Nicole Kidman Has Finally Explained Her Weird Clapping At The Oscars

Solving one of the great mysteries of our time...

Forget that super awkward Best Picture blunder, Nicole Kidman’s weird seal clap was the true showstopper of the Oscars.

Remember it? It spurned countless gifs and memes…

The obvious question of course is, er, why the hell is she doing that? Like, does she always clap like that? Has she got some sort of hand abnormality that none of us are aware of?

Concerned fans can rest easy, because as it turns out Nicole was just wearing really expensive jewellery. A-ha!

“I was like, ‘I wanna clap, I don’t wanna not be clapping’ — that’d be worse, right?,” Nicole told Australian radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O. “Like, ‘Why isn’t Nicole clapping?’ So therefore I’m clapping, but it was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not mine — but it was absolutely gorgeous — and I was terrified of damaging it.”

Cheers, Nicole. Glad that one’s been cleared up.

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