Entertainment Spike Lee Praises Glenn Close's 'Da Butt' Dance at the Oscars: 'Shoutout to My Sista'
Glenn Close Explains That Her ‘Da Butt’ Dance at the 2021 Oscars Was ‘Completely Spontaneous’
Glenn Close said that while she knew she would be asked about "Da Butt" at the show, her decision to get up and dance was an on-the-spot decisionThe 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.
is showing some love after seeing her "Da Butt" dance in one of the most memorable moments from the 93rd Academy Awards.
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.who featured "Da Butt" in his 1988 movie School Daze, praised Close on Instagram the next day.
"I've got to give a shout-out to my sister Glenn Close, who I heard gave me love [for] School Daze," Lee said in a video he shared on Instagram. "Glenn Close was doing 'Da Butt' ― I saw it on video. You were getting down!"
Oscar moments: History, glamour ... and what a weird ending
Wait. What? If that’s what you yelled at the TV during the final moments of Sunday's Oscars, you weren’t alone. In what may have been the most abrupt ending since that closing shot of “The Sopranos,” TV audiences expecting an emotional finale crowning the late Chadwick Boseman as best actor were left to ponder a huge upset, an absent winner, and a quick “see ya” from the Oscars. It was one more unusual moment in the most unusual of all Oscar telecasts, one that defied convention in so many ways. Some of it was good: In a pandemic year when award shows faced unprecedented challenges, the Oscars brought back red-carpet glamour.
In the clip, the director is holding his framed poster from the 1988 film as he thanks Close for the great tribute.
Following Sunday's show, Close even shared that she had googled "Da Butt" and watched the music video before the show. However, doing the dance in front of everyone was far from expected, getting support from her 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.
"That part was completely spontaneous," Close said in. "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!"
At the ceremony Close, who is an eight-time Oscar nominee, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Hillbilly Elegy.
Glenn Close claps back at press coverage highlighting her 8 Oscar losses: 'F--- them' .
"Who in that category is a loser? You're there, you're five people honored for the work that you've done by your peers," Glenn Close told AP.In an interview with The Associated Press, the legendary actress was told about a headline that the Los Angeles Times ran after the Oscars, highlighting her nominations record and losses - "After 8 Oscar losses, Glenn Close is now tied as the most nominated actor without a win" - and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson's negative reaction to it, defending Close.