Lupita Nyong’o one-upped herself this year, building on her 2013 Best Newcomer and Breakout Star award and doubling the recognition with a trio of wins for Breakout Star, Most Consistent and Standout Star of Awards Season.
It’s really no surprise though that the actress would score this Best Of trio. Ever since she stepped foot on the scene, we’ve been coveting her every style move, as she continues to make waves on the red carpet and in the industry as a filmmaker and an Oscar-winning actress. She also spent time in front of the camera for fashion rather than film, starring in Miu Miu’s Spring 2014 campaign.
Never afraid to trot out new looks, she consistently impresses in a range of silhouettes and a colourful palette of hues, always masterfully matching her impeccable makeup to her look.
She’s donned every major designer, from Altuzarra to Christian Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, and many more, but many of her most dazzling entrances occurred during awards season.
I’m still in awe of the glorious turquoise-blue Gucci gown with floral embellishment at the SAG Awards, not to mention her custom ivory Calvin Klein Collection cutout design at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. And who could forget that sweeping confection of a baby-blue dress from none other than Prada for the Oscars.
I can’t wait to see what she has in store for 2015.
Most Consistent Runner Up: Elizabeth Banks
Breakout Star Runner Up: Nicola Peltz