Glenn Close might not have won an Oscar, but her rendition of Da Butt won hearts everywhere.
The beloved starlet had an opportunity to show off her impressive moves during the 93rd Academy Awards, and the show-stopping moment might rank somewhere among Glenn's most iconic roles. At one point during the event, Lil Rel Howery quizzed the audience about Oscar-nominated songs. That was the actress's time to shine.
The Experience Unlimited song—made famous in Spike Lee's School Daze—came on, and Glenn wasted no time.
Ladies and gents: Glenn Close does Da Butt
Glenn Close is a national treasure.#DaButt#Oscarshttps://t.co/ScDUrk0xaG pic.twitter.com/pgv8XQ1lrbApril 26, 2021
Everyone loved Glenn Close doing Da Butt, of course
Thank you, Ms. Glenn Close ... for making this a memorable #Oscars. #DaButtApril 26, 2021
Glenn Close lost the Oscar but just won the entire night. #dabutt #AcademyAwardsApril 26, 2021
#Oscars can you finally give Glenn Close her well deserved Award!! She just did #DaButt on the telecast!! She has had 8 nominations so far and she is getting into Susan Lucci territory, and she eventually won her Emmy!! #GlennClose https://t.co/GTZDE5VgbKApril 26, 2021
Glenn Close - best moment of the night! #dabutt #oscarsApril 26, 2021
Glenn Close giving us inspo for returning to the clubs in 2022#Oscars #DaButt @TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/phPQx6H0aRApril 26, 2021
Although the night was filled with historical moments—Nomanland director Chloé Zhao had two ground-breaking wins, as did the makeup team for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom—everyone seemed to gravitate towards these few seconds of silliness. After such a tough year, we all could use a little goofiness, and Glenn delivered. We are forever appreciative of the gesture. Yes, it was scripted, but we still love it nonetheless.
This year, Glenn was up for best supporting actress for Hillbilly Elegy, and many suspected it would be her turn to finally receive the recognition. However, the Oscar went to Youn Yuh-Jung of Minari, who touted the renowned actress.
"I don't believe in competition," Youn said. "How could I win over Glenn Close? I've been watching so many of her performances."
Glenn has been nominated eight times but has yet to nab an award. She joins the ranks alongside the late Peter O’Toole for the most acting Oscar nominations without a win. To us, she is still as talented and lovely as one could imagine, Academy Award or not.
If you're anxious to see the winning (and losing) films for yourself, we've rounded up where you can stream all of the Oscar-nominated movies. (Psst: Hillbilly Elegy is on Netflix.)
We're rooting for you now and always, Glenn!
Danielle is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. When she's not working, you can find her experimenting with new recipes or sitting on the couch with a good book and a cup of coffee.
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