Nicole Kidman was all kinds of stiff and frozen at the Oscars last night and I’m not talking about her face. There’s a lot of clapping that happens during the Oscars, but sadly Nicole just couldn’t get the hang of it and it was weird.
Nicole’s technical clapping difficulties might have been caused by all the big diamonds she was wearing on her wrists and fingers. It could also be because the applause section of her brain was malfunctioning. I’ll let you decide. Here’s Nicole clapping as Charlize Theron walked out with Shirley MacLaine. Nicole was nominated last night for her performance in Lion. If she’s gunning for a role in a movie called Sea Lion, she appears to have got it locked.
— Mashable (@mashable) February 27, 2017
It’s a good thing Nicole didn’t clap any harder. The gust of wind coming off her flipper-like hands could have blown Shirley and Charlize off the stage and into the rafters of the Dolby Theater. Or worse – mess up Keith Urban’s hair.
Not only was Nicole’s clapping beyond busted, it also busted her brain. When everyone started applauding for Meryl Streep, the camera cut to Nicole (at the 0:06 mark), who kind of had an “Uh…what am I doing?” moment.
— Jamie Golden (@jamiebgolden) February 27, 2017
Someone obviously wasn’t paying enough attention during her classes at The Steve McQueen Institute of Awkward Clapping. Lesson one: never stop slapping your hands together until after the camera pans away from you.
Here’s more of Nicole and Keith Urban on the red carpet. Keith wore a tux, and Nicole wore what appears to be several pages from a mandala-themed adult coloring book that were filled in exclusively with beige crayons.