Oscar Gowns We'd Love to See
NOMINATION Best Actress, Rabbit Hole
RED-CARPET STYLE For the Golden Globes, Kidman sported a sleek custom column from Prada in shimmery ivory sequins.
OUR PICK The statuesque beauty never disappoints in slim-fitting styles-we'd put her in this delicate petal pink design by her stylist L'Wren Scott.
NOMINATION Best Actress, Black Swan
RED-CARPET STYLE Portman chose a softly draped blush satin number from Viktor & Rolf to flaunt her baby bump at the Golden Globes.
OUR PICK She danced her way into the nomination, and this feather-fringed John Galliano looks perfect twirling around. It also has a forgiving blouson silhouette for the glowing mom-to-be.
NOMINATION Best Actress, Blue Valentine
RED-CARPET STYLE Williams channeled '60s flower power for the Golden Globes in a daisy-studded dress from Valentino.
OUR PICK This Givenchy couture design combines a clean sculptural bodice with a romantic flowing skirt-the perfect complement to the star's practical-but-pretty pixie cut.
NOMINATION Best Supporting Actress, The Fighter
RED-CARPET STYLE For her Globes appearance, Leo went for a not-so-basic black strong-shouldered Marc Bouwer gown.
OUR PICK We think the actress should stick with sparkles and show up in this sophisticated sequin design from Elie Saab couture. The soft amber hue nicely accentuates Leo's russet locks.
Helena Bonham Carter
NOMINATION Best Actress in a Supporting Role, The King's Speech
RED-CARPET STYLE Bonham Carter made headlines after the Globes with her eccentric Vivienne Westwood dress worn with mismatched satin shoes.
OUR PICK This true original would still look theatrical in a cutaway gown from Christian Dior couture. Its soft ombre shading is edgy, not ostentatious.
NOMINATION Best Supporting Actress, True Grit
RED-CARPET STYLE For the Golden Globes, Steinfeld chose a sophisticated (but age-appropriate) white gown by fellow up-and-comer Prabal Gurung.
OUR PICK If anyone can flout convention, it's a 14-year-old nominee! We'd like to see Steinfeld go short with a gorgeously embellished Gucci minidress, preferably in this vibrant peacock hue.
NOMINATION Best Actress, The Kids Are All Right
RED-CARPET STYLE Bening dropped by the InStyle after-party in a modest cut-velvet look by Tom Ford.
OUR PICK This dramatic Jason Wu design was made for the long lean star. Its two-tone style would draw all eyes to her small waist and narrow frame.
NOMINATION Best Actress, The Fighter
RED-CARPET STYLE For the Globes, Adams chose a deep blue Marchesa gown with laser-cut rosettes.
OUR PICK Adams always shines in Carolina Herrera-we think this unusual brushed metallic gown would liven up any red carpet.