Glenn Close May Have Lost Her Eighth Oscar, But She Won With Her "Da Butt" Dance

"Glenn Close just did da butt on the Oscars is a brand new sentence."

After a painfully boring awards season that dragged on into the late spring, I simply hoped that Yuh-jung Youn would win a statue for Best Supporting Actress and maybe we would get some other interesting moment or two. But what could have been a snoozefest actually turned out to have a few genuinely delightful moments. Daniel Kaluuya thanked his parents for having sex: "We're breathing, we're walking, it's incredible. My mum, my dad, they had sex, it's amazing, you know what I mean? And I'm here! I'm so happy to be alive!" Plus, Yuh-jung Youn did actually win that Oscar for her performance in Minari and gave a hilarious speech that managed to drag Brad Pitt (“finally, nice to meet you, where were you when we were filming?”) while acknowledging her fellow nominees (I don’t believe in competition, how could I win over Glenn Close?”).

Speaking of Glenn Close, although may have just lost her eighth Oscar–she should have won back in 1989 for Dangerous Liaisons, but that’s neither here nor there–she did prove that she has an encyclopedic knowledge of the “da butt” dance. After a bit where actors played a game where they had to identify songs from movies, Close correctly guessed that '80s bop “Da Butt” was recorded for the School Daze original soundtrack by the band E.U. For those of you unfamiliar with “Da Butt,” there’s a signature dance that goes along with the song where one gyrates their butt to the beat. In an unexpected twist, Close herself bent over and did the butt dance.

Naturally, Twitter was abuzz almost immediately after the Oscar-nominated actor did her little jig:

People have rightfully noted that she should be honored for her dance moves:

Also, people just love Glenn Close in general, butt or no butt:

Zoe Guy

Zoe Guy is the digital fellow at Marie Claire, where she covers pop culture, hot celebrity gossip, movies and TV. She’s obsessed with Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of The Age of Innocence, anything written by Jesmyn Ward and stan Twitter.