THE ROLE As Karen Crowder, Swinton convincingly plays a distraught woman willing to do anything to cover up a deadly truth. This marks the British actress's first Oscar nod.
HER RED-CARPET STYLE The 47-year-old wears a variety of monochromatic styles on her lithe frame. Her red-carpet styles often fall into the futuristic category, like the copper sheath dress and metallic suit she wore to premieres last year. This year, she favors basic black in luxe fabrics.Read MoreLess