Stylish Nominees

  1. Here are some of the talented and fashionable women whose appearances in film and television—and, of course, on the red carpet—are worthy of special recognition.
    [​IMG]Beyoncé Knowles

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy

    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 spectacular—like 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."

    [​IMG]Renée Zellweger

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical 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.

    [​IMG]Meryl Streep

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical 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 and—at one point—sacrificed her vanity (and makeup) for a scene of touching vulnerability. It might be time to clear some space on the mantel.
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    Annette Bening

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy
    Running With Scissors

    Annette Bening is known for playing women who are a bit... off-kilter. She scored a Golden Globe in 2005 for Being Julia, in which she played an egocentric actress. In Running with Scissors she plays a selfish mother. But don't look at her body of work as her biography, the veteran actress is notoriously stable. Friend and American Beauty screenwriter Alan Ball has said, "I think she enjoys playing women who are on the edge because she's so not that in her real life." Good thing she enjoys playing them, because we like watching them.

    Toni Collette

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy
    Little Miss Sunshine

    Australian Toni Collette has gotten quite good at playing mothers. She was nominated for an Oscar for her turn in The Sixth Sense and a BAFTA for About a Boy. Now she's up for a Globe for a mom she calls, "selfless—she would die for her kids." Oh yeah, and she's not a mother herself. "I hope [to be as] good a mum as I am a screen mum!" the actress has said. We think this versatile actress can do just about anything.

    Kate Winslet

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama
    Little Children

    Kate Winslet is more concerned with being an actress than a celebrity. "My skin crawls if you call me a movie star," she has said. But that doesn't mean she'll downplay her accomplishments, which include four Oscar nominations and four past Golden Globe nods. "I work really, really hard, so I feel incredibly proud of my nominations," the actress has said. Time to be proud of one more!
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    Penèlope Cruz

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama

    First-time Golden Globe nominee, Penèlope Cruz has a pretty spectacular fan club. Ex-boyfriend Tom Cruise is always happy to sing her praises ("You feel everything she goes through onscreen"), director Pedro Almodóvar considers her a muse ("Penèlope still dazzles me every day"), and director Alejandro Amenábar, has gushed, "She has this charisma, this magic." That said, isn't it time the Spanish actress pulled in a few awards stateside? We think so, too.

    Judi Dench

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama
    Notes on a Scandal

    "I just want to go on being employed," Dame Judi Dench has said. With an Academy Award, numerous BAFTAs, and two Golden Globes (out of six past nominations), it's doubtful she'll be twiddling her thumbs any time soon. With roles in blockbusters like Casino Royale and critical faves like Notes on a Scandal, it seems like the actress has everything figured out. As pal Kate Winslet has said, "I want to end up like Judi Dench...a wise old dame."
    Marcia Cross

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series —Musical or Comedy
    Desperate Housewives

    Marcia Cross has good instincts. She was first asked to audition for the part of Edie instead of the obsessively domestic Bree, and she refused, recalling "I said, 'Oh, I'm too tired. You need a Nicolette." It's a good thing she went along with her gut; three-time nominee Marcia Cross is looking pretty golden
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    America Ferrera

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series— Musical or Comedy
    Ugly Betty

    First-time nominee America Ferrera has been winning hearts playing the title role of Ugly Betty. "Think back to Charlize Theron's role in Monster—ugly roles are enticing," the actress has said. "It's fun as an actress to go somewhere extreme. I'm okay if people don't know who I am, but if you remember my character that would be great." And when she walks the red carpet this Golden Globes season, you can bet we'll be seeing anything but ugly.

    Felicity Huffman

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series— Musical or Comedy
    Desperate Housewives

    "People in show business have been waiting for [Felicity Huffman] to be a star for a long time," her boss, Marc Cherry, has said. "She's so down to earth and humble, you get the feeling she doesn't see herself that way." Well, maybe it's time to start. Last year she won an Emmy (for Desperate Housewives) and a Globe (for her work in Transamerica) and she might be fated to add a second Globe to her collection. And although she's also down to earth enough to love her unglamorous TV wardrobe ("I don't have to wear makeup, don't have to do my hair"), we can all agree that she cleans up well on the red carpet in her often jewel-toned satin gowns.
  5. Toni Colette looks hott! She reminds me of Cameron Diaz for some reason..
  6. Beyonce's dress is absolutely disgusting. It's trying to combine all of these overtly femminine aspects (the powder blue, the lace, the chiffon, the bow) and it's just too much. But I've never been a fan of her clothes anyhow.

    Renée Zellweger, Kate Winslet, and Penèlope Cruz look fantastic.

    America Ferrera's dress is nice, but very basic. She should have dressed it up with some jewelry or a clutch or a more stand-out shoe.

    Marcia Cross's dress is nice enough, but the shine is too much for me and the color just washes her out.

    Annette Bening's and Meryl Streep's dresses look good on them, but would probably be too aging on younger actresses.

    Toni Collette's dress is just so ill-fitting. The top's loose fit is a very bad contrast to the fitted, gathered bottom half.

    Judi Dench looks nice enough, but it seems too safe. Being older doesn't mean that you can't take risks!
  7. nice thread!!
  8. i love kate winslet :yes: