Entertainment Glenn Close Explains That Her ‘Da Butt’ Dance at the 2021 Oscars Was ‘Completely Spontaneous’
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's now- at the 93rd Academy Awards was not a premeditated moment.
The eight-time Oscar nominee, 74, went viral at Sunday's star-studded show during a segment with DJ Questlove and comedian Lil Rel Hower when she got out of her seat and demonstrated how to perform the dance to the 1998 funk hit "Da Butt," much to the delight of the crowd.
The next day, Close elaborated on her impromptu dance in anfeaturing a snapshot of her and tablemates Chris Terrio, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Daniel Kaluuya, whose role in Judas and the Black Messiah earned him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Spike Lee praises Glenn Close for her Oscars 'Da Butt' performance, a song famously featured in his movie 'School Daze'
"You were getting down," Lee told Close in an Instagram post where he thanked her for the shout-out at the 93rd Academy Awards."I got to give a shout out to my sister Glenn Close," the Oscar-winning director said in his Instagram post. "[She] gave me love on 'School Daze' and she was doing Da Butt too. Glenn Close was doing Da Butt! I saw it on a video, you were getting down.
"I knew that Lil Rel was going to quiz me about Da Butt and all three guys helped me run through what I was to say," Close wrote in her caption. "Darrell insisted that I mention the Backyard Band, on top of E.U., Suga Bear and the whole DMV. I had googled 'Da Butt' and watched Spike's music video so when Lil Rel asked if I could do the dance...you can actually see me think of the video."
"That part was completely spontaneous," Close said. "Daniel, Darrell and Chris egged me on!!! It was ALL their fault. CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL on your BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Oscar. You are completely brilliant. I now consider both Daniel and Darrell to be friends-for-life!"
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Glenn Close received her eighth Oscar nomination this year for her performance in Hillbilly ElegyThe actress, 74, recently spoke with the Associated Press and discussed the much-publicized statistic that she has received eight Academy Award nominations but no wins. After Minari's Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress this year, Close tied with the late actor Peter O'Toole, who also had eight Oscar nominations and zero wins throughout his career.
In the comments section of her post, Close received more praise for her dance moves from stars like, who wrote, "Glenn you won the NIGHT that throw down of music history topped off with that Dance move!! Dying!!"
"You were wonderful!" Lynn Whitfield said.
, who featured "Da Butt" in his 1988 movie School Daze, also praised Close on Instagram. "Shoutout To My Sista For Showing Love To SCHOOL DAZE, Shouting Out D.C.'s Own E.U. And Myself And Doing DA BUTT At The Oscars Last Night. P.S. 'Tonya Got A Big Ol' Butt Oh Yeah!' " Lee alongside a video of Close's performance.
Glenn Close, everyone!— The Academy (@TheAcademy)
What a weird Oscars: Review
Good weird, bad weird, artsy weird, revolutionary weird, Glenn Close doing "Da Butt" weird. Weird!The winners were exciting: the young and the oldest, diverse and international. Best Supporting Actor Daniel Kaluuya honored the real people behind Judas and the Black Messiah and also talked about his mom and dad having sex. Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson broke one glass ceiling in their Best Makeup and Hairstyling victory and turned their speech into an exhortation to break every other glass ceiling. Chloé Zhao ended the show's first hour by becoming the second woman to ever win the Best Director Oscar.
At the ceremony, Close wasfor her role in Hillbilly Elegy. She lost the award to star .
Previously on the red carpet, Closeif she were to win her first-ever Oscar on Sunday night.
When asked by E!'swhether she has thought about where she'd put the award, Close replied, "I actually haven't, but I have this fantasy — and I think I [would] actually do it — that I might take it to the local library for people to look at; I might take it to the coffee shop I go to a lot ... so that people can actually see what it's like. [To] kind of bring . That's what I will do."
Glenn Close Reveals Her 'Fantasy' Plan for Oscars Statue Should She Win After 8 Nominations .
"It might be cool to never get one," Glenn Close, who is nominated for her role in Hillbilly Elegy at the 2021 Oscars, previously said of winning the golden statueOn the 2021 Oscars red carpet Sunday, the star was asked by E!'s Giuliana Rancic whether she has thought about where she'd put her award if she takes home the Actress in a Supporting Role honor for Hillbilly Elegy, which marks her eighth Oscar nomination. It would also be her first win.