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Even Beth Harmon Would Be Impressed With 'Queen's Gambit' Star Anya Taylor-Joy's Chess-Inspired Manicure

Mar. 1 2021, Published 5:33 p.m. ET

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Queen's Gambit star Anya-Taylor Joy wowed with her 2021 Golden Globes look, but there was one tiny detail that fans may have missed: the actress was rocking a chess-inspired manicure!

Created by celeb nail artist Kim Truong, the design featured a chess-themed print on every other nail, with the alternate nails painted in a shade of baby pink.

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One hand featured a white chess piece on her ring finger, and on her index finger, which was a translucent shade of hot pink, were the words "chess openings," mimicking one of the ads her character Beth Harmon saw in the show, which took place in the '50s and '60s.

On Joy's opposite hand, her pinky rocked a print that consisted of black and white pawns, while her middle finger had a black and clear chess board design.

"Beauty inside and out! @anyataylorjoy congratulations," Truong captioned her Instagram post. "Swipe to last photo to see her fun nail look."

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To complete her look, Joy made a side part in her long platinum blonde tresses, wore a sparkly, emerald Dior Haute Couture dress and donned $1 million worth of jewels from Tiffany & Co.

"We really wanted to do something that felt retro to pay homage to her character..." stylist Law Roach explained to The Hollywood Reporter. "I think she's such an incredible, unique beauty and has this kind of mystical, fairytale-like thing about her. It's hypnotic in person."

The glam touches may have been the Hollywood stars' good luck charm, as she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in Golden Globe for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, and the series itself took home Best Limited Series or Television Film.

"I would love to thank Netflix for letting us make the show we wanted to make," she said in her victory speech. "It's obviously wonderful that everyone's seen the show. I would do this project again and again and again; I learned so much. Thank you to the audiences that have watched it and supported the characters. It meant the world."

The blonde beauty was up against A-list stars like Nicole Kidman for The Undoing and Mrs. America's Cate Blanchett.

Joy was also nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role in Emma.


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