The Crazy Thing You Never Noticed About Every Oscar Winner
Every awards season, we, the beauty-obsessed, are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed waiting for celebs to grace the red carpet so we can catch a glimpse of their hair and makeup. Of course, we also gawk at their incredible dresses and bask in the sheer delight of their otherworldly presence, practically blinded by every sequin and sparkle. Admittedly, though, one element of their look that takes a bit of a back seat in our minds is their nails. Trust us, we love a good nail polish and an even better manicure, it just doesn't immediately grab our attention like the other stand-out elements. However, we recently learned that we should have been paying way more attention to their digits all along.
Backstage at NYFW, a top celebrity manicurist and nail mogul revealed to us that when she's getting a client ready for The Oscars (or any awards show), if she has a feeling that they're going to win, she'll paint their nails either a nude or pale neutral color. The reasoning? When they hold the award for photographs, she doesn't want anyone to be distracted by a bright nail color or intricate design. "The focus should be on the statue," she explains. Deeply fascinated by this, I decided to take a look through Oscar Winners past and their nail colors. The results were shocking. Take a look for yourself below.
Lupita Nyong'o was a vision at the 2014 Oscars while holding her new hardware and showing off a pale pink mani (Deborah Lippmann La Vie En Rose, $18).
Patricia Arquette actually didn't have time for a manicure at the 2015 Oscars, but her look still fits the theory that nude/neutral nails=victory.
Another interesting tidbit: Jennifer Lawrence wore a pale pink/nude nail at the 2013 Oscars when she won, but at last year's 2016 Oscars, she wore a deep nail and lost to Brie Larson, who wore—you guessed it—a pale pink nail. Coincidence? We think not.
We're placing bets that Emma Stone and Viola Davis will be wearing a pale/nude neutral nail this weekend. Who has your vote for the win? Sound off below!