Here are some of the talented and fashionable women whose appearances in film and televisionand, of course, on the red carpetare worthy of special recognition. Beyoncé Knowles Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion PictureMusical or Comedy Dreamgirls When January cover girl Beyoncé found herself in the same spot as Miss Diana Ross (the rumored inspiration for her lead singer character) she lost her usual cool. "I was terrified," the singer/actress has said. "Then she tapped me on the shoulder and told me that she was glad that I was doing Dreamgirls," Looks like absolutely everyone can't wait to see Beyoncé in the role. Not to mention see her on the red carpet. The first-time nominee is guaranteed to wear something spectacularlike the Elie Saab dresses she's been flaunting that bring to mind yet another icon. "There's Marilyn Monroe in there," Dreamgirls director Bill Condon has said. "It's the kittenish smile, the confident sexuality." Renée Zellweger Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion PictureMusical or Comedy Miss Potter "Even now it's difficult for me to accept that I work in films, that I am an actress, and that this is my life," Renée Zellweger has said. Well, accept it. With an Oscar and three Golden Globes at home, the star of biopic, Miss Potter, should be walking tall on the red carpet. But what will she wear? She's often donned favorite designer Carolina Herrera, but she's also known to love vintage dresses: "They fit me well, and they're elegant without being too obvious." Renée Zellweger, four-time Golden Globe winner? Yeah, that fits, too. Meryl Streep Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion PictureMusical or Comedy The Devil Wears Prada Meryl Streep is, well, Meryl Streep. With 13 Academy Award nominations (and two wins) and a whopping 20 Globe nominations, with five wins (most recently in 2004 for Angels in America), one wonders if there is any mantel space left in the Streep household. "There are a lot of people who are very good at what they do, and then there are a few who are just touched, as if they're from a different planet of talent," Laura Linney has said. As Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada, Streep breathed life into a cold, dismissive character andat one pointsacrificed her vanity (and makeup) for a scene of touching vulnerability. It might be time to clear some space on the mantel.