Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony was a star-studded event featuring appearances by Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman and ... Sen. Carl Levin?
It’s not often that a Senator pops up on screen at the swanky Oscars, but the Michigan Democrat made a quick appearance in a scene from the Best Documentary winner, “Inside Job.”
The clip showed Levin grilling Goldman Sachs Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Viniar at a hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations last year. The C-SPAN 3 logo was also shown in the corner of the screen.
While the clip was brief, it wasn’t lost on Washingtonians.
“And @cspan makes an #Oscar cameo!” tweeted Jeremy Art, C-SPAN’s digital and social media specialist. Art even attached a photo of the clip.
It’s unknown how Levin feels about his 15 minutes of Oscar fame; calls to his office were not immediately returned.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.