The internet has crowned its new awkward-clapping queen. 

By Isabel Jones
Sep 22, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

OK, Natasha Lyonne is an icon in her own right, but that icon status was undoubtedly elevated on Sunday night when she unveiled the clap to unseat all claps (except maybe one).

During the show, viewers noticed that the Russian Doll star was clapping in a sort of stunted way that called to mind the viral seal clap Nicole Kidman debuted at the 2017 Oscars (seemingly as a means to avoid a jewelry collision).

Natasha, too, had a verifiable ring situation.

In an instance of awards show déjà vu, the internet celebrated their awkward-clapping queen.

Was it a practiced ode to Kidman, a means to protect her fingers, or an instinctive clapping method? We may never know. Regardless, in Natasha we stan.

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In other news, Lyonne is up for three Emmys tonight (Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series). She was previously nominated in 2014 for her performance in Orange Is the New Black.

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