Who: Luptia Nyong’o
What she’s nominated for: Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave
Why she’s a contender: Nyong’o is new on the scene, but she hasn’t made a misstep yet. She stunned the world in her red Ralph Lauren Golden Globes dress (left), and she’s also made appearances in looks by Peter Pilotto, Altuzarra, Mary Katrantzou (middle) and Elie Saab (right) in recent months, so we know she’s going to knock it out of the park. Plus, she’s the new face of Miu Miu, so it’s possible that Miuccia Prada herself has a little something in the works for her.