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.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.