Awards season is upon us, and as much as we’re excited to find out who wins, we’re just as excited (ok, maybe a little more excited) to see what the stars will be wearing. With the Golden Globes happening this weekend (and the Oscars just a month away), we’re predicting which nominees will bring their sartorial A-game.
Click through to see our picks along with some of their past stunning looks, and be sure to keep checking Who What Wear for our predictions and coverage!
Nominated for a Golden Globe for her leading role in Into the Woods, Emily Blunt is no stranger to the red carpet. In lieu of a ball gown, the actress favours sleek silhouettes, using colour and sparkle to create interest.
On Blunt: Michael Kors dress; Ferragamo clutch
Julianne Moore’s refreshingly minimalist looks regularly set her apart on the red carpet. We can’t wait to see what Moore (nominated for Still Alice) and her longtime stylist Leslie Fremar have in store this season.
On Moore: Chanel dress; Fred Leighton jewellery
Viola Davis, nominated for a Golden Globe for her starring role in How to Get Away With Murder, often favours Escada for dressier events. She looks stunning in jewel tones, so if she sticks with the brand, we’d love to see her in the cobalt belted gown from their Pre-Fall 15 collection.
On Davis: Escada dress; Jimmy Choo clutch
Naomi Watts, a SAG Award nominee for her role in St. Vincent, takes smart risks on the red carpets (think long-sleeve gowns and interesting asymmetrical cuts). The star also knows what works for her figure, often wearing fitted sheath dresses with understated jewellery.
On Watts: Armani Prive dress
Given her seven-year absence from the awards season red carpet and growing baby bump, Keira Knightley is the one we’re most excited to see back on the circuit. (She’s nominated for her role in The Imitation Game.) The fashion darling in a custom Chanel creation would be perfection.
On Knightley: Valentino dress
After seeing Emma Stone—who received Golden Globe and SAG noms for her supporting role in Birdman—in the ethereal emerald green Valentino gown at the Venice Film Festival, we’re hoping she opts for the designer again.
On Stone: Lanvin dress; Cartier clutch
We love that Amy Adams’s films often inform her red carpet looks, such as the American Hustle-inspired glam ‘70s vibe she exuded at last years Golden Globes. Whether she goes full-on feminine or more modern, Adams, nominated for Big Eyes, always conveys the confidence of a movie star.
On Adams: Oscar de la Renta dress
Uzo Aduba, a newcomer on the red carpet, is nominated for her role as the infamous Crazy Eyes in Orange is the New Black. Her elegant feminine style is a stark and surprising contrast to her tough onscreen persona.
Felicity Jones, a nominee for her role in The Theory of Everything, is working with stylist Karla Welch, who’s known for creating edgy looks. We think it’s a perfect match for Jones, who often favours dark colours and a modern vibe.
On Jones: Johanna Johnson dress
Reese Witherspoon, who’s been racking up nominations for Wild, has recently been embracing a more modern, edgier red carpet style. We think she’ll continue to move in that direction this awards season. One thing we’re sure of? She’ll be dripping with gorgeous gems, per usual.
On Witherspoon: Zac Posen dress
It wouldn’t be an awards season without the oft-nominated Claire Danes. The actress, a contender for her work in Homeland, usually embraces colourful and intricately detailed dresses. This year, we’d love to see her in one of the two-piece gowns from Prabal Gurung’s Pre-Fall '15 collection.
On Danes: Vionnet dress
Jessica Chastain, a Golden Globe nominee for the crime drama A Most Violent Year, possesses Old Hollywood glamour in spades. The redheaded beauty always kills it on the red carpet, favouring curve-hugging silhouettes in hues that complement her colouring.
On Chastain: Armani Prive dress
If we were betting, we'd put our money on Jennifer Aniston wearing lots of black this awards season. A front-runner in the Oscar race for her work in Cake, the veteran actress knows what works for her and usually sticks to that. While her last appearance at the Oscars in a crimson Valentino ball gown was a surprising departure for the star, she still looked like herself with her loose blowout and minimal accessories.
On Aniston: Valentino Couture dress; Versace shoes
Who are you most looking forward to seeing on the red carpet? Tell us in the comments!