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Emma Stone (The Help)
While her costars have earned the nominations, Stone has had to settle for raves on Best Dressed lists for her Alexander McQueen (SAG Awards, left) and Lanvin (Golden Globes, right) gowns.
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Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey, date of Brad Pitt)
Her overly structured Atelier Versace Globes gown (right) was glamorous but icy. Her Jenny Packham SAG Awards gown (left) was badass, which we prefer.
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Viola Davis (The Help)
She and Meryl Streep may be splitting the Best Actress honors this season, but with her Marchesa (SAG Awards, left) and Emilio Pucci (Golden Globes, right) gowns, Davis has taken the lead on the red carpet.
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Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Part of you wishes Streep would do the red carpet as well as Helen Mirren; part of you loves that she's drawn to unpredictable gowns that remind you of Mad Max and Temple Grandin.
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Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)
She has an understated style all her own. The only thing flashy about her Valentino (SAG Awards, left) and Jason Wu (Golden Globes, right) gowns is the color.
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Shailene Woodley (The Descendants)
Do you love her elegant Marchesa Globes gown (right) so much you're willing to overlook her floral L'Wren Scott SAG Awards homage (left) to her film's Hawaiian setting?
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Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Spencer is the closest you get to a sure bet at this year's Oscars. We'd also put money on her sticking with designer Tadashi Shoji, who's been working her curves.
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Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Her Givenchy Globes gown (right) felt a little too old, her Calvin Klein Collection SAG Awards gown (left) a little young. Perhaps she'll get it just right at the Oscars...
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Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
McCarthy stayed with Badgley Mischka for the SAG Awards (left), and with the right color, was rewarded for her loyalty.
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Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids)
Why are we always so surprised her taste — a David Meister Signature for the Globes (right) and a Naeem Khan for the SAG Awards (left) — is so mature?
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Natalie Portman (last year's Best Actress winner)
Her gowns, Giambattista Valli (SAG Awards, left) and Lanvin (Golden Globes, right), have been sophisticated as ever, but a bit too safe?
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Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Known for her avant-garde fashion sense, Swinton has reined it in enough this awards season — with a Globes look by Haider Ackermann (right) and a SAG Awards gown by Lanvin (left) — that you could almost see Cate Blanchett wearing her choices.
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Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)
Nude is obviously her favorite color, and we can see why: Combined with her dark hair, it gives her an edge. So much so that she didn't need that choker she wore to the SAG Awards (left). Without it, that Balenciaga gown would have been as perfect as her Bill Blass Globes number (right).
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Stacy Keibler (date of George Clooney)
Hey, if you attend enough award shows, you're bound to get nominated for something. While her red Valentino Globes gown (right) was a bit underwhelming, her black lace Marchesa SAG Awards gown (left) signaled she definitely knows the line between classing it up but staying sexy as hell.
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