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Best Picture Oscar

First Lady

NOT First to Know

2/25/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It's a good bet Michelle Obama was not the first person to open the envelope for Best Picture ... and she may not have been the second, third or fourth. 

It is inconceivable an envelope from the outside world could end up in the White House, in the First Lady's hands, without a thorough, inside-and-out inspection. 

The upshot ... Michelle may be First Lady, but she wasn't first to know "Argo" took home the big prize.

We did some digging to find out exactly who handled the goods. The First Lady's press office said they'd call around to find out the answer and get back to us, but so far that hasn't happened.

As for the Secret Service ... an official said this to TMZ, "We're not gonna comment on that."  We're guessing they weren't rooting for "Lincoln."

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The Dude    

How many millions of dollars did this cost the taxpayers so she could present an Oscar?

569 days ago
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TNastyFunktown    

Regardless of party, I dislike the parallel between Hollywood & the White House. Those are two separate entities that need to stay far away from each other.

569 days ago
3.

Pavlov    

It's creepy when pop culture embraces politcal figures, and vice versa.

569 days ago
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Berserk    

All I notice is a suspicious line going down the middle of the photo. Who put it there and why?

569 days ago
5.

Eddie    

Fu c k the oscars who cares about these rich bastards

569 days ago
6.

Just_Me    

Nice surprise seeing her crash that boring awards show!

569 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

The sickening part of the Oscars... just when you think the arse kissing couldn't get any worse.

569 days ago
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Kaveman    

WHY CAN'T TMZ MAKE COMMENT VOTING POSSIBLE FOR CHROME USERS??? WHAT INCOMPETENT FOOL DO THEY USE FOR WEB PROGRAMMING?

569 days ago
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janet    

Thats all they do waste taxpayers dollars on themselves. I thought it was tacky.

569 days ago
10.

Sheryl    

She had no business being there. It didn't involve politics, her, her husband or anything to do with them. This was completely wrong. This was Jimmy Carter's era, why didn't the peanut farmer have something to do with the presentation?

569 days ago
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spencdee    

who cares,

569 days ago
12.

D    

And why is she at the Oscars??

569 days ago
13.

DJS    

That one lazy eye is creeping me out.

569 days ago
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Ctas    

At least she didn't fly to Los Angeles for this. Regardless of the society we live in today, this President and his wife are the least Presidential EVER! I don't care what political party or what color your skin, they claim to know how the middle class lives, NO WAY IN HELL!

569 days ago
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beachchick218    

OMG - they let the first horse out again. Oops, I mean first lady.

Get her and her husband back to the business of getting us jobs and protecting this country. I'm about as sick of these two as I am of the Kardsashians....arghh!

569 days ago
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