These Are the Best Manicures From the AMAs Red Carpet
Many celebrities take award shows as an opportunity to flaunt gorgeous jewels, but the real bling is on their nails! From gem-encrusted nail art to classic nude manicures, we're rounding up the most fabulous fingers on this year's red carpets. Read on to see them in all their glory.
Julianne Hough, American Music Awards
Julianne's frosty silver tips looked stunning against her lilac outfit.
Chrissy Teigen, American Music Awards
Chrissy wore lengthy burgundy nails with her revealing black gown.
Janelle Monáe, American Music Awards
Janelle's long silver nails were each accented with a black crystal.
Kat Graham, American Music Awards
The star's coral, almond-shaped nails were a beautiful accent to her green clutch.
Kerry Washington, Emmy Awards
Kerry rocked a sophisticated black and gold half-moon manicure.
Ariel Winter, Emmy Awards
Ariel's long, almond-shaped nails were outfitted in a rich burgundy hue.
Rihanna, MTV Video Music Awards
Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees used Red Carpet Manicure Red Carpet Ready 1-Step LED Gel Polish in Hopeless Romantic ($13) to create this mauve look on Rihanna's long stiletto nails.
Nicki Minaj, MTV Video Music Awards
Nicki wore black lacquer that faded into a glitter ombré.
Rita Ora, MTV Video Music Awards
Rita's vampy ombré manicure faded from blood red into black, which coordinated well with her gothic ensemble.
Meghan Trainor, Billboard Music Awards
Meghan opted for a deep sapphire lacquer to go with her sequined gown.
Zendaya, Billboard Music Awards
Zendaya wore her nails in a sheer pink and long almond shape.
Demi Lovato, Billboard Music Awards
Demi's metallic indigo manicure was accented with black designs.
Chrissy Teigen, Oscars
Manicurist Kimmie Kyees used two thin coats of Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish in Glamspiration ($10) to create Chrissy's long stiletto nails.
Olivia Munn, Oscars
Manicurist Emi Kudo used Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Organdi ($28), an unusual shade of pink-beige, for a fresh take on the nude manicure.
Sarah Silverman, Oscars
Manicurist Melissa DeLaCruz used Caption Polish in Rough, Tough, and in the Buff ($12) to create Sarah's nude look.
Olivia Wilde, Oscars
Olivia wore a sheer pink shade on her short nails at the Academy Awards.
Andra Day, Oscars
Andra wore long, almond-shaped nails on the Oscars red carpet, but we were mesmerized by her stacks of rings.
Mindy Kaling, Oscars
Mindy coordinated her burgundy manicure with her Prada clutch.
Sofia Vergara, Oscars
Sofia wore an elegant beige lacquer with her navy gown.
Demi Lovato, Grammys
Celebrity manicurist Brittni Rae used Red Carpet Manicure Black Stretch Limo Gel Polish ($11) to add glossy obsidian to Demi's nails.
Chrissy Teigen, Grammys
Manicurist Kimmie Kyees dressed Chrissy's long, elegant nails in Essie Topless and Barefoot, a creamy beige.
Ariana Grande, Grammys
Ariana sported a sweet shade of pastel pink on her fingertips.
Kacey Musgraves, Grammys
Kacey wore an ultradeep purple manicure on her short nails to coordinate with her colorful gown.
Janelle Monáe, Grammys
Janelle's manicure gave off modern-art vibes.
Carrie Underwood, Grammys
Carrie let her gigantic diamond be the focal point by choosing to accent her fingers with a subtle, pearly nude polish.
Selena Gomez, Grammys
Selena's long, almond-shaped talons were sexy and elegant.
Taylor Swift, Grammys
A glittery gold shade was Taylor's polish of choice for the Grammys red carpet.
Bonnie McKee, Grammys
Bonnie's long, pastel-pink nails were each accented with a gold stud.
Elle King, Grammys
In addition to multiple finger tats and stacks of rings, Elle rocked a deep v-shaped manicure. Manicurist Emi Kudo used Red Carpet Manicure Power of the Gem Gel Polish in Diamond ($12) to add sparkle.
Sarah Hyland, SAG Awards
Sarah wore long, almond-shaped nails with a soft neutral polish.
Laverne Cox, SAG Awards
Laverne's violet-gray polish was a fun and unique hue to pair with her deep-red gown.
Tracee Ellis Ross, Critics' Choice Awards
Tracee's tan polish was the perfect neutral shade for her skin tone.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Critics' Choice Awards
Bryce painted her digits in an inky navy lacquer.
Helen Mirren, Critics' Choice Awards
Helen Mirren's sheer nude mani sat pretty against her snow-white clutch.
Melissa McCarthy, Critics' Choice Awards
Melissa McCarthy donned moody purple polish.
Niecy Nash, Critics' Choice Awards
Niecy Nash went for the bold with mauve coffin tips accented with rose-gold glitter.
Hayden Panettiere, Critics' Choice Awards
Hayden sported sheer peach polish on her almond-shaped nails.
Constance Wu, Critics' Choice Awards
Constance's satin onyx mani stood out against her pastel-pink clutch.
Shanice Williams, Critics' Choice Awards
Shanice kept it monochromatic in a matte black mani to match her ensemble.
Carrie Keagan, Critics' Choice Awards
Carrie Keagan opted for simple nude digits to complement her sultry red gown.
Raychel Diane Weiner, Critics' Choice Awards
Raychel's metallic gold tips glistened on her ocean-hued clutch.
Sophia Bush, Golden Globe Awards
Sophia wore Red Carpet Manicure Nail Lacquer in I Simply Love Your Nails ($8), a baby-pink hue, for a classic look.
Laverne Cox, Golden Globes
Manicurist Melissa DeLaCruz layered Caption polishes in This Old Thing and Create Change ($12 each) to create an iridescent emerald manicure.
Zendaya, Golden Globe Awards
Zendaya opted for a sheer baby-pink manicure that contrasted with her bold burgundy gown.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Golden Globe Awards
Jada's short, nude nails looked quite elegant.
Jenna Dewan Tatum, Golden Globe Awards
Jenna's elegant almond-shaped nails made her fingers look long and dainty.
Lady Gaga, Golden Globe Awards
Lady Gaga sported a nude stiletto nail.
Jennifer Lawrence, Golden Globe Awards
Jennifer kept her nails simple with a short, nude manicure.
Jaimie Alexander, Golden Globe Awards
Jaimie's onyx manicure coordinated with the stripes on her plunging emerald gown.
Jennifer Lopez, Golden Globe Awards
Jennifer's ultra long stiletto nails were slicked with a burgundy shade that popped against her mustard gown.
Taylor Schilling, Golden Globe Awards
Taylor's rounded fingernails were slicked with a cabernet lacquer.
Viola Davis, Golden Globe Awards
Viola matched her maroon manicure to her glossy lipstick.
Lea Michele, People's Choice Awards
Manicurist (and friend of Lea!) Jenna Hipp used Jenna Hipp Nail Polish in This Is My Jam (part of a $25 set) to create Lea's sultry manicure.
Kate Hudson, People's Choice Awards
Kate opted for an obsidian manicure to contrast with her white gown.
Meghan Trainor, People's Choice Awards
Meghan went for a classic look and sported a pale, almond-shaped nail.
Lucy Hale, People's Choice Awards
The Pretty Little Liars star wore a bordeaux manicure on supershort nails.
Julianne Hough, People's Choice Awards
A classic tomato-red lacquer was the perfect foil to Julianne's diamond rings.