Oscars 2021: Glenn Close misses out on Oscar, but dances to 'Da Butt'

Tom Beasley
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Watch: Glenn Close dances to Da Butt at the Oscars

Glenn Close's hunt for an Oscar continued this year when she missed out on a statuette once again, but she might just have stolen the show with her dance to 1980s track Da Butt.

The 74-year-old acting legend — nominated this year for Hillbilly Elegy — showed off her dance moves during a live skit in which guests were asked to identify whether particular songs had won Oscars.

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Actor and comedian Lil Rel Howery, who hosted the segment, was surprised when Close identified the song, which was performed by go-go/funk band Experience Unlimited for the soundtrack of the Spike Lee movie School Daze in 1988.

When asked if she knew the dance which accompanied the song, Close obliged.

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The segment had been a strange interlude in an otherwise concise ceremony, but was immediately cemented in history by the septuagenarian dance break.

Close had earlier missed out on the Best Supporting Actress award, which was won by Minari star Yuh-Jung Youn.

Her performance as matriarch Mamaw in Hillbilly Elegy was also nominated for the Razzie for Best Supporting Actress, and the movie earned itself a critical pasting.

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With eight nominations and no wins, Close is now tied with Peter O'Toole as the most nominated performer not to ever leave Hollywood's biggest night with a trophy.

If Twitter is to be believed though, her Da Butt moment will leave an even more indelible mark on the history of the Oscars.

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Close was joined in the Supporting Actress category by Maria Bakalova of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Olivia Colman for The Father and Amanda Seyfried for Mank — as well as the winner Youn.

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The Oscars were handed out from multiple venues in Los Angeles, with nominees attending via video feeds from other locations elsewhere in the world.

Nomadland emerged as the Best Picture winner, with Chloe Zhao earning Best Director for the movie in a historic victory.

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