It didn’t help that the First Lady opened the envelope.
“In a rare occasion in Oscar history, the First Lady announced the winner for Best Picture for the anti-Iran Film Argo, which is produced by the Zionist company Warner Bros,” Fars News said, revealing what they really think about the powers that be in Washington and Hollywood. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images // FARS)
Lawrence took an embarrassing stumble as she took the steps to the Oscar stage, falling to her knees in her flowing Dior gown. But by the time she got to the microphone, the Dolby Theatre crowd applauded her with a sympathetic standing ovation.
When asked what happened when she fell, the star quipped: “What went through my mind when I fell down? A bad word that I can’t say that starts with ‘f’.” (Photos: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP; Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
“Argo” came under criticism from some Canadians, including former ambassador Ken Taylor, who said he felt slighted by the movie because it makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics. Taylor says it minimizes Canada’s role in the Americans’ rescue.
Former President Jimmy Carter appeared on television last week and said, “90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian,” but the film “gives almost full credit to the American CIA.” (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)