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The Chicest Nail Looks Spotted At The 2023 Oscars

From mod nail art to minimalist tips.

The best nail moments of the 2023 Oscars.

The biggest names from the American film industry showed up to the 95th annual Academy Awards red carpet serving all things glitz and glamour. Florence Pugh wore Valentino couture and a structural hairstyle (that featured the ends of her pony fixed into on-trend micro bangs), Lady Gaga (who is *officially* confirmed to take the stage) arrived in a sheer gown with black boning, and Rihanna showed up wearing a stunning topknot with her adorable plus-one in tow.

Still, while all eyes may be on the fashion, hair, and makeup, it’s the tiny details that really make any look come together. Enter: the best manicures from the 2023 Oscars. Many stars have gone with sultry shades of deep red on their tips (like Elizabeth Olsen and Rihanna), while others have taken the opportunity to get more creative with their manis. Vanessa Hudgens, for example, rocked black and white mod-style nail art befitting of her black gown, and Ariana Debose sported rhinestone-encrusted tips.

From ultra-long disco ball-inspired nails to a red carpet take on the lip gloss manicure trend, here are the 2023 Oscars’ best nail looks.

Lady Gaga’s Understated Lip Gloss Nails

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Lady Gaga’s minimalist mani was a simple version of the high-shine lip gloss nail trend.

Vanessa Hudgens’ Mod Tips

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A vision of elegance in her hair bow updo and monochrome gown, Hudgens went majorly mod with some ’60s-inspired nail art.

Rihanna’s Blood-Red Mani

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Reminiscent of her Super Bowl halftime show glam, Rihanna sported shiny red nails that matched her red lips.

Elizabeth Olsen’s Bordeaux Manicure

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With a slicked-back bun, red-orange lip, and a sequined black mermaidcore gown, Olsen topped off her sultry look with a deep burgundy mani. Her nails were done by celebrity nail artist Thuy Nyugen.

Ana De Armas’ Silver Flakes


Nail artist Ashlie Johnson used Aprés Nail on Armas and dressed up her neutral mani with some silver flakes that matched the star’s sparkling gown.

Eva Longoria’s Disco Chrome


Longoria’s ultra-long nails were silver chrome, a mani she said was inspired by a disco ball.

Laverne Cox’s Teal French Tips

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Always one to show up and show out with her nails, Cox opted for teal stiletto tips to match her gown, painted by Eri Ishizu using hues from Aprés Nail.