Glenn Close twerks as she steals the show at the Oscars

Naomi Gordon
·3-min read
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: Pool - Getty Images

Glenn Close sent fans and the audience at the Oscars wild as she twerked to 'Da Butt' during last night's ceremony in LA.

The legendary Hollywood star - who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Hillbilly Elegy - stood up and shook her behind when she was played 'Da Butt', a 1988 single from the soundtrack to Spike Lee's film School Daze by EU (Experience Unlimited).

The iconic moment happened when presenter Lil Rel Howery had begun a trivia-pub-quiz-style segment, during which Questlove, the house DJ, played a throwback song. Howery then picked an audience member to guess if the song won an Oscar, was nominated, or was snubbed. Close was asked to identify 'Da Butt', which she correctly named and knew had missed out on an Oscar nomination.

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"I know that song, it was a classic song by the great Washington DC Go Go band EU," Close announced. "Yeah, so shout-out to Sugar Bear. So I remember this. Spike Lee had it written for his brilliant movie the School Daze and my friends at the Oscars missed it and it wasn't nominated. Which I think is an f-ing tragedy."

When asked whether she knew the dance, Close got up, twerked away and stole the show.

One fan joked: "Glenn Close just won her first Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film."

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Close missed out on her eighth Oscar, making her the most nominated star to have not won an Academy Award.

Yuh-Jung Youn won Best Supporting Actress for Minari, and made history as the first Korean star to win an Oscar in the 93 years of the Academy Awards. She referenced Close in her entertaining Oscar speech, saying: "I don't believe in competition. How can I win over Glenn Close? I've been watching her for so many performances.

"So all the nominees, we are the winners for the five different movies. We play the different role, so we cannot compete against each other. I have a little bit of luck, maybe - I'm luckier than you!"

Close and Youn were nominated alongside Olivia Colman for The Father, Amanda Seyfried for Mank and Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

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