner? Getting Michelle Obama involved with the reveal of the Best Picture award on Sunday night was nearly as complicated as Tony Mendez.s plot in Argo, as the Los Angeles Times reports. The appearance took the collaborative efforts of MPAA President Hawk Koch, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and cinema mastermind Harvey Weinstein, who discussed secrecy and tactics with members of the First Lady »

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