Oscars 2021: Sure, Glenn Shut doing ‘Da Butt’ was scripted

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It appears solely becoming that the star of “Hillbilly Elegy” — the butt of the 2021 awards cycle — would carry out “Da Butt” dance through the Oscars telecast.

Whereas taking part in a recreation of “identify that music” throughout an sudden break in Sunday night time’s proceedings, actor Lil Rel Howery turned the highlight on display icon Glenn Shut, who floored the group — and the web — along with her bootylicious dance strikes.

The Los Angeles Occasions has confirmed that Shut’s twerk-tastic efficiency was a part of a scripted bit designed for laughs. It labored, as evidenced by Twitter customers who promptly misplaced their minds.

“I didn’t have Glenn shut doing da butt on my Oscar bingo card however right here we’re,” tweeted creator Roxane Homosexual.

“Glenn Shut simply received her first Oscar for Finest Dwell Motion Quick Movie,” joked Leisure Weekly reporter Joey Nolfi.

The lighthearted phase performed out as follows: Howery gave a handful of nominees an opportunity to establish a random tune from a movie soundtrack — chosen by Oscars DJ Questlove — and guess whether or not it scored an Oscar nomination or win the yr it was launched.

Throughout her flip within the scorching seat, Shut shocked the room by appropriately figuring out Expertise Limitless’s “Da Butt” from director Spike Lee’s 1988 movie “Faculty Daze,” which didn’t obtain a nomination. However that was nothing in comparison with what got here subsequent: When requested by Howery if she knew “Da Butt” dance, Shut didn’t miss a beat earlier than rising from her seat and shaking her booty on dwell tv.

Earlier than Shut, “The US vs. Billie Vacation” actress Andra Day appropriately decided that Prince’s music “Purple Rain” didn’t obtain an Oscar nomination when the movie of the identical identify debuted in 1984. (The Prince query additionally sparked Twitter controversy, as “Purple Rain” the film received the now-defunct Oscar class of “unique music rating,” which required a movie have 5 unique songs. Some contended that meant “Purple Rain” the music did certainly win.)

After some witty banter about their Oscar-winning 2017 movie, “Get Out,” Howery additionally challenged “Judas and the Black Messiah” actor Daniel Kaluuya, who mistakenly guessed that Donna Summer time’s “Final Dance” from the 1978 movie “Thank God It’s Friday” was not nominated. (It received.)

Forward of this yr’s ceremony, Shut landed a shock supporting actress nomination for her flip as Mamaw in Netflix’s critically panned drama “Hillbilly Elegy.” (She additionally scored a Razzie nomination for a similar efficiency.) Shut left empty-handed Sunday night time, tying a document for many nominated actor with no win.

See extra reactions to her booty-popping show under.

Occasions workers author Amy Kaufman contributed to this story.

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