The 96th Academy Awards (the Oscars) took place 10 March, with celebrity attendees showcasing glamorous looks as they gathered to celebrate film achievements from the past year.

Here are 11 celebrity nail styles papped at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, that caught our eyes…

Emily Blunt

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Emily Blunt wore this subtly sparkling manicure, courtesy of celebrity manicurist, Julie Kandalec, using The GelBottle Inc Gel Polish in Silk, a sheer pale pink shade, topped with The GelBottle Inc Extreme Shine Topcoat in Starlight for a multi-tonal holographic finish.

“We decided to keep Emily’s look monotone, as she and her husband, John Krasinski, were matching in full monotone looks,” Julie Kandalec shares. “Opting for a custom cool sheer pink with shimmer, we layered three coats of gel polish, so a bit of extra pink showed through. We finished with a holographic top coat to pull out the sparkle in her Schiaparelli gown and Tiffany & Co. diamonds. On her toes, Emily wore Peacci Nail Polish in Valentina, as we wanted the toes to have a bit more sheen under the gown.”

Florence Pugh


Florence Pugh wore a sparkling embellished nail look to match her Oscars gown, courtesy of fashion manicurist, Dawn Sterling.

Danielle Brookes

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Brookes’ nail style had a special meaning, featuring 26 glittering crystals on each nail. Each crystal represented the past black women nominated for Best Supporting Actress, with Brookes being the 26th. Nails by nail artist, Temeka Jackson.

Margot Robbie

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Margot Robbie wore a warm caramel hue, courtesy of nail artist, Betina Goldstein, who used Chanel Nail Colour in Le Vernis Légende.

“For Margot’s nails, I wanted to complement the brown tones of her dress, but still keep the look feeling light and modern,” Betina Goldstein explains. “I love the balanced tones of the warm caramel shade we used.”

Cynthia Erivo


Cynthia Erivo channelled Wicked with this glittering emerald green Elphaba-inspired nail design, courtesy of Los Angeles nail artist, Rose Hackle.

Vanessa Hudgens


Annette Benning

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Annette Benning complemented her navy blue Oscars outfit with a matching nail design, courtesy of nail artist, Sarah Chue, using The GelBottle Inc Gel Polish in Blueberry.

“We chose to go bold and daring with a dark navy blue hue to go with her dazzling navy jumpsuit and golden accented Kimono, to bring it all together,” reveals Sarah Chue. “We also used Peacci Cuticle Oil and The GelBottle Inc Better Balm™ to hydrate the skin and nails for that finishing touch.”

Get the look:

  1. Prep the nails.
  2. Apply one coat of The GelBottle Inc Gel Polish in Blueberry and cure.
  3. Apply a second coat of The GelBottle Inc Gel Polish in Blueberry and cure.
  4. Apply The GelBottle Extreme Shine Top Coat and cure.
  5. Finish with Peacci Cuticle Oil and The GelBottle Inc Better Balm™.

Anya Taylor Joy


Los Angeles nail artist, Kim Truong, served up this glittering cat eye manicure for Anya Taylor Joy.

Issa Rae


Issa Rae wore a light nude hue courtesy of Eri Ishizu, using The GelBottle Inc Rubber Base Coat before applying two coats of The GelBottle Inc Gel Polish in N30, finishing with The GelBottle Extreme Shine Top Coat for a glossy finish.

Lily Gladstone

Nails By Yoko

Nail artist, Yoko Sakakura, created a sparkling silver chrome style for Lily Gladstone using Aprés Nail.

Olivia Munn


Olivia Munn wore The GelBottle Inc Gel Polish in Sandy Beach, courtesy of nail artist, Shigeko Taylor.

Lead image courtesy of Rebecca Corbin-Murray.

By Editor