Antonio Banderas’ Weird Emmys Clap Is The New Nicole Kidman Seal Clap

Move over, Nicole Kidman’s Oscars seal clap — there’s a new peculiar applause technique that’s gotten the world’s attention.

Antonio Banderas was minding his own business at the 2018 Emmys Monday night when viewers noticed his clap was… not of a standard method?

OK, it was weird.

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Instead of striking his hands together opened palmed — like we’re all accustomed to — the Genius star performed a mild-mannered golf clap with his digits in a quasi-heavy metal hand sign formation.

The result was perplexing to many: 

Some responders argued the actor was clapping in *Spanish*, specifically a style used in Flamenco dance.

But most Twitter users just compared it to that other celebrity clapping conundrum:

Which celebrity will clap weird next?

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN]

Sep 18, 2018 11:28am PDT