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January 09, 2016

It's safe to say that Cate Blanchett knows a thing or two about working the red carpet. Her 2016 Golden Globes nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her compelling performance in Carol makes it her eighth one total (she's previously won three). "It should be fun. I mean, if you take it all too seriously the whole fun goes out of it," she previously told InStyle about her fashion philosophy. "It’s been an extraordinary year for cinema, and I never take that for granted. But the rest of it should be fun."

And judging by Blanchett's stellar red carpet track record, that playful approach is clearly reflected in her openness to experiment with unexpected finishes, modern silhouettes, and bold hues. That kind of refreshing unpredictability is why she never fails to land on our best-dressed lists, which is one reason we can't wait to see what she'll wear at the Globes this year. As we count down to the main event (to air at 8 p.m. ET this Sunday on NBC), take a look back at her fashion hits through the years.