People Are Loving Glenn Close Doing "Da Butt" Dance at the Oscars

Glenn Close might not have won Best Supporting Actress at the 93rd Oscars, but she did win audiences over with her knowledge of movie soundtracks.


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S., Glenn Close attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)


Glenn Close might not have won Best Supporting Actress at the 93rd Oscars for her role as Bonnie “Mamaw” Vance in Hillbilly Elegy but she did win audiences over with her seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of movie soundtrack history.

Close showed off said knowledge when Questlove played Experience Unlimited’s 1988 track “Da Butt” from the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s film School Daze during an Oscars trivia segment hosted by Lil Rel Howery. Not only did the 74-year-old know about the song and its history, but she also showed off the track’s dance.

“Wait a second, that’s ‘Da Butt,’” Close said. “It was a classic song by the great Washington DC go-go band E.U., so yeah… shout outs to Sugar Bear and the whole Backyard Band and the whole DMV.”

Check out the sure to be iconic moment below. 

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The whole exchange took viewers by surprise, with many taking to social media to share their reactions.

Check some of them out below.

Oh my god, Glenn Close answering questions about Da Butt is literally my *dream swerve* for this event.

— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) April 26, 2021



i love that glenn close knows the entire wikipedia history of da butt #Oscars

— Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) April 26, 2021


Glenn Close saying "Da Butt" and knowing about Go-go was everything I needed.

— Krystina Arielle (@KrystinaArielle) April 26, 2021


Glenn Close's knowledge of and passion for Da Butt just saved whatever this segment was.

— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) April 26, 2021


Was this all worth it just to hear Glenn Close say "Wait just a second, that's Da Butt!"


— Alex Zalben (@azalben) April 26, 2021


glenn close running down “da butt” is the best speech of the night, “shout out the whole dmv” icon

— Puja Patel (@senari) April 26, 2021


Glenn Close just did “Da Butt,” and she did it well. 👑

— Min Jin Lee (@minjinlee11) April 26, 2021


Twitter: "This segment sucks just hand out the Oscars."

[Glenn Close does "da butt."]


— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 26, 2021


Glenn Close doing da Butt has instantly made this the greatest #Oscars ceremony of all time. Please never go back to the Dolby. I love this casual DTLA Union Station vibe.

— Rebecca Sun 孫洪美 (@therebeccasun) April 26, 2021


Reasons why Glenn Close deserves an Oscar:

-Knew the song Da Butt

-Knew it was From Spike Lee’s School Daze

-Called it a fucking tragedy for it not being nominated

-The shook her

— Nathan Hartke (@NathanHartke) April 26, 2021



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