The line-up neatly ticks off all our style crushes from 2009. Chanel muse Marion Cotillard and Hollywood favourite Penelope Cruz are up for their performances in Nine. Marion dares to wear the trickiest of couture gowns and has a French sartorial confidence that pulls it off every time. Cruz likes to wear long lengths - strapless dresses with big-skirts - but her choice of designers runs the gamut from Valentino to Marchesa and Versace.
ELLE tipped British rising star Carey Mulligan for the top in its November issue and she has been recognised for her stunning performance in An Education with a nomination in the Best Actress category. In a typically British way, Carey puts a quirky spin on red carpet style. Favourite labels include Lanvin, Chanel, Thakoon and Vionnet.
Carey is pitted against fellow Brit Emily Blunt who has become one of our most successful More