Glenn Close knows how to make award shows pay attention to her, even if she's not receiving an award.
At the 2021 Oscars, as Questlove and Lil Rel were playing a music guessing game with audience members, they approached Close's table playing the 1988 song "Da Butt" by Experience Unlimited.
Surprising everybody, Glenn Close correctly guessed the song and then did a little dance that had us all squealing with delight.
While the moment was scripted, many are considering it the best moment of the 2021 Oscars.
Can’t believe how that incredibly dry Oscars LURCHED into insanity in the last half hour 1. Glenn Close doing Da… https://t.co/9MiEEAYuuK— Kyle Buchanan (@Kyle Buchanan)1619407941.0
Did not have Glenn Close doing Da Butt and knowing as much as she did about the song on the 2021 Oscar bingo card https://t.co/yJr9b6UWIV— Jemele Hill (@Jemele Hill)1619405893.0
Can we give Glenn Close the Oscar now?— Jim Acosta (@Jim Acosta)1619405336.0
Glenn Close gave a history lesson, cussed the Oscars out for not nominating Da Butt and then did it. Icon😭— Ashley K. (@Ashley K.)1619405295.0
Glenn Close shaking her wagon at the Oscars is *THE* official summer 2021 mood. https://t.co/PSbr88x9tu— Sam Stryker (@Sam Stryker)1619405393.0
Close also shared some impressive knowledge about "Da Butt":
"So Spike Lee had it written for his brilliant movie School Daze. Sadly, my friends at the Oscars missed it and it was not nominated so it couldn't have won."
me watching glenn close aka my hero https://t.co/8qpRhgnN2T— Aubrey Plaza (@Aubrey Plaza)1619406024.0
Glenn Close stole the show at the #Oscars https://t.co/dYeKMfqUW0— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1619406358.0
The #Oscars jumping from Glenn Close twerking to the In Memoriam https://t.co/ltfuhJRDzK— Daniel (@Daniel)1619405770.0
Glenn Close is freaking LEGENDARY... that’s all. I’m done! #Oscars https://t.co/EBhmsGJ6WB— Joy-Ann 😷Reid (@Joy-Ann 😷Reid)1619405367.0
It didn't take long for the moment to be turned into a gif.
The image of Glenn Close then getting up in her blue sequined dress and shaking what her mama gave her will forever be burned into the minds of Oscar viewers.
The cynical answer is that Glenn Close had her lines scripted. The hopeful answer is that she is a huge cinephile.… https://t.co/seV1VvzBoh— Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️ (@Emily VanDerWerff 🙋♀️)1619405339.0
GLENN. CLOSE. IS. AN. ICON. https://t.co/05zUGid0c6— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed)1619405301.0
Glenn Close is a national treasure. She needs an Oscar already. https://t.co/gPXLD9Iu3R— Sunny Hostin (@Sunny Hostin)1619405570.0
One thing Glenn Close is gonna do is play along at an awards show, OK!? #Oscars https://t.co/7jO3ZHOecl— Chris Hanna (@Chris Hanna)1619405422.0
Glenn Close doing Da Butt while #Oscars winners Daniel Kaluuya and Chris Terrio cheer her on. https://t.co/kh1gyE0og7— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)1619405477.0
Whenever the Oscars starts giving an Academy Award for Most Iconic Oscars Moment, we think Glenn Close should definitely receive a nomination.