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Nicole Kidman Explains 'Seal Clap' at 2017 Oscars

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    Nicole Kidman Explains 'Seal Clap' at 2017 Oscars
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    Actors Nicole Kidman and Octavia Spencer attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

    Let's give Nicole Kidman a round of applause.

    Rather than come up with some excuse for her weird clapping during the 2017 Oscars on Feb. 26, the "Lion" actress confirmed her Harry Winston rings were to blame.

    "It was really awkward!" she said on "Kyle and Jackie O Show" Wednesday. "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?'"

    Kidman, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, wore 119 carats worth of Harry Winston diamonds, which included a cluster diamond ring.

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    "It was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own," she said. "It was absolutely gorgeous, and I was terrified of damaging it. It's like, is there not more important things to be focused on than the seal clap?"

    That same night, Kidman suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction when the straps of her Armani Priv gown snapped. She managed to salvage her look by tying them around her neck.

    During Wednesday's radio interview, Kidman also spoke about having a front row seat to the Best Picture envelope mix-up.

    "It was bizarre. I wasn't sure what was going on. No one in the audience was. Then there was some shuffling, envelopes--and people rushing onstage. I was like, 'What is going on?' I thought someone wasn't well and then I saw people's faces dropping."

    After Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly named "La La Land" as the Best Picture winner, "Moonlight" was given the award.