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Actress Glenn Close insists her twerking to "Da Butt" during the 2021 Academy Awards on Sunday was not scripted.

The 73-year-old A-lister lost her eighth Oscar Award bid on Sunday night.

The actress, who was nominated this year for Hillbilly Elegy, was asked a trivia question by Lil Rel about previous movie songs.

Lil Rel asked guests if "Da Butt" was actually nominated for an Oscar or not.

Glenn correctly said the song was by EU and that it was written for the Spike Lee movie School Daze.

She stood up and twerked to the track, sending fans into a frenzy online.

Questions arose as to whether or not the scene was scripted.

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In a post on social media, Glenn confirmed that she knew about the question in advance. She said she received a little help from her friends: screenwriter Chris Terrio, Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya and his pal Darrell Britt-Gibson.

"I knew that Lil Rel was going to quiz me about 'Da Butt' and all three guys helped me run through what I was to say," she explained. "Darrell insisted that I mention the Backyard Band, on top of E.U., Suga Bear and the whole DMV.

"I googled 'Da Butt' and watched Spike's music video so when Lil Rel asked if I could do the dance... you can actually see me think of the video," she said, while adding that her twerking was spontaneous.

"That part was completely spontaneous. Daniel, Darrell and Chris egged me on!!! It was ALL their fault.”

She concluded her post, "CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL on your BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Oscar. You are completely brilliant. I now consider both Daniel and Darrell to be friends-for-life!"
 

 

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British actor Daniel Kaluuya won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in biographical drama "Judas and the Black Messiah."

Like any good son, he thanked his parents in his acceptance speech: "You got to celebrate life, man! We're breathing, walking, it's incredible. It's incredible. Like, it's incredible. My mom met dad, they had sex. It's amazing."

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An ecstatic Daniel Kaluuya poses with Yuh-Jung Youn (left), winner of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "Minari," and Frances McDormand, winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Nomadland."

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This is the fourth Oscar win for McDormand, who won her first Oscar for her sensitive portrayal of a police chief in the dark comedy film Fargo (1996). Her trophy collection includes two Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, two Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award.

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Angela Bassett stunned on the red carpet at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25.

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Tyler Perry, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, poses in the press room during the 93rd Annual Academy Awards.

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L-R) Tiara Thomas, H.E.R., and Dernst Emile II, winners of Best Original Song for "Fight For You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah," pose in the press room during the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station.

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Chloé Zhao becomes only the second woman to win Best Director in Academy Awards history. She took home the trophy for Nomadland.

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(L-R) Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera pose backstage with the Oscar for Makeup and Hairstyling in the press room during the 93rd Annual Academy Awards

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(L-R): Andra Day, Tyler James Williams and Evan Ross embrace at the Spring Place's Oscars party honoring Andra Day and the cast of The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

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The 93rd Annual Academy Awards was broadcast live from Union Station in Los Angeles, California. Only 170 guests were invited as part of the audience. Hundreds of homeless people were cleared out of the area before the awards aired. They were threatened with jail time if they didn't leave.
 

See the partial list of winners below:

Best Picture:

Nomadland

Best Director:

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor:

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best Actress:

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Supporting Actor:

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress:

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father

Best Original Screenplay:

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Animated Feature:

Soul

Best Costume Design:

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Film Editing:

Sound of Metal

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Original Score:

Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste

Best Original Song:

"Fight For You" from Judas and the Black Messiah by H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, and Tiara Thomas

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:

Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture & Television Fund

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It's Monday morning, and the Internet is still trying to figure out how Blac Chyna walked the red carpet at the 2020 Oscar Awards on Sunday night.

Blac Chyna showed up early and was among the first to walk the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Her presence stunned the Internet, as she wasn't a presenter nor a nominee.

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The mom-of-two wore a black velvet Dona Matoshi gown with plunging neckline and a bare-all thigh-high slit. The gown was embellished with blue gems and fringe at the shoulders. The 31-year-old wore her short black hair in finger waves.

The Oscar Awards is usually reserved for the elite of the movie industry. There's a reason why only nominees, presenters and their plus ones are invited to partake of the A-list festivities.

The main reason is the spectacular costs involved in putting together Hollywood's biggest night of the year. The gift bags alone are said to be worth a quarter of a million dollars!

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There are other parties for lessers to attend if they don't get an invite to the Oscars. The Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar viewing party was well-attended by those who weren't invited to the big show. Also, the star-studded Vanity Fair Oscars party was packed.

So how did former reality TV personality Blac Chyna, a C-lister at best, wrangle an invite?

My sources tell me Blac Chyna was not invited. She simply showed up and they let her walk the red carpet!

So there you have it: Chyna crashed the Oscars red carpet hours before the event started. How brazen!

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Actress Janelle Monáe's couture gown was so heavy, it required a team of 4 people to help her carry it down the red carpet. Janelle's silver custom made Ralph Lauren Collection mesh link dress with hoodie is comprised of 168,000 Swarovski crystals. She accessorized the gown with crystal-lacquered silk lamé platform sandals.
 

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Filmmakers Karen Rupert Toliver and Matthew A. Cherry won Oscars for their animated short film Hair Love at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Feb 9, 2020.
 

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are executive producers of the short animation film Hair Love, which won an Oscar Award on Feb. 9, 2020. The film is about a young Black father who figures out how to style his daughter's dreadlocks.
 

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Gabrielle and Dwyane invited DeAndre Arnold, the Texas teenager who was told he couldn't walk at his graduation unless he cut off his dreadlocks. DeAndre, center, joined filmmakers Karen Rupert Toliver and Matthew A. Cherry on the red carpet on Sunday night.
 

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Former reality TV personality Blac Chyna surprised everyone by showing up at the Oscars Awards when she wasn't a presenter or a nominee. Her appearance left the Internet bewildered and wondering if she crashed the red carpet. Chyna wore a black velvet Dona Matoshi gown with a plunging neckline and a bare-all thigh-high slit.
 

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Billy Porter toned down his usually flamboyant red carpet style for the 92nd Annual Oscar Awards held at L.A.'s Dolby Theatre on Feb 9, 2020. The 50-year-old actor wore a Giles Deacon Couture gold feather top with a printed floor length "Cupola gown" skirt. It was an understated look from last year's head-turning Christian Siriano tuxedo dress, which caused a commotion when Porter wore it to a taping of an upcoming episode of Sesame Street. Everyone is in agreement that Porter's feminine attire is inappropriate for minor children.
 

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Soul/R&B legend Mary Wilson attended the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb, Neuro Drinks and Walmart on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, CA.
 

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Actress Vivica A. Fox attended the 28th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party sponsored by IMDb, Neuro Drinks and Walmart on February 09, 2020 in West Hollywood, CA.
 

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Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo wore a glittering white Versace gown with a dramatic thigh split that showed off her toned legs. The gown was embroidered with Swarovski crystals. The 33-year-old Brit actress was nominated for her leading role in the biography Harriet.

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