Glenn Close may not have won an Oscar on Sunday night for her nominated role in “Hillbilly Elegy,” but she did win points in viewers’ hearts with her hilarious trivia bit during the award show.
During a game segment called “Questlove’s Oscars Trivia,” Lil Rel Howery went around the room to ask audience members about certain songs that Questlove played from the stage.
After putting Andra Day and Daniel Kaluuya to the test, all eyes were on Close as she was asked a question about the 1988 song “Da Butt.”
“Wait a second, I know – that’s ‘Da Butt,'” she said, impressing the crowd. “It was a classic song by the great Washington, D.C. go-go band E.U. (Experience Unlimited)…”
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She went on to lay down some more knowledge about the track.
“Spike Lee had it written for his brilliant movie ‘School Daze,’ and my friends at the Oscars missed it and it wasn’t nominated so it couldn’t have won, which I think is —” she said, before audio cut out for cursing.
But the real highlight was when she answered Howery’s call to show off some moves.
“But do you know the dance though? Do you know how to do ‘Da Butt’?” he asked.
Close then proceeded to get out of her seat and, yes, shake her booty before letting out a big laugh and returning to her seat.
Viewers were quick to share their reaction on social media.
“I did not have Glenn close doing da butt on my Oscar bingo card but here we are,” author Roxane Gay tweeted.
“Give Glenn Close an Oscar for that pls,” director Matthew A. Cherry tweeted.
“Glenn Close gave a history lesson, cussed the Oscars out for not nominating Da Butt and then did it. Icon,” user @AshleyKSmalls said.
“Glenn Close dropping some Spike Lee knowledge for SCHOOL DAZE and then dancing!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!!” user @NextBestPicture said.
This year’s show marks Close’s eighth Oscars loss, which ties her with Peter O’Toole.
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