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Nicole Kidman Explains Seal Clapping Technique At Oscars 2017

Press Trust Of India

Updated: March 9, 2017, 1:20 PM IST
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Nicole Kidman Explains Seal Clapping Technique At Oscars 2017
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Hollywood star Nicole Kidman has blamed her seal-like clapping at the Oscars last month on incredibly expensive jewellery.

The Lion actress has become the butt of many jokes and a laughing stock in social media memes after fans compared her odd applauding at the 89th Academy Awards to a seal flapping
its flippers. Kidman finally explained her clapping technique on Australian radio interview with Kyle and Jackie O.

The Big Little Lies star explained that she had rings on her fingers, making it difficult for her palms to touch together, reported Us magazine. "It was really awkward. I was like, 'I wanna clap, I don't wanna not be clapping' that'd be worse, right? Like 'Why isn't Nicole clapping?'" Kidman, 49, said. "So therefore I'm clapping but it was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not mine but it was absolutely gorgeous and I was terrified of damaging it."

The actress turned up to the prize-giving in a sparkling Armani Prive dress and paired the embroidered gown with 119 karats of Harry Winston jewels and a vintage diamond Omega museum wristwatch - pieces worth millions of dollars altogether.

Kidman says she is shocked her 'seal-clapping' has become such a major talking point, and she is convinced there are far more other interesting issues to focus on than the weird way
she was applauding at the ceremony. "It's like, 'Is there not more important things to be focused on than the seal clap?'"

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