Nicole Kidman has been turning heads at this year's Academy Awards for an unusual reason; it appears she has forgotten how to clap.

The Australian actress has been captured on tape twice, enthusiastically applauding the ceremony with her hands splayed in a bizarre fashion.

Kidman's non-clap stands out next to her husband, Keith Urban, and Octavia Spencer, who both appear to clap like normal people.

The clips have been swiftly shared on twitter.

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Kidman joins Brendan Fraser on the list of celebrities who can't seem to clap.