The Five Best Moments from The 2013 Oscars

Categories: Film and TV


1. Ben Affleck's film Argo wins Best Picture.
Perhaps the biggest snub of all at this year's Oscars was the omission of Affleck in the Best Directing category. In fact, the majority of snubs appeared in the aforementioned category, with Kathryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino both left off the list as well. Affleck has seen his career on a rollercoaster, with more dips than rises. His speech reflected this fact, as well as indirectly addressing his directing snub with class. The speech will likely be remembered for years to come, particularly his closing words: "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life . . . all that matters is that you've got to get up."


Honorable mention: First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance via satellite to help Jack Nicholson present the award for Best Picture.
It was a first for the First Lady to present an Oscar, although not entirely surprising given the Hollywood hue that has tinted President Obama's administration. There's no denying that Hollywood loves the power couple, and they return the sentiment. Mrs. Obama announcing the award probably made the win even more magical for Affleck, if that's even possible.


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