Mrs. Keith Urban, aka Nicole Kidman, was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "Lion" but all the Internet cared about that night was how she was clapping. Instead of using her entire hands, she was only using her palms, which, according to Twitter, made her look like a seal. Now, Kidman herself explains that she didn't want to damage her expensive rings.
"I was like, ‘Gosh, I want to clap, I don’t want to not be clapping,’ which would be worse, right? ‘Why isn’t Nicole clapping?’" she explains. “So therefore, I’m clapping but it was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own so it was absolutely gorgeous and I was terrified of damaging it."
For what it's worth, Kidman isn't sure why her clapping went viral. As she puts it, “is there not more important things to be focused on than the seal clap?”