Crazy But True: We Can Predict an Oscar Winner Based on Their Nail Polish

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 ensembles 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, but it just doesn't immediately grab our attention like the other standout 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 award 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.