Nicole Kidman reveals WTF was going on with her clapping style at the Oscars

Finally, the truth.

By Jessica Chandra
Nicole Kidman Oscars clapping

There were a couple of big things that happened at the Oscars this year. The main one, obviously, was the monumental fuck up right at the end, when La La Land was accidentally announced as the Best Picture winner instead of Moonlight.

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The other big talking point was Nicole Kidman’s hands – or, more specifically, her weird ass way of clapping.

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Tbf, this is not a very flattering angle of her hands.

People speculated as to why Nicole Kidman didn’t know how to clap, with some saying she probably didn’t want to ruin the expensive rings on her fingers.

Well, Nicole has set the record straight. She called into the Kyle and Jackie O Show this morning to explain why her clapping style was so strange at Hollywood’s night of nights.

“Can you clarify – seal hands at the Oscars,” Kyle Sandilands said. “I told everyone I believe you were clapping like that because you had the rings on, and you didn’t want to damage the rings. Is that right?”

“Right,” Nicole replied. “You are so right, Kyle. That is exactly why – thank you.”

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After a bit more back and forth about how you need to clap like that when you’re wearing millions of dollars’ worth of jewellery, Nicole said, “I’m so glad you clarified that, because it was really awkward! I was like, ‘Gosh, I wanna clap, I don’t want to not be clapping,’ which would be worse, right? ‘Why isn’t Nicole clapping?’ So therefore I’m clapping, but it was really difficult ’cos I had a huge ring on that was not my own, and it was absolutely gorgeous, and I was terrified of damaging it.”

So there you have it. And here’s proof Nicole can clap normally when she’s not wearing big-ass diamond rings.

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