Lupita Nyong'o's Black and Silver Manicure at the 2020 SAG Awards
Most people probably first notice someone's dress at an award show, but us beauty editors notice the hair and makeup. And personally, even before the hair and makeup, I pay close attention to the manicures.
Tiny but never lacking detail, award show manicures are a beautiful extension of an entire look. Kicking off with the Golden Globe Awards, the nails did not disappoint, and things started to get really over the top at the Grammy Awards (and we loved every second). Some of our favorite nail moments from award season so far include Joey King's optical illusion on her fingertips, Billie Eilish sporting a neon green Gucci manicure (because of course she did), and even Ansel Elgort getting in on the action, opting for an all-white nail polish (my personal favorite shade).
Finally, finishing with the Oscars; celebrities decided to give modern twists to the classic french manicure, including Cynthia Erivo's "Starry Night"-inspired manicure and Zazie Beetz's black french moon design.
Read on to see the best celebrity manicures from award season.