Sunday night’s Academy Awards contained one of the most memorable gaffes in the ceremony’s history, when the wrong winner for the Best Picture Oscar was announced.

However there was another moment during the show that got the internet really talking, Nicole Kidman’s bizarre clapping.

Nicole was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role opposite Dev Patel in Lion, losing out to Viola Davis for Fences.

But while Davis was receiving a standing ovation after her win, the camera caught Nicole demonstrating a rather bizarre form of clapping.

The actress appeared to be using just the palms of her hands to clap while keeping her fingers strangely elongated.

Some tweeters watching at home likened it to a seal, while others compared it to The Grinch, but either way everyone was pretty freaked out.

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Some tweeters also had theories as to why Nicole was clapping in such an odd manner. One suggested that maybe she had just had her acrylic nails done, while another wondered if maybe her rings were too heavy.

But weird clapping aside, Nicole earned major fashion points on the red carpet for her gorgeous nude coloured Armani gown. However before her arrival she suffered a wardrobe malfunction when the dress’ strap broke on the way to the ceremony.

Speaking to The Today Show’s Richard Wilkins, Kidman revealed: “I had a bit of a panic because my strap on my dress broke when I got in the car.” Nicole was, of course, accompanied to the awards by her husband of over 10 years, country singer Keith Urban.