Extremely Long Stiletto Nails Had a Moment at 2021 Emmy Awards

Nail inspiration for days, courtesy of the night's best manicures.

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The claws were out at the 2021 Emmy Awards, but not in the way that you would think. A handful of celebrities brought the drama with their super long stiletto nails.

Taraji P. Henson bedazzled her oxblood talons with matching crystals for extra sparkle, while MJ Rodriguez added fine lines to her white nails for a marble effect.

And while length and sharp tips was the biggest manicure trend of the night, there were also more practical manicure moments, too. Awkwafina wore nail art with minimal lines, and Kathryn Hahn opted for a solid maroon manicure.

Ahead, we've rounded up the best manicure moments from the 2021 Emmys. Consider your fall nail art sorted.

Emma Corrin

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The actress looked nothing like Princess Dianna at the 2021 Emmys, thanks in part to her black glossy claws by nail tech Simone Cummings.

MJ Rodriguez

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The Pose star also brought the drama to the red carpet with her white stiletto nails with marble detailing. Nail artist Thuy Nguyen created the look using Essie products.

Taraji P. Henson

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Henson was understandably feeling her manicure on the red carpet. The star went with sharp oxblood nails bedazzled with matching crystals.


The RuPaul's Drag Race season 13 winner coordinated her extra long blush pink square-shaped nails with her fuchsia and pastel pink Carolina Herrera gown.

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Kathyrn Hahn

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Nothing screams "fall" like a deep plum manicure. Hahn ushered in the season with the help of manicurist Jenna Hipp who used OPI Nail Lacquer in Midnight in Moscow for the WandaVision star's seasonal manicure.

Kerry Washington

A shiny red manicure is always an award show beauty win. For the 2021 Emmys, manicurist Kim Truong filed Washington's nails in a chic almond shape before painting them with OPI Nail Lacquer in I'm Really an Actress, a shimmery crimson.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Nail artist Kim Truong turned to the actress' critically-acclaimed show, The Queen's Gambit for nail art inspiration.


This minimalist design by nail artist Thuy Nguyen is proof that small details still make a statement.

Elizabeth Olsen

Whether you're wearing bold color or a chic neutral like Elizabeth Olsen, nail prep is just as important as the polish you choose. Nail artist Thuy Nguyen used Dashing Diva products while working with the WandaVision star.

Yara Shahidi

Manicurist Tracy Clemens added a little bit of extra sparkle to the Grown-ish star's green and gold look with the help of Morgan Taylor nail polishes.

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