After multiple delays, the first in-person award show of the year is finally here with the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. And while it’s always a pleasure watching the stars sashay down the red carpet in their fashion finest, it’s the beauty looks that often steal the show. The best celebrity manicures and nail art at the 2022 SAG Awards were particularly noteworthy, with plenty of sparkles, rich hues, and glamour to go around — would you expect anything less with Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson in attendance?
Spring trends like the updated French manicure, jeweled embellishments, and Very Peri nails all made their debut on the red carpet, with stars like Cynthia Erivo (who is nominated for her role in film Genius: Aretha) and E! host for the evening Laverne Cox all bringing their manicure A-game. And if there was any doubt that an artfully applied nail look was the perfect accessory for an award show, the SAG Awards will convince you otherwise.
Keep scrolling to see all of the most awe-inspiring celebrity nail looks from the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and get ready to book your next manicure appointment ASAP.
French manicures are having a serious moment at the SAG awards, and Cynthia Erivo’s candy apple red iteration with a line of delicate ruby jewels are one of the best of the evening.
The And Just Like That alum proved that the periwinkle nail color trend looks stunning on the red carpet, especially when contrasted with a gorgeous canary yellow gown.
The gem embellishment craze continues on the SAG Awards red carpet, with Laverne Cox and her bejeweled manicure — by Eri Ishizu with CND products — which perfectly complemented her noir and crystal gown.
Jewel tone nails always look best with a hefty side of emeralds, as demonstrated via Tom Bachik’s manicure for Selena Gomez.
The subtle shimmer looks divine on Jessica Chastain’s French manicure, especially paired with her Dior suit and impressive diamond rings.
Hudson’s elegant nude stiletto manicure featured a silvery jeweled accent nail — the ideal touch of maximalism for an evening nail look.
Yoko Sakakura created the nail look for SAG Award winner HoYeon Jung, a paper thin black French mani with a silver accent of OPI Infinite Shine in Silver on Ice, which matched her Louis Vuitton ensemble perfectly.
Fanning’s nails spoke volumes at the SAG Awards this year, with just two nails painted per hand in gold and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
Jada Pinkett Smith
The delicate, navy blue nail art design on Jada Pinkett Smith’s manicure served as the ideal accent to her impressive diamond color necklace (and hefty emerald cut engagement ring).