As an incredibly famous actress who goes to a lot of these functions where you have to acknowledge your peers, you would think Nicole Kidman would have tons of experience clapping. But have you ever thought that maybe, for some people, slapping one's hands together is a "skill" you use to pad your résumé, such as "proficient in Microsoft Word" or "fluent in Swahili?"
During the wild ride (opens in new tab) that was Sunday evening's Oscars, Kidman's curious and unique palm-only technique was observed by the internet, and can only become a massive, universally beloved meme from here.
Maybe she was told to be careful with the jewels? Or her nails? Whatever the case may be...
NICOLE KIDMAN CLAPPING FOREVER #Oscars pic.twitter.com/k2qCrePJGGFebruary 27, 2017
Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.
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