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Oscar Nail Watch 2010

By on March 8, 2010
in Celebrity

82nd-annual-academy-awards The 82nd Annual Academy Awards aired last night and it seems like the entire Twitterverse was watching with me. It was so much fun reading everyone’s reactions to the red carpet, show, winners, etc in real time. The Boyfriend could care less about award shows and I’m not the type to attend Oscar parties with a bunch of chatty friends because I like to catch every moment so Twitter is my perfect companion for the night.

Unfortunately, since celebs play it safe on the red carpet nowadays the Oscars doesn’t really lend itself to major nail watching but there were a few fun nail moments.

E!’s pre pre-show included a nail segment with Deborah Lippmann where she created the world’s most expensive manicure.  Using her own Diamonds & Pearls polish as a base, she applied $100,000 worth of actual diamonds to her model’s nails.  Using stones borrowed from jeweler Suzy B, she placed each individual diamond using her Addicted to Speed topcoat.  Am I the only who would be afraid to wear such a manicure?  I just know I’d lose a diamond or two thanks to my natural klutziness.

I’ll share my other fave nail moments in separate posts but before I do, let’s talk about the show itself.  I’ve always been a fan of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin but their pairing didn’t do anything for me.  In fact, I think NPH totally stole the show and should host next year.  That guy is hosting gold!

Also, did anyone else find the awards completely predictable?  With the exception of The Hurt Locker winning for Best Picture, I accurately called the rest of the big award winners.  After Kathryn Bigelow won the DGA Award for Best Director my gut told me she’d beat James Cameron and I’m SO glad she did.  The Hurt Locker was really good and so deserving.  I’ve been a fan of Jeremy Renner since he played Jeffrey Dahmer and I’m so happy to see him getting the recognition he deserves.  An Oscar is in that boy’s future, I can feel it.

Finally, I know I’m not the only one who welled up with tears during the John Hughes tribute.  His films touched so many of us and will forever be tied with our formative years.  His work defines what it was to be a teen in the 80s and his comic genius will live on forever.  Seeing some of the Brat Pack-ers on stage was really sweet though Judd Nelson looked  ROUGH.  Wow!  If only Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez had been there.

What were your fave parts of last night’s Oscar moments? Did you see any nails that stood out?

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  1. batbfan says:

    My favorite parts of the Oscars were when Kathryn Bigelow won and Mo’nique won. The nails that I think stood out where Miley Cyrus nails.I also liked Nicole Richie’s nails. I couldn’t tell if they where painted in a picture I saw, but she always has a good red nail polish on(which I’ve ben trying to find). But I like red nail polish. Do you know any good creme or dark red nail polishes?

  2. Carissa says:

    I’m actuaaly laughing right now because everything you just said I said during the telecast.

  3. Leah says:

    I read once that Nicole Richie’s go-to red was Essie Bordeaux. My absolute favorite red is Nars Chinatown. It is the perfect deep, blue-red and it looks great with pale skin (it was recommended to me on this blog!).

    I cried during the John Hughes tribute too! His movies were/are the best! Molly Ringwald still looks so cute!

  4. Leah says:

    Her (Nicole Richie’s) Oscar nails are sort of a dark, blue-gray. I would love to know the color!

  5. batbfan says:

    I would like to know Nicole’s nail color to the other day. She always wears nice nail colors. But I liked some of the nail colors last night. I noticed that Mariska (I think I spelled it wrong) from Law & Order SUV, didn’t have her nail painted, unless it was a nude nail polish color. But one year she had a great drak red color in which you mix OPI Can You Tapas This? with OPI St. Petersburgundy. It was really pretty.

  6. Jellyfluff says:

    Just saw a picture of Demi Moore and her ultra light grey-lilac nails stood out to me! Any chance you know what it might be?

  7. Arrianne says:

    Haha, I remember thinking the same about Judd…he looked, well you already know.

    All you sissy girls, quit crying! ;p