First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance via video at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony.

“I am so honored to help introduce this year’s nominees for best picture and to help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden our minds and transport us to places we have never imagined,” Mrs. Obama said.

“They reminded us that we can overcome any obstacle if we dig deep enough and fight hard enough and find the courage within ourselves,” the First Lady went on to say.

The dress was designed Indian-born, American fashion designer Naeem Khan.

The First Lady wore the gray and silver Art Deco-esque design to host the Governor’s Dinner in Washington earlier in the evening, and thus needed no costume change for the Oscars, Womens Wear Daily reports. This was the second year in a row that she had worn a dress designed by Khan to the dinner.