While I was greatly disappointed by the absence of Zooey Deschanel’s nail art-clad fingers, I did get pleasantly surprised by the story behind Lupita Nyong’o’s mani color choice. Donning an elegant Prada gown for the ceremony, the actress dubbed the particular shade of blue as “Nairobi blue” because it reminded her of her hometown in Africa. As Instagram revealed, she wore the same pastel shade of blue on her nails, and on her finger she wore a gold ring bearing her family’s totem.
Perhaps the references to her roots served as a good luck charm? In any case we’re happy for you, Lupita! Congratulations on your Oscar win!