Nicole Kidman claps like an alien who's still trying to learn how to fit in

Just when you think you've figured it all out, life throws a curveball. Last night's curveball came in the form of Nicole Kidman's palms.

Amid all the unprecedented drama of the 2017 Academy Awards, Twitter was preoccupied with one disturbing reveal: Acclaimed actress Nicole Kidman claps really weirdly, like in ways that defy all semblances of logic.

For the presumably countless people who want to master this technique: It's all in the finger extension. You've got to keep your palms vertical while elongating your fingers out horizontally. Skip SoulCycle -- this counts as exercise!

The star was seated between hubby Keith Urban and Best Supporting Actress nominee Octavia Spencer, both of whom are seen successfully clapping in a standard human fashion.

A few theories: She'd just touched up her nail polish during a commercial break. She was wearing expensive rings and didn't want to smash them against each other. Or, the saddest possibility: Nobody ever taught her the right way to do it.

Among these options, we're willing to bet on #2. Check out this red-carpet shot of Kidman -- she's got huge rocks on both hands.

89th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet

Even if the blame does fall on Kidman's stellar jewels, the damage is done. Once Twitter's crowned you a meme, there's no un-memeing to be had.

The remaining question: When she's happy and she knows it, what does she do?

See Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban on the Oscars red carpet:

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Nominee for Best Supporting Actress 'Lion' Nicole Kidman arrives with her husband Keith Urban on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress 'Lion' Nicole Kidman arrives with her husband Keith Urban on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress 'Lion' Nicole Kidman arrives with her husband Keith Urban on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Singer Keith Urban and actor Nicole Kidman attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman (R) and singer Keith Urban attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Singer Keith Urban and actor Nicole Kidman attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Singer Keith Urban and actor Nicole Kidman attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress 'Lion' Nicole Kidman arrives with her husband Keith Urban on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman (L) and musician Keith Urban attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman (R) and singer Keith Urban attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Supporting Actress in 'Lion' Nicole Kidman poses for fans as she arrives on the red carpet for the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Tommaso BODDI (Photo credit should read TOMMASO BODDI/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman, Musician Keith Urban, LaTanya Richardson and Samuel L. Jackson attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Nicole Kidman attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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