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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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46.

karen    

How much attention does she need? I could not
believe they did this. The money taxpayers put
out for her to infringe on the Oscars would house
many families.
I think this is beyond distasteful.

504 days ago
47.

Pigweed    

Someone got hit with the ugly stick!

504 days ago
48.

Jstev    

What on earth?? Ok- I thought having her give the award was stupid. However, comparing her to a monkey is not only racist, but even MORE stupid. And comparing the Obamas to the nazis for having a media presence is even MORE stupid. The White House strategy has been to try to appeal to the people, which makes sense when it has a congress that thinks compromise means 'do everything we want and nothing you want' even if what you want is what we wanted 10 minutes ago. People have called them a disgrace to the presidency. The attitude displayed here is a disgrace to the presidency, decency and intelligence. Oh, and by the way- Obama is an ineffectual and week president who is too eager to sacrifice principle for the illusion of bipartisanship and doesn't have a clear agenda. That said, Obama is no more a monkey or a Nazi than Bush.

504 days ago
49.

dorothy    

That's ok, the American people have been the last to know for the last 4 years now.

504 days ago
50.

UnSub    

They should have moved to California instead of D.C.

504 days ago
51.

Biebsburbs    

Oh God, a big sign the Obamas are moving here to LA in 2017, stay away from Brentwood, Beverly Hills and bel aire you wannabes!!!!!!!!

504 days ago
52.

SoBluOctober    

Wow. I'm so saddened to read these comments. This is the wife of the man that leads our country. I had to have George W as a leader. George W an his 6 week vacation while the country was in a spiral. We are supposed to stand united even with our differences. You think this was a waste of our tax dollars and apparently many of you are threatened by the color of the obamas skin color. When was the last time any of you had a six week vacation....one on the taxpayer dime at that? The oscars are an American tradition....so what she participated. These negative comments seem to echo just out and out frightened racism.....don't be skuured. The enlightened and compassionate won't skewer you although it seems deserved

504 days ago
53.

ohmeowzer    

she is a attention grabbing ho. she has no business being there. she is the first lady for cripes sakes, and we bought the dress on her back. i voted for Obama and i am disgusted with them . i am sorry America.

504 days ago
54.

myopinion    

What's your point TMZ? SMH

504 days ago
55.

J9    

Do I have to be subjected to these A holes every day of my life. WTF was she doing at the Ocars. Umbeliveable. Enough already.

504 days ago
56.

martyjones100    

Yeah..we all thought, "Bush is the worst president ever!" Then, we got Barack.

504 days ago
57.

MAX    

photo shop much nice black outline around moochell

504 days ago
58.

Biebsburbs    

What's with the chaperones behind her, they look like they were marching a band orchestrating a red carpet thingy for her, also double as caterers after her announcements?? She does know a thing about acting doesn't she

504 days ago
59.

NOT ELMO    

Michelle Obama was not the first person to open the envelope for Best Picture

504 days ago
60.

Kookla    

I really didn't understand why Michelle Obama was part of the oscars. So unnecessary

504 days ago
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