37 Awards Season Beauty Moments That Deserve A Standing Ovation

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Another season of teary-eyed acceptance speeches, trophy hugging, and red carpet pre-shows is winding down.

Jennifer Ford Feb, 28, 2017

The red carpet has always been the best place for fresh hair and makeup inspiration, and this year, celebrities and their glam squads didn’t disappoint.

From Janelle Monae’s accessorized poufs, to Issa Rae’s inspiring mane moments, we’ve been completely enamored.

Not to mention, we’re still trying to digest the slaying that took place during this weekend’s 89th Annual Academy Awards. Celebrities literally made our heart skip a beat as they poured onto the red carpet for what seems like the umpteenth time this year. We spotted everything from sparkly tiaras to pretty pixie cuts, and the most stunning makeup looks we’ve seen thus far.

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And in case you’re finding it hard to keep up, not to worry. We’ve bookmarked the beauty moments you may have missed from past shows. Keep scrolling to see the ones worthy of a standing ovation and click here to see the best red carpet moments from our very own “Black Women In Hollywood” event!

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The Hidden Figure actress rocked a playful hair and makeup combo for the 2017 Critic's Choice Awards. Her double hair buns, metallic blue eyeliner and popping red pout remind us how fun it is to play dress up.

2 of 37 Michael Kovac

We loved Issa Rae’s braided pompadour hair moment at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

3 of 37 Steve Granitz

We were swooning over the romantic hair and makeup look Ruth Negga wore to the 2017 Golden Globes Awards.

4 of 37 Michael Kovac

Tracee Ellis Ross showed us how to rock a red lip with minimal makeup at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Scandal star Kerry Washington rocked this fun fishtail plait with textured bangs for the 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards.

6 of 37 Steve Granitz

Karrueche’s Golden Globe Awards top knot and soft beat was everything we needed to pull us out of our winter beauty rut.

7 of 37 David Livingston

The actress slayed in a top knot with shaved sides at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

8 of 37 John Shearer

Actress Danielle Brooks' beautiful faux loc beehive was all the buzz at the 2017 SAG Awards.

9 of 37 Steve Granitz

Kerry Washington slayed this vampy makeup moment for the 74rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

10 of 37 Steve Granitz

For the 2017 Golden Globes, Janelle rocked this beautiful beehive adorned in tiny crystals, paired with a stunning makeup look.

11 of 37 Jason LaVeris

Serayah reminded us the cornrows are the style perfect for any occasion, including awards season. She slayed this hair and makeup combo for the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards.

12 of 37 Steve Granitz

Maya’s sleek and silky bob worn at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards is definitely on our style goals list. 

13 of 37 Jason LaVeris

We loved this timeless look seen on on the singer/actress at the 2017 NACCP Image Awards. Her sophisticated cut paired with ruby red lips is classy and chic.

14 of 37 Steve Granitz

Rihanna always shines bright like a diamond on the red carpet. Her soft smoky eye compliments the soft waves she sported for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

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The Westworld actress' long blowout was goals at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.

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The actress' pretty pastel makeup look from the 2017 BAFTAs is one we’re bookmarking for spring.

17 of 37 Dan MacMedan

The LEMONADE singer looked every bit the queen (with baby bump) in tow at the 2017 Grammy Awards. We're living for these long and luscious locks! 

18 of 37 Jason LaVeris

Big hair don’t care! Actress Teyonah Paris slayed this mane moment on the 2017 NACCP Image Awards red carpet.

19 of 37 Jason LaVeris

We loved Regina King’s tapered bangs and top knot seen at the 48th Annual NAACP Images Awards.

20 of 37 Jason LaVeris

Blackish actress Yara Shahidi rocked a stunning natural makeup look, revealing a healthy complexion and dewy skin for the 2017 NACCP Image Awards.

21 of 37 Jason LaVeris

Andra Day is the perfect old school beauty muse. We loved this mod hair and makeup moment at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards. 

22 of 37 Dan MacMedan

How could we forget this incredible fro moment seen on Jilly from Philly at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards? #hairgoals

23 of 37 Jeffrey Mayer

We love seeing protective styles on the red carpet. The actress pulled her individual braids into a chic low bun for the 22nd Annual Critics Choice Awards.

24 of 37 C Flanigan

We love this fun ponytail Yara Shahidi rocked for the 74rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

25 of 37 Jeff Kravitz

The actress rocked this stunning natural makeup look at the 2017 Oscars.. This look is perfect for those of us who are into the "no makeup" makeup trend.

26 of 37 Jeffrey Mayer

“Nina’s Poem (I am Looking at Music)” was Long’s contribution to the soundtrack. And, while not as well-remembered as “Brother to the Night,” it was another moment of romance and honesty in the film. As you probably know, Long is an iconic actress. She’s starred in The Best Man, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Soul Food and Lifetime’s recent Beaches TV movie opposite Idina Menzel. She’ll appear in the upcoming hip hop biopic Roxanne Roxanne

27 of 37 Steve Granitz

We loved this feathered asymmetrical bob on Taraji P. Henson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

28 of 37 Jon Kopaloff

Solange came to slay the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with a curly updo and the fiercest brows in Hollywood.

29 of 37 Jon Kopaloff

Singer Andra Day stole the spotlight at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards rocking this retro updo adorned in marigolds. Her makeup was also on point.

30 of 37 Lester Cohen

Ruth Negga also tuned heads with this regal beauty moment at the 2017 Academy Awards. We’re in love with her sultry smoky eyes and soft waves.

31 of 37 Steve Granitz

Janelle Monae debuted this pretty pixie cut and blinged out tiara for the 2017 Academy Awards.

32 of 37 Frazer Harrison

The actress was all a glow for the 2017 Oscars! We love'd her golden makeup look and hair highlights.

33 of 37 Jeffrey Mayer

The Loving star served in electric blue shadow at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. 

34 of 37 Jeffrey Mayer

The Dope star looked spring-ready in cutesy curls and a coral lip at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. 

35 of 37 C Flanigan

The American Honey star decorated her locs in gold wire for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. 

36 of 37 Jeffrey Mayer

The 13th director styled her locs into a chic half-up, half-down style for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. 

37 of 37 Jeffrey Mayer

The Scandal actress' high ponytail and wispy bangs were a winning combo at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards.