Basic black was the most popular nail polish color at the 2012 Academy Awards tonight. Kate Mara, Kristen WiigSandra Bullock, and Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer all painted their tips an inky sable lacquer. Want to try this easy-to-wear look? Take note: Dark polishes tend to stain, so be sure to apply a good base coat to act as a barrier for your natural nails. Tell us: Do you ever paint your nails black?

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