The 25-year-old hit the red carpet in a midnight blue velvet suit by Tom Ford and donned a subtle amount of glittery eyeshadow in the inner corners of his eyes. As per E! News, Ansel probably took inspiration from the HBO hit series Euphoria for his look.
Apart from the makeup, the Baby Driver star matched his suit with a jewel-encrusted butterfly brooch and what looked to be a blue sapphire ring, which he wore on the pinky finger of his left hand. His nails were also painted white.
At the awards show, Ansel continued to shine when he showed off his singing voice while presenting the award for best original song. Ansel opted to sing the name of the category, instead of just reading it.
While his co-presenter Dakota Fanning laughed at the improvised musical moment, Ansel received applause from the crowd. Ansel and Dakota presented the award to Elton John for his song “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” which was featured in the film Rocketman, a biopic about Elton’s life.
Aside from his acting gigs, Ansel is also a part of the music industry as a producer, according to People. So far, he has released two singles with Island Records, which he signed with in 2015. His first single, “Home Alone,” was released in 2016. “Thief,” his second single, premiered in 2017. Ansel has previously played at EDM festivals under the pseudonym “Ansolo.”
After the awards, the Goldfinch actor took to his Instagram to share an adorable pic. The selfie gave his fans a closer look at his shimmery eyeshadow, which seemed to have smudged a bit after the day’s activities. He appeared to take the photo in the back of a car while his girlfriend, Violetta Komyshan, rested her head on his shoulder with her eyes closed.
Ansel’s 10.1 million followers appeared to love the shot of the couple. Many took to the comments section of the post to express their thoughts, some dropping heart emoji.
“Everything about this photo is perfect!” one of Ansel’s followers wrote.
“Thank you, king. You served tonight,” another admirer added.
“The Grammys just rang, they’re asking if you can perform a medley,” read a third comment.
“When’s the album gonna drop?” a fourth Instagram user joked.
Ansel is set to star in Steven Spielberg’s anticipated remake of West Side Story. He will be playing Tony, the male lead in the film and the founder of the Jets, a teenage street gang.